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Coast Guard Discontinues Differential GPS Broadcast

(USCG file photo by Kevin Young)

On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of service.With the improved accuracy and integrity of un-augmented GPS over the last several years, and with the introduction of the U.S. operated satellite-based augmentation

iXblue Nav Systems Chosen for Gowind Warships

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iXblue said it has been selected by Naval Group to supply navigation systems for two Gowind corvettes intended for the international market. These two future combat corvettes will be fitted with Marins navigation systems and Netans data distribution and processing units.Based on fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology,

Staying Vigilant On and Beneath the Waterline

British firm SubSea Craft is building a new diver delivery unit, the VICTA Class, which will have Vigilant onboard. (Image: SubSea Craft)

The ocean is a very large and increasingly congested place. More and more shipping and industry is using it. But the risks hidden below the waterline, that established navigational tools don’t always detect, remain.But what if the trend for new surface-based sensor technology, the likes of which enable cars to detect potential collision hazards,

Electronics Upgraded Aboard Pasha Hawaii's Jean Anne

Pasha Hawaii's Jean Anne (Photo: Furuno)

Pasha Hawaii's pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) Jean Anne has received an electronics upgrade, including the replacement of her navigation system.The update was performed by Mackay Marine in Vancouver, B.C., in just under three weeks, including time for sea trial and crew training. Project Manager Ben Staggs,

US Agencies Ink MOU for Hawaii Emergency Harbor Assessments

The containership Sofie Maersk is escorted by tugs into Honolulu Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Amanda Levasseur)

The U.S. Coast Guard signed a memorandum of understanding in June with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Coast Survey, State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, and United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding maritime emergency harbor assessments within federal waterways in Hawaii.

Wärtsilä to Supply Simulator for Inland Shipping Training

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The technology group Wärtsilä said it has been contracted by the City of Duisburg, Germany, to provide the latest in simulator technology for inland waterway navigation. The simulator will consist of seven full mission bridges in two locations within Duisburg; six at the Schiffer-Berufskolleg Rhein vocational college,

ChartWorld Launches Digital Voyage Planning Tool

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ChartWorld has launched MyFleet, a free-of-charge cloud-based tool designed to support onshore teams to check and assess risk in a ship’s voyage plan,Following recent legal decisions, voyage plan due diligence by the vessel owner or ship manager has taken on increased, and urgent importance. Oliver Schwarz,

EIZO ECDIS Monitors Secure LR Type Approval

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As part of the European Union (EU) Recognized Organization (RO) Mutual Recognition Type Approval scheme, EIZO Corporation has been awarded type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its 19- and 25.5-inch maritime monitors for an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) with radar applications,

ScanjetPSM Launches Digital Sextant

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A new Digital Sextant has been engineered to provide back-up navigation in the event of failure or malicious adjustment of the GPS system, says manufacturer ScanjetPSM.The Digital Sextant provides a simple to use solution that requires no specialist training and is capable of delivering accurate readings within one second of sighting,

Seastema Autopilot Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

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Naval automation and navigation systems supplier Seastema said its SEAS-PILOT HCS autopilot system has been certified with the MED/4.16 Type Approval Certificate of Conformity by DNV GL.With this result, Seastema, a Fincantieri company, becomes the only Italian manufacturer, and one of the first worldwide,

ChartWorld, JRC Team on Information Overlays

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ChartWorld are JRC are cooperating on the addition of ChartWorld’s Information Overlay service, known as CIO+ onto JRC ECDIS.  CIO+ is a data overlay shown in ECDIS as a user chart, loaded on top of Electronic Navigational Charts. CIO+ is a tool to help the Bridge team with the task of developing and

USCG Issues AIS Safety Warning Following Towboat Collision

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The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety alert highlighting the importance of accurate Automatic Identification System (AIS) data entry and display to safe navigation following a recent towboat collision on the Mississippi River.Although the investigation into this casualty is not yet complete, the

Cambridge Pixel Announces Dual Redundant Radar Tracking

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Cambridge Pixel has added dual redundancy to its SPx Tracking Server to support high reliability radar tracking. The enhancement will protect against system failure by providing two processing paths for the radar data and allowing automatic switching from one to the other.Support for dual redundant

SMA Selects Teledyne CARIS

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Teledyne CARIS has announced that the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) has selected Teledyne CARIS to provide tools for generalization of bathymetric data in nautical charts.Through a competitive tender process, SMA has chosen Teledyne CARIS to provide CARIS BASE Editor as the solution for the

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