Electronics & Navigation

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) reports that it is introducing regular tidal data updates to Admiralty TotalTide (ATT) as part of the new version 18 of Admiralty Digital Publications (ADP).
A new report published by The Danish Maritime Authority has called for changes in international maritime regulation to prepare for the introduction of autonomous ships.
The first Chinese ‘smart ship’ has been presented with LR’s cyber-enabled ship descriptive notes. The vessel, Great Intelligence, was designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) and built at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard (GWS), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
An official autonomous shipping test-bed has opened in Horten, on the coast of Norway, to support the growth in development of new systems for autonomous maritime operations. The new area is open to both Norwegian and international companies to trial new technology and vessels.
BMT is set to lead a new £1.2 million research project funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to address the challenge of how traditional manned vessels can co-exist with autonomous systems in shared water space.
The Korean Register (KR) has begun conducting inspection services using drones, following the completion of a collaboration and research project conducted with the University of Gyeongnam Geochang.
The Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme to support a new programme called EfficientFlow, which will aim to improve traffic management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for large ferries that…
Heng Tong Fuels and Shipping, the Singapore-based subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Coastal Holdings, has installed SEALL ECDIS systems from GNS onboard two vessels, Coastal Jupiter and Coastal Neptune, replacing non-compliant legacy hardware to bring the ships in line with the updated ECDIS standards.
IMO’s global maritime technology centre network, consisting of five Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) across the world, has officially launched, with the aim of promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), in collaboration with Japan Radio Co (JRC) and JSAT MOBILE Communications, reports that it has successfully tested a new system to share shipboard data contained in the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with shore based offices, connecting the ship with shore via Inmarsat Fleet Xpress.
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