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NZ Report: Human Error to Blame for Rena Grounding

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) published its final report into the grounding of containership Rena in October 2011. The TAIC’s

L-3 SAM Equips RollDock Vessels

L-3 SAM Electronics has completed the supply and installation of an extensive range of electrical and electronic equipment aboard two new sister vessels, RollDock Star and RollDock Storm,

Marine Electronics & the Smart ECDIS: eGlobe G2

ChartWorld have announced the launch of their next generation of ECDIS software - eGlobe G2. Designed with the assistance of experienced nautical officers, focusing

The Economic Impact of Inland Waterway Investment

A recently released study entitled INLAND NAVIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES evaluates the economic impacts and the potential effects of infrastructure investment on our economy.

Transas Installs ECDIS Simulators at Romanian University

Romanian university Constanța Maritime University will provide ECDIS training in accordance with the STCW 2010 requirements    Transas Marine has installed the

Port of Amsterdam to Reward Green Barges

The cleaner the vessels, the larger the discount on Inland Harbour Dues. Port of Amsterdam will be joining the Green Award program for inland barges on January 1,

Panama Canal Expansion Moves Ahead

  The works for the grout curtain to protect the foundation of Borinquen 1E Dam concluded today. The grout curtain is 2.4 kilometers long and 15 meters deep under

World Magnetic Model Updated

NOAA and British Geological Survey make critical changes to World Magnetic Model to ensure accurate navigation   NOAA officials announced today the World Magnetic Model (WMM),

Navigation in Parana River Restored

  Navigation in the Parana River was temporarily interrupted due to an fuel spill after a collision between two vessels at km 285 (near Sab Pedro) on Saturday, 13 December.

Gate Installation Begins at Panama Canal Expansion

The installation of the gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal began today on the Atlantic side of the waterway, the Panama Canal Authority  (ACP) reported.

USCG Begins Northeast Icebreaking Season

The U.S. Coast Guard's (USCG) winter icebreaking season has officially kicked off in the Northeast, starting December 15 and running through March.    OP RENEW

Northrop Grumman Sponsors Jubilee Sailing Trust

  Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is among the sponsors of  the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration

Northrop Grumman, Carisbrooke Renew Service Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation has renewed its service agreement with U.K.-based Carisbrooke Shipping Limited.   The contract will cover spares and labor for navigation systems,

Safeguarding GPS When Global Positioning Doesn’t Work

Suppose the Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers used for your vessel, offshore oil platform, or port facility could not generate position data needed for your operations.

Rolls-Royce, VTT Unveil Futuristic Bridge Concept

Rolls-Royce, together with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, unveiled its latest vision of Ship Intelligence, a bridge concept which it said could become reality by 2025.

WCI Hails Funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 released last night provides strong funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works mission for inland navigation.

Carnival Retrofits Fleet with VDR Systems

L-3 SAM Electronics has retrofitted Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleet of 24 ships with its Voyage Data Recorder (VDR 4350) system. L-3 SAM Electronics’ VDR 4350 system

Revised Port Tariffs for Darwin

The [Northern Territory] Government has approved the following changes in the [Darwin] port tariffs: * introduction of a fixed berthage charge of $2,000 per

Oz For a Sustainable Naval Shipbuilding Industry

  Senator David Johnston, the Australian Minister of Defence announced about the government's was committed to creating a sustainable naval shipbuilding industry.

Regulatory Changes at San Lorenzo

Inchcape Shipping Services is issuing guidance about new towage regulations affecting the port of San Lorenzo in Argentina. Effective from 15 December, and in

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