Navigation, Autonomy & New Technologies

The Nautical Institute (NI) has begun a consultation process to help assess the latest proposals for standardised navigation equipment, under which it intends to seek the views of seafarers on the introduction of an ‘S-Mode’ on critical navigation systems.
Nautisk reports that it has added on-demand chart printing services for South America to its portfolio, with the launch of a new Print on Demand Location (PODL) service on the continent.
UK-headquartered shipmanagement company Carisbrooke Shipping has agreed a deal with Marlink Group company Telemar to become its preferred provider of bridge system repair and maintenance services, expanding its relationship with the Group with Marlink already its existing supplier of maritime satcom services.
A £1.8 million Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project has been established in the UK, which aims to quantify the financial benefits of investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels to assist in accelerating their deployment across the maritime industry.
The Efficiensea 2 project has begun tests of a new digital ‘Under Keel Clearance Service’ to support mariners in assessing the impact of tidal levels and weather on passage plans that include shallow water.
Vancouver-based naval architects and marine engineers Robert Allan Ltd are working with Kongsberg Maritime to develop a new remotely-operated fireboat to be used to respond to dangerous port fires.
Kongsberg Digital has launched a new 3D virtual application for its K-Sim Cargo simulator, adding outside deck area training to sit alongside the existing 3D engine room capabilities of the company’s K-Sim Engine simulator.
The eMaritime Group has launched a new ACAT module as a ‘bolt-on’ for its annual competency assurance ECDIS training course, to meet the requirements of Edition 4.0 of the IHO ECDIS Presentation Library.
Furuno has completed the delivery of a range of navigation systems to two new Crowley Maritime Corp LNG-powered Commitment class ConRo (combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off) vessels, the El Coquí and Taíno.
Radio Holland reports that it has agreed a deal to supply navigation and communication systems packages to six newbuild vessels being built for Dutch shipping company Wijnne Barends, based in Delfzijl.
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