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.
GNS has launched its new VOYAGER Hub application platform, with the aim of supporting implementation of selected software systems on board ship while also providing an additional layer of protection against cyber threats.
JRC and Alphatron Marine have introduced a new version of their AlphaBridge system targeted at medium and small vessels, allowing full control from a central seated command position.
Kelvin Hughes has announced the launch of its latest ECDIS unit, type approved to meet the recently updated IHO and IMO standards.
ECDIS and navigation systems company Adveto reports that it has been acquired by the Zeatec Group. Both companies are based in Sweden.
Dutch shipping company Spliethoff has agreed a deal with Raytheon Anschütz for the delivery of integrated navigation systems (INS) to six newbuild ice-classed multi-purpose vessels.
Nautisk has announced a new partnership with SRH International to offer its leasing package for dual ECDIS and ENCs to SRH customers.
Alphatron Marine has upgraded the ECDIS training facility at its headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with new systems for seafarer training.
The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland reports that it has developed a new steering system to be used by remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships, which will be applied to navigation systems and ship autopilots with the aim of steering ships automatically.
The STM (Sea Traffic Management) validation project reports that it has completed the first operational tests of its integrated vessel information sharing system with shore centre manufacturers, facilitating data exchange beet two different maritime IT manufacturers’ systems.
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