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Navigation, Autonomy & New Technologies

DNV GL reports that it has released a new class guideline covering autonomous and remotely operated ships, aiming to cover new operational concepts that do not fit within existing regulations and technologies that control functions that would normally be performed by humans.
Danelec Marine has improved its ECDIS line with the inclusion of a universal radar overlay module that allows radar images to be superimposed on the electronic chart display, and a new conning display dashboard with the status of all navigational subsystems and sensors.
Dubai-based Elcome International has introduced a new field service management concept harnessing technologies like mixed reality, artificial intelligence (AI), holographic computing, Cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT), collaborative databases and knowledge-based software tools to create a new data-driven ship services model.
C-MAP has announced an update to its Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS), with version 2.0 having been developed based on collaboration with customers to integrate a range of different voyage management tools.
Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping (ZGS) is to lead a consortium aiming to create a new generation of container ship with maximised levels of efficiency in areas such as operations, cargo management, and energy usage.
A new COLREG-compliant collision avoidance system developed by the MTCAS project is scheduled for its first demonstration test in Germany this week, in Wilhelmshaven on September 6th.
Fraunhofer FHR has announced a new project with FH Aachen and Raytheon Anschütz to develop a cost effective sea rescue radar to be used to locate individual persons or small boats over long distances.
Crowley Maritime Corporation has installed new integrated bridge systems (IBS), designed and delivered in cooperation with Mackay Communications and shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, onboard two vessels, El Coquí and her sister-ship Taíno.
Wärtsilä has announced plans to build a new €200 million Smart Technology Hub in Finland, which will act as a centre of research, product development and production for the company when it opens in 2020.
YARA reports that it has signed a deal with shipyard VARD worth approximately NOK 250 million (US$30 million) to build the autonomous container vessel Yara Birkeland, scheduled to be delivered for launch in early 2020.
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