Safety Concerns for Hybrid & Electric Ships

By Brent Perry and Grant Brown, Sterling PBES Energy Solutions (SPBES) On October 11, 2019, an explosion rocked passenger ferry Ytterøyningen while dockside at Sydnes, Norway. The vessel, recently refit with a lithium-ion battery hybrid drive, is part of the new fleet of low and zero emission vessels being deployed across Norway and other parts of the world. The vessel was … [Read more...]

Transform Your Smart Phone

No matter how far the work takes you, the Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Remote Antenna Station (RAS) keeps you connected when cellular service is unavailable by transforming your smart device into a satellite device. The multi-functional Sat-Fi2 RAS provides reliable satellite communications from inside the cabin with the ability to talk, text or email via satellite Wi-Fi. With easy … [Read more...]

The crucial role of line selection in safe and efficient mooring

Superior tension fatigue, creep life, abrasion resistance and temperature performance – read why Dyneema® SK78 is the fiber of choice for mooring lines The maritime sector is changing. New mooring guidelines, high safety standards, mounting cost pressures, and increasingly large vessels are just some of the challenges facing operators today.  At the same time, … [Read more...]

ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) now available online to support shore-based decision making The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched an online version of its ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) to support shore-based decision making. The introduction of AVCS Online follows significant demand for a solution for vessel tracking and route planning from shore-based staff. The new service gives … [Read more...]

Why it is time for you to take another look at Satellite AIS Data

Modern data analytics are making AIS data more relevant than ever before. The maritime space is undergoing a digital revolution, innovators worldwide are applying advanced analytics and data fusion to create solutions to specific business challenges for all maritime sub-sectors and satellite AIS data is crucial to these. The collection and delivery of AIS Data from space … [Read more...]