Furuno has completed the delivery of a range of navigation systems to two new Crowley Maritime Corp LNG-powered Commitment class ConRo (combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off) vessels, the El Coquí and Taíno.
Transas has launched the first package of applications built on its Cloud-based maritime operations management platform THESIS, incorporating machine learning technologies with the aim of reducing the potential for human error on the bridge or substandard decision support from shore.
Radio Holland reports that it has agreed a deal to supply navigation and communication systems packages to six newbuild vessels being built for Dutch shipping company Wijnne Barends, based in Delfzijl.
NAVTOR has updated its digital chart table with the launch of NavStation 4.0, adding a new passage planning module to reduce the amount of administration work required in managing vessel routing, both on board ship and at the fleet level.
Israel-based security company Naval Dome has reported the results of a series of penetration tests on maritime technology systems, including an ECDIS, which allowed its ethical hackers to directly impact on board systems.
Heng Tong Fuels and Shipping, the Singapore-based subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Coastal Holdings, has installed SEALL ECDIS systems from GNS onboard two vessels, Coastal Jupiter and Coastal Neptune, replacing non-compliant legacy hardware to bring the ships in line with the updated ECDIS standards.
Totem Plus reports that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with security company Naval Dome to add a cyber defence system as a supplemental option to its PC-based navigation and automation systems.
Speedcast has announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine to add SRH’s maritime navigation and electronics products alongside Speedcast’s satcom portfolio to create integrated shipboard system packages delivered by a single supplier.
Maritime navigation company Nautisk has announced a partnership with the Korea Environmental Science & Technology Institute (KESTI), which will see the Korean company offer Nautisk’s digital navigation products and services to its regional market.
The latest accident investigation report from the UK MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) into the grounding of the bulk carrier Muros in December 2016 has pointed to improper use of ECDIS as a contributory factor to the incident, with the investigators noting that the number of similar incidents it has encountered has led them to the conclusion that previous generations of the technology have not been designed with user needs in mind.
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