SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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2018
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Tag: AIS

Rolls-Royce, ESA join forces on shipping’s digital future

rolls royce digital shipping

Rolls-Royce and the European Space Agency signed an agreement to pursue space activities for autonomous, remote controlled shipping, aiming to promote innovation in European digital logistics. The collaboration aims to develop new solutions for communication between vessel systems and shore based systems in addition to ship-to-ship communication.

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UK MCA advises on use of VHF radio and AIS

optimizing ship voyages

As explained, there have been a significant number of collisions where subsequent investigations have found that at some stage before impact, one or both parties were using VHF radio in an attempt to avoid collision. The use of VHF radio in these circumstances is not always helpful and may even prove to be dangerous.

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US Navy to prevent collisions using AIS in high traffic areas

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Following deadly collisions of US warships, CNO Richardson noted that it is very hard to understand how navy ships collide, despite the sophisticated systems onboard and the lookouts on the bridge. Part of the problem, he stressed, isn’t the Navy’s ability to see the others, but everyone else’s ability to spot Navy ships.

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