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USCG urges for vigilance due to recent GPS disruptions

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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.

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US Navy: Three changes to improve safe navigation

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Recent accidents at sea have demonstrated there is considerable room for improvement on the bridges of U.S. Navy warships, according to Lieutenant Commander, Michael Kiser. Apart from the crew's skills, knowledge and compliance with the “Rules of the Road”, which are highly important for keeping ships safe, Mr Kiser suggests three changes, in order to prevent collisions at sea.

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European e-Navigation solutions tested for human factors

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Aiming to implement smart solutions for a safe and sustainable shipping, the EU-funded EfficienSea2 project has finished a full-scale simulation of a variety of e-Navigation solutions. The simulations involved 8 navigators and took four days, at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, focusing on the human factors in e-Navigation.

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Largest simulation test ever realized

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The European Maritime Simulator Network will be used to validate the STM concepts and services, running the largest civil simulation test ever, with 29 manned bridges in 10 centres. The purpose is to reflect the STM concept, to validate and evaluate the findings and to give input to various hypotheses and the Formal Safety Assessment developed by other activities within the project.

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USCG informs about new DGPS site status

The US Coast Guard said that the five differential global positioning system (DGPS) sites operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are being decommissioned. However, the forty DGPS sites remotely monitored by the Coast Guard remain in operation.

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BC Ferries urges caution on sharing waters safely

Mariners transiting waters in the immediate area of BC Ferries terminals should use caution and ensure that they do not impede ferries approaching or departing berths. In addition, boaters should exercise caution and ensure that they do not impede ferries in narrow channels such as Active Pass.

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