Rolls-Royce demonstrates world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel

Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzer´s tugs, the 28m long Svitzer Hermod, safely conducted a number of remotely controlled manoeuvres. From the quay side in Copenhagen harbour the vessel’s captain, stationed at the vessel’s remote…

Winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 ‘’Maritime Services Award’’

We are proud to announce that the Liberian Registry along with Prevention at Sea Ltd., were selected as the winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 ‘’Maritime Services Award’’ for the launching of the Electronic Oil Record Book (ε-ORB) (Part I and Part II) Maritime Software. The “Maritime Services Award” is for exceptional achievement or contribution to…

Lloyd’s Register develops new code to certify unmanned vessels (UMS)

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched a goal-based code that takes a structured approach to the assessment of unmanned marine systems (UMS) against a set of safety and operational performance requirements. With current and expected developments in autonomous and remote systems LR envisages that, within the near future, UMS will enter into widespread use through…

Next big thing: People localization system for safe evacuation of large passenger ships

Introduction: Safe and efficient passenger evacuation in case of an emergency is a hot topic in the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) today in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia and the South Korean Sewol ferry tragedies where 32 people and approximately 300 people respectively were lost. Even though the causes of these tragedies were different,…

Carnival Corporation Recognized for Leadership in Environmental Excellence

Carnival Corporation & PLC had another strong showing at the seventh annual Port of Seattle Green Gateway Awards ceremony. All three Carnival Corporation brands that regularly visit the Port of Seattle – Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises – received maritime awards for their innovative and successful efforts in the area of environmental stewardship.…

Marlow Navigation and Columbia Shipmanagement Sign ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ Partnership With Lufthansa

Marlow Navigation and Columbia have underlined their individual commitment to a digital agenda in quality shipmanagement by signing a ground-breaking partnership with Lufthansa Industry Solutions that will pave the way for a new era of blue sky thinking in the maritime sector. The agreement between Blue Dynamics – a cutting edge software company previously set…