Electronics & Navigation

The International Maritime Centre (IMC) 2030 Advisory Committee, established by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in August 2016, has submitted its IMC 2030 Strategic Review report to the Singapore government, outlining the city-state’s vision to create a Global Maritime Hub for connectivity, innovation and talent.
The team behind the Maritime Cloud project, a joint initiative of three global e-Navigation projects, has decided to change the name of its information exchange network to the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), to more accurately describe its objectives as it moves from testbed to real life implementation.
International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) president Dieter Berg has predicted a shake-up in marine insurance as a result of the introduction of disruptive technologies across the maritime sector, with potentially positive results for insurers if the process is approached in a responsible manner.
Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the possible scenarios that can occur during lifeboat drills and to improve safety in an area that is a persistent source of accidents in shipping.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released details of its new type approval process for cyber enabled components on board ships, with the aim of offering an assurance system to provide confidence in the market for the supply of cyber enabled components.
Kelvin Hughes has announced the launch of its latest ECDIS unit, type approved to meet the recently updated IHO and IMO standards.
Kongsberg has signed a Research & Innovation (R&I) contract with the PILOT-E programme for the development of zero emission, full-electric, autonomous ferry concepts in line with Norway’s integrated zero emissions national transportation plan.
ECDIS and navigation systems company Adveto reports that it has been acquired by the Zeatec Group. Both companies are based in Sweden.
Wärtsilä reports that it has completed a successful test of a remotely controlled ship, operating the vessel from shore while on a different continent through a sequence of manoeuvres using a combination of Dynamic Positioning (DP) and manual joystick control.
RIMS BV (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) has been named as an approved service supplier by Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore, which will allow RIMS drones to be used during surveys of the hull structure of ships and mobile offshore units classed with BV.
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