On December 7, in Moscow, the memorandum on intention to equip the series of 10 cargo-passenger ships with autonomous navigation (a-Navigation) systems was signed between the Sakhalin shipping company Morspetsservice and the developer of autonomous navigation systems Kronshtadt Technologies. A similar MOI was also signed on December 8 in St. Petersburg between the shipping company SeaEnergy and Kronshtadt Technologies to equip 10 more general cargo vessels.
As shipping lines grow ever more reliant on digital links to shore, GTMaritime has launched Compliance Maintenance, a new service for customers that provides the option of automatically keeping GTMaritime software used onboard up-to-date to ensure that owners are constantly compliant with IMO cyber-security guidelines.
ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) has launched a digital solution that replaces traditional paper logbooks and brings a new dimension to compliance management through a browser-based experience.
OneOcean has launched LogCentral, a secure, easy-to-apply digital tool that aims to make collecting and sharing vessel data simple and quick. The tool can be used immediately with no prior training.
To mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October, Hanseaticsoft is urging shipping companies to ensure seafarers have good connectivity at sea so that they are not left isolated from family and friends, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting next week (FAL 44).
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic continue or become permanent, then there will be a rise in shipping accidents and environmental disasters.
Furuno introduces the first IMO-compliant X-band/S-band magnetron-free solution for commercial vessels with the new Solid-State X-band Radar, NXT series
FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan) presents, for the first time, a complete Magnetron-free Radar/Chart Radar Solution in both X-band and S-band configuration, with the introduction of new Solid-State X-band models: FAR- 2xx8-NXT Radar and FAR-3xx0-NXT Chart Radar.
Furuno NXT Solid-State Radars use electronic components to generate microwave pulse and therefore, require much less power than magnetron Radars. This technology does not wear out and does not require any particular maintenance, significantly reducing operating costs. Finally, there is no pre-heating making the startup time much faster than with a magnetron.
Product page (Chart Radar): https://www.furuno.com/en/merchant/chartradar/
Product page (Marine Radar): https://www.furuno.com/en/merchant/radar/FAR-22x8_23x8/
Lloyd’s Register’s electronic certificates (eCerts) capability is being rolled out for new and existing vessels across the fleet on a phased basis.
FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan) is introducing, for the first time, a Magnetron-free chart radar/radar solution in both X-band and S-band configurations, with the addition of two new Solid-State X-band models: FAR-NXT 2xx8 radar and FAR-NXT 3xxx chart radar.
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