Automated Ships - Questions Regarding Security Clearances

By Allan McDougall 2017-11-23 17:50:40

There are important questions that arise from the concept of autonomous ships. This is not to say that automation is wrong-headed, evil or negligent – but we need to...

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Excessive Position-Fixing Intervals Challenge Safety

By Carl Durow 2017-11-21 17:06:19

Excessive on board position-fixing intervals have been a contributory factor in some recent costly claims. In one case, a laden bulk carrier grounded on a shoal, in...


Cybersecurity: Eight Tenets to Consider

By Norma Krayem 2017-11-18 23:53:15

Cybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, now defined as 17 sectors including the transportation and maritime sector, are growing...


650-Foot Wind Turbines for the North Sea

By Gemini News 2017-11-03 19:19:01

[By Ingvil Snøfugl] Research scientists at SINTEF are collaborating with industry to find ways of building wind turbines up to 200 metres high. The largest wind...


Biofouling Moves Up the Regulatory Agenda

By GARD 2017-10-25 17:50:13

[By Kristin Urdahl, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Arendal] The introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) associated with global shipping has been identified...


Advanced Training for the Maritime Security Sector

By David Stone, MA MSc CMAS CAS-MSM 2017-10-23 18:23:02

The International Association of Maritime Security Professionals (IAMSP) is committed to the professionalization of security within the maritime domain. It accomplishes this...

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Legislative Reform Progresses for Bangladesh's Ship Recycling Industry

By MarEx 2017-09-16 18:37:41

The Bangladeshi ship recycling industry is one of the world’s most important, second only to neighboring India in terms of volume, with an annual gross tonnage capacity...


Managing Human Cyber Risks in the Maritime Industry

By John Jorgensen and Kevin McSweeney 2017-09-08 19:20:55

The pace at which smart ships are being introduced onto the world’s oceans is escalating, driven by automation’s potential to improve operating efficiency and...


Midshipmen's Research Could Improve Hurricane Forecasting

By Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval Research 2017-09-08 17:35:43

As Hurricane Irma approaches U.S. shores, researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) are using air-dropped autonomous sensors to compile real-time ocean...


A Step Toward Uniform Passenger Legal Rights

By Eric Lee and J. Michael Cavanaugh 2017-09-04 21:12:21

The Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2017, a U.S. Senate bill introduced on June 29, 2017, proposes a broad range of notice, procedural and oversight provisions for the...

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