ABS launches electronic certificates for its fleet

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) American Bureau if Shipping (ABS) recently announced the launch of e-Certificates. Continuously available, tamper-proof, independently verifiable and secure digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates, e-Certificates are now available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorization. Traditional paper certificates are always still available.  “E-Certificates are the latest product from ABS’ FutureClassTM program.…

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UK issues Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The development of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) has continued at a very significant pace over the last few years with more vessels entering operation all the time. They come in a variety of sizes and have a very diverse set of operational capabilities which all place their own unique demands on those who…

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Rolls Royce – World’s first remotely operated commercial vessel (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) 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 base…

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