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.
A new partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been signed to support increased maritime digitalisation.
Iridium Communications has announced that a Letter of Compliance was signed by the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), stating it has positively verified the operational and technical requirements as requested by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for Iridium to provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service.
North P&I Club has partnered with HudsonCyber to encourage its members to better understand their vulnerabilities to cyber risk and to improve their cybersecurity processes and systems.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new free online tool for software developers to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically.
GTMaritime has announced that it has seen significant growth in the use of its secure, maritime optimised email software and other cybersecurity solutions as shipowners and operators step up a gear to harden onboard networks and protect their ships from digital threats.
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