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The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Department for Transport (DfT), in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, have successfully secured £1 million to fund research and development into autonomous and ‘smart’ shipping.

Monday, 20 November 2017 16:31

Autonomous vessel Code of Practice launched

Maritime UK has launched a new Industry Code of Practice for the design, construction and operation of autonomous and semi-autonomous vessels up to 24 metres long, covering manufacturing, safety, communication and navigation, through to training and skills.

Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:04

McMurdo wins UK SAR upgrade contract

Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has been awarded a contract by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for nationwide enhancements to its existing Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite technology, that will allow the MCA to operate with the new Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) satellites that are currently being deployed.

Oceans HQ, a provider of software to Maritime Administrations, has signed an agreement to deliver a new digital vessel registration system to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), to form part of MCA’s 2016/17 digital strategy.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:33

Crisis training course from Videotel

Videotel has launched a new crisis management e-learning course, developed in cooperation with the IMO, Royal Caribbean, and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00

Satellite evidence used in tanker case

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) says that it has, for the first time, successfully used satellite imagery as primary evidence in a maritime pollution prosecution.

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Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00

UK MCA approves ECDIS CBT

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in the UK has given its formal approval to the Videotel CBT ECDIS blended learning package, the company reports.

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