Electronics & Navigation

NAVTOR has revealed that take up of Pay As You Sail (PAYS) ENC licensing among its customers has now surpassed 80 per cent of all subscribers, with the option having first been introduced by the company in 2012.
exactEarth has been selected by the Government of Ghana’s Fisheries Commission (a member of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme) to provide satellite AIS data services and a small vessel tracking system, as part of a 12-month contract that will be worth between $1 million and $2 million.
The Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO) from UKHO is now available for use on Danelec Marine’s DM800 G2 ECDIS, the companies report.
McMurdo has been awarded a US$3 million contract with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for the supply of to 16,000 FastFind 220 personal locator beacons (PLBs) over the next five years.
BigOceanData and Alltek Technology Singapore have won a tender to supply AIS vessel monitoring services to a Singapore government organisation, with the system now already live.
Raytheon Anschütz reports that it has completed the supply of gyro compass systems to two 25,000 dwt polar class heavy transport vessels for operation north of 70° latitude.
A two-year R&D project called iSea has been announced by a consortium of companies in Denmark and Turkey, with the aim of improving efficiency in ship operations and safer navigation through the delivery of a set of Expert Decision Support Systems (EDSS) for vessels.
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a NOK 120 million (approximately US$14 million) Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group, to cover engineering and maritime technology deliveries to a RoPax ferry for Irish Continental Group (ICG).
BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics, part of BMT Group, has updated its marine navigation and manoeuvring simulator REMBRANDT, with version 6 adding separate controls for setting wind, wave and swell wave parameters.
Ports of Jersey’s new vessel traffic service (VTS) is now in operation, following an upgrade of its operational and stand-by control centres, multiple remote radios, radars and automatic identification systems (AIS) performed by Frequentis.
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