Maritime safety company Propel suggests that human failure is still top of the agenda when it comes to improving safety. However, in an age where ships are becoming more complex, is technology partly to blame?
It captured the imagination of a generation and had audiences in the millions – yes, it is pirate radio. Such was its popularity the UK Government rolled out new maritime legislation to shut it down, now 50 years on from the 1967 Marine Broadcasting Offences Act, while it has lost some of its allure, it still lives on.
MacGregor and Rolls-Royce recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard container ships. Signing the MoU, Rolls-Royce director of digital and systems Asbjørn Skaro said that he believed “a remote-controlled ship will be in commercial use by the end of the decade and a common sight on the high seas by 2030.” Can he be right? Frances Marcellin reports.
A team from Auckland, New Zealand has embarked on a mission to create a 3D digital model of the Edwin Fox, one of the oldest ships in the world. For them, it represents a chance to retell the story of vessels from a bygone era. It is not, however, a first of its kind.
This week is Seafarers Awareness Week. Starting on the 24th June and concluding on Friday 30th, it runs alongside the IMO’s annual international Day of the Seafarer and represents a chance to promote the individuals who are the bedrock of the maritime sector.
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A NATO research organisation has created the first ever digital underwater communications standard. How will this – after almost a decade of development – change how people, and autonomous vehicles, communicate on the oceans?
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