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Integration Of Real-Time, Real-Life Data Is The Future Of Maritime Simulation

Bridge training has long been a reliable and productive training method. Allowing students to learn from “real life” scenarios in a safe environment. However, the real challenge has come for the trainers themselves; creating scenarios which are both challenging but still realistic. This is near impossible unless the trainer has a photographic memory of a previous […]

Augmented reality finding its way into maritime

Augmented reality (AR) is the up and coming technology for the maritime sector with solutions providers and shipyards leading its uptake into the industry. Blue Ocean Solutions, a subsidiary of Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), is helping to refine the use of AR at Keppel shipyards that are involved in the servicing and […]

The First All-Electric Autonomous Ship

A partnership between Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara International and marine technology leader Kongsberg Maritime is developing the container feeder vessel Yara Birkeland, the world’s first autonomous, zero-emissions battery-powered container ship. Yara Birkeland’s batteries will be charged with clean Norwegian hydro-power during loading and unloading, lowering yearly CO2 emissions by about 700 tons, explained Esben Tuman, Yara’s corporate communications VP. “The […]

Virtual reality – Maritime Simulators training for seafarers

Maritime simulators are now the modern way to gain competence. Beginning with basic navigation but now extending to almost every aspect of ship operation including specialist aspects such as crane handling and towing, They have advanced hugely since the early days when only a basic computer screen was available and now offer a degree of […]

World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Cruise Ship Scheduled

Viking Cruises has joined the ranks of shipping companies working to introduce fuel cell technology with the announcement last week of plans to build the world’s first cruise ship fueled by liquid hydrogen. Project manager Serge Fossati told a shipping conference in Norway that the ship will be around 230 meters long and will accommodate […]

New Mooring Technology Operational for Tankers

Cavotec’s EX-certified MoorMaster automated mooring units have supported the first ever transfer of LNG from a ship to a floating LNG platform. MoorMaster is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote-controlled vacuum pads recessed in, or mounted on the quayside or pontoons, moor and release vessels within 30 […]

Hyper Realistic Graphics For Maritime Simulation Currently Under Development

A UK-based company is currently working on a new project to “totally revolutionise the maritime simulation environment”.  Many new technological advances will combine to create this new project. Currently titled simply “LCS” (which stands for “Live Constructive Simulation”) one of the key areas of the development will be new “real life graphics” which will “enhance […]

Virtual People Integrated in Simulation Software

Maritime Bridge simulator software has now been integrated with virtual AR people to increase training realism.  The addition of artificial reality has been a long time coming as the industry seeks new ways to enhance the simulated training environment. With the forthcoming photo-realistic graphics from developers, as well as integrated live AIS data, the addition […]

Let’s get digital in the maritime industry: Advisory committee

Fully autonomous vessels, electronic professional certificates, and ships with minimal carbon footprints: This is the future direction of the maritime industry, experts say. The need to develop a vibrant maritime innovation ecosystem and promote digitalization in the industry has been proposed as a key strategy by a committee set up to chart the development of […]

Google and Rolls-Royce Partner on Autonomous Ships

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Google to develop Rolls-Royce’s intelligent awareness software, which is already in use on ships today and will play a central role in the company’s drive towards autonomous vessels. The agreement allows Rolls-Royce to use Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to train Rolls-Royce’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based object classification system – a software suite […]