Marine Electronics & Communications
Cospas-Sarsat is enhanced with new meosar satellites
Cospas-Sarsat is enhanced with new meosar satellites
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
The electronic position indicating radio beacon (epirb) has for many years been a life saver for seafarers. The international Cospas-Sarsat system that detects distress beacons operating at 406 MHz ...
Owners must not be forced to monitor fuel
Owners must not be forced to monitor fuel
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
Shipowners and managers are likely to be pressurised into providing fuel consumption or emissions data to the European Union well before there is any industry-wide agreement. The EU will expect ...
Still many ECDIS issues to resolve
Still many ECDIS issues to resolve
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
A major shift in the enforcement of the mandatory carriage of ecdis is coming. For the first time owners of large fleets of operating ships need to comply with the IMO regulations, which should mean ...
DNV GL helps Hapag-Lloyd prepare for EU rules
DNV GL helps Hapag-Lloyd prepare for EU rules
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
Hapag-Lloyd is set to become the first shipowner to be ready for the European Union’s (EU’s) incoming regulations on monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions. ...
Inmarsat moves FleetBroadband to Alphasat
Inmarsat moves FleetBroadband to Alphasat
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
Inmarsat has transferred FleetBroadband L-band services over Europe, Africa and the Middle East from the Inmarsat-4 F2 (I-4 F2) satellite to Alphasat. This has not affected any aspects of the service ...
NCSR discusses navigation and safety communications
NCSR discusses navigation and safety communications
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
The second meeting of IMO’s sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) was convened at the IMO headquarters in London in March. The agenda was not as full as at ...
Changes coming to IMO bridge system model courses
Changes coming to IMO bridge system model courses
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
The IMO sub-committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) is re-assessing bridge and engineering model training courses in light of changes to the Standards of Training, Certification ...
Viking Line upgrades ferry ecdis
Viking Line upgrades ferry ecdis
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
Ferry operator Viking Line chose to install Adveto’s ecdis because of the additional features, such as multi-route and advanced prediction functions, as well as the ability to download updates ...
Stolt Tankers invests in remote monitoring
Stolt Tankers invests in remote monitoring
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
Stolt Tankers’ decision to use Marlink’s Ku-band VSAT services across its entire fleet has enabled the shipowner to instigate remote monitoring of its onboard IT networks through ...
Services deliver more than just satellite communications
Services deliver more than just satellite communications
Marine Electronics & Communications April/May 2015
Broadband communications can be delivered to shipping and the offshore industry in different ways, depending on the vessel’s proximity to land or to a fibre-connected network. The major ...
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