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