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Navigation, Autonomy & New Technologies

Furuno’s complete navigation solution has been selected and installed on two new Lindblad and National Geographic cruise ships.
Radio Holland has received an order for a navigation & communication package for a 250-passenger, aluminium catamaran ferry built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, Netherlands.  
The UK government has made technological innovation a key element of its newly published Maritime 2050 strategy, which will include the creation of a ‘Maritime Innovation Hub’ at an as yet unnamed port by 2030.
Kongsberg Digital has announced its new simulator system, designed to train officers and crew in advanced firefighting for preparedness in accordance with STCW Code requirements.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has agreed a new contract with ChartCo following the completion of a tender process, for the supply of back-of-bridge management software and navigational, regulatory and compliance data services to KOTC’s entire fleet of 33 vessels.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need to consider seafarer training and standards as the use of technology in shipping evolves in the future, and the automation of tasks currently performed by humans continues to grow.
GNS has completed the roll-out of a range of digital navigation systems and products to the fleet of Singapore-based Epic Gas Ship Management, following the award of a new contract.
Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) reports that it has completed an assessment and feasibility study on a new navigation support system in conjunction with Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), using an NMRI-owned ship handling risk simulator.
Boston-based autonomous vessel technology company Sea Machines Robotics has closed a $10 million fundraising round, bringing the total funding raised by the company to $12.5 million.
Trelleborg’s marine systems division has added to its SafePilot range for pilots and ports with the launch of SafePilot CAT MAX, a replacement for its SafePilot CAT III system for use in heading and positioning applications.
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