SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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  • efficiensea2

    EfficienSea2 deploys smart buoy to optimize navigation

    The European project EfficienSea2 is testing a new Smart Buoy solution, aiming to allow ships to have improved navigational services and to receive data in support of vessel operations, when reaching ports. The buoy will allow port authorities and ships to collect and share information in a completely autonomous system. ...

  • internet

    MSC ship released after detention for internet outage

    The Mediterranean Shipping Company has reached an agreement with the Somali government over the accidental internet cable outage, that created a large disruption of web connectivity in the region.  ...

  • australia

    Australia: Flag of Convenience is risk to national security

    The Australian Senate inquiry finds flag of convenience shipping poses risks to national security. FOC shipping refers to international trading vessels registered in tax havens such as Liberia, Panama and the Marshall Islands and are renowned for their lax labour laws, poor investment controls and lack of ownership oversight.  ...

  • accidents

    Kalmar: Zero accidents is ‘mission possible’ ahead automation

    Ahead of the automation that takes place within the shipping industry, Finnish port equipment manufacturer Kalmar stresses that “a zero accident port is definitely a mission possible”, suggesting that machines detect their surroundings and notice things that human eyes and ears might not, thus helping humans to prevent accidents.  ...

  • gps

    USCG urges for vigilance due to recent GPS disruptions

    The US Coast Guard Navigation Center informed that 20 ships were reported suffering a GPS disruption, in the Black Sea, since 22 June 2017. In view of this, it urges operators to exercise caution and reminds them how to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption. ...


Recent Posts

charts

USCG updates electronic chart policy

US Coast Guard announced an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications and position fixing and plotting requirements.

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monitoring

MOL chooses ClassNK’s engine monitoring system

MOL announced intent to install the "ClassNK CMAXS", a next-generation engine status monitoring system developed by ClassNK, on two newbuilding vessels. The system utilizes sensor data acquired from data logger and VDR to offer diagnoses of onboard machinery and equipment.

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dmca

DMCA discusses progress in registration and licensing services

The Dubai Maritime City Authority informed that it shared experience in maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi, during their recently held meeting, with the aim to reinforce UAE’s position as one of the most important maritime and logistics capitals in the world.

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Royal

Designing future of cruising

Royal Caribbean has established a new Innovation Lab that engages virtual reality rooms to collaborative work spaces and helps accelerate innovation by giving experts the ability to tangibly play and push the envelope before construction even begins.

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Benefits of training leading to increased safety

Mr. Andreas Togantzis, Marine Engineer and Head of MAN PrimeServe Academy in Piraeus, talks about MAN Diesel & Turbo's training initiative which aims to provide technology knowledge to its customers operating company's engines, referring in detail to local activities. He highlights that training plays critical role to industry and requires a commitment by all stakeholders related to the training of seagoing personnel or their corresponding technical staff in the office.  

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canada

Canada extends St. Lawrence Seaway agreement

The Canadian Ministry of Transport announced a five-year extension to the agreement with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, to manage, maintain and operate the Seaway, as it recognizes that the Seaway is an important, competitive and sustainable transportation corridor that provides economic opportunities for the country.

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