The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has highlighted the vulnerabilities of vessels to cyber-attack, using an example of recent attack onboard a deep draft vessel.
McMurdo has been awarded a US$3 million contract with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for the supply of to 16,000 FastFind 220 personal locator beacons (PLBs) over the next five years.
Saab reports that it has been awarded separate contracts from the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard to upgrade the Great Lakes Pilot Management System to the latest version of Saab’s KleinPilot.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a Safety Alert reminding vessel operators of the potential threat of GPS jamming or interference, and urged the industry to be aware of the contingency measures that should be taken on board in the case of an outage.
Pole Star Space Applications has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the US Coast Guard for the provision of LRIT Application Service Provider (ASP) services.
ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, has introduced its new Class A and Class B AIS transceivers certified to the latest AIS regulations, with one eye on the new US Coast Guard AIS mandate which becomes effective in March 2016.
The United States Coast Guard, via the US Department of Homeland Security, has issued approval for the eGlobe ECDIS system from ChartWorld.
The Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO) group in the US reports that it is working on a joint pilot project with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to utilise automatic identification system (AIS) technology to monitor vessel activity in close proximity to submerged pipelines.
Northrop Grumman Corporation reports that it has completed core capability development of the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (AIS) in the US, and delivered it to the US Coast Guard to begin formal government testing prior to deployment.
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