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Items filtered by date: April 2020

Crew

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise funds to support developing world seafarers and their families impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis.

 

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Tanker vessel Ternvag approaching the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port. The practices around vessel calls have been adjusted to avoid the effects of the virus. Imahe courtesy of the Gothenburg Port Authority.

As a result of the Corona outbreak, the majority of ports throughout the world have been forced to re-examine their routines. Greater use of digital tools has been part of the solution in an effort to maintain an efficient workflow. At the Port of Gothenburg there are clear indications of how the Corona pandemic could accelerate digitalisation in what is an otherwise conservative shipping industry.

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 09:35

ABB increases remote support services

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ABB is offering increased remote assistance to vessels as the demand for such support rises during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Machinery Maintenance Connect (MMC) is DNV GL’s new remote approach to the machinery planned maintenance system (MPMS).

In a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on seafarer well-being, Inmarsat has formalised a sweeping 50 per cent discount for crew voice calling services available for up to 40,000 ships for three months until the end of June.

Abacus Ship Management has installed the MESPAS maritime software across its fleet of 13 ships.

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 08:42

ABS publishes data and digital advisories

ABS has launched two new Advisories designed to help harness the potential of digital technologies for the maritime and offshore industries.

Monday, 06 April 2020 08:02

KVH responds to COVID-19 pandemic

 

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KVH is helping seafarers to remain connected during the COVID-19 outbreak. Image courtesy of KVH.

With the current COVID-19 situation, KVH Industries has confirmed to us that the company is working around the clock to support the connectivity needs of the thousands of vessels and seafarers worldwide that rely on KVH VSAT services.

The Liberian Registry is implementing remote Annual Safety Inspections (ASI) onboard its ships as a direct response to the major restrictions faced by dispatching inspectors, under the current health guidelines and restrictions around the globe.

 

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Due to increasing demand for remote support and services to the maritime industry, KONGSBERG has made its Remote Services solution available to customers using Vessel Insight.

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