New Alliance to Develop Advanced e-Maritime Systems


    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

An alliance between France's Orolia, and Transas Group, leaders in maritime  simulation, navigation and surveillance systems, aims to integrate Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Search and Rescue (SAR) functionality into enhanced marine communication solutions.

The primary focus of the agreement is on joint market and solution development for the maritime industry including:

  • Creating Advanced SAR-enhanced MDA Systems.Adding McMurdo Group’s proven beacon technology and COSPAS-SARSAT/MESOAR satellite-based solutions (including mission control and rescue coordination centers) to Transas’ world-leading vessel traffic management, training and 3D simulation systems can result in higher levels of navigational and safety proficiency. These new offerings will fully integrate emergency preparedness, risk detection, crisis response and emergency operations for activities such as commercial fishing, illegal immigration control and

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Competence requirements of Future Mariner - GlobalMET

Mar 17, 2014, 4:43PM EST
GlobalMET considers knowledge, training, skill; experience and professional attitude as factors that could help mariners play a productive role and adhere to a safer and secure course   

Divergent views were expressed on the ‘Competence requirements of Future Mariners’ at the GlobalMET Annual Conference held this year last week. At one extreme was the possibility of seafaring profession becoming extinct with automation taking total control of shipping leaving little scope for mariners to operate ships. This according to A. K. Gupta, CMD of Shipping Corporation of India, who was the guest of honor, could take place by around 2050. “Be prepared there could be unmanned ships by then,” he said. In his address

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 Posted on 30 enero, 2004 by Marina CivilLeave a comment  General


El próximo día 13 de octubre (2004), se ha previsto celebrar en Gijón (Principado de Asturias) los actos conmemorativos del 25 aniversario de la Escuela Superior de la Marina Civil de Gijón. La apertura del acto, a diferencia de lo que ocurría en otros tiempos, corresponderá al Excmo. Sr. Rector Magnífico de la Universidad de Oviedo, por pertenecer la Escuela a esa Universidad. Ante un evento de tal naturaleza es oportuno recordar, aunque sea de forma muy sucinta, la historia de esa escuela y sus antecedentes, tanto por las excepcionales circunstancias de su creación como por el hondo significado de su nacimiento en contra de la voluntad manifiesta del gobierno de la época. No se

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A campaign to address the global shortage of seafarers, especially officers, which threatens the very future of the international shipping industry, has been launched by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in association with the International Labour Organization, the "Round Table" of shipping organizations - BIMCO, ICS/ISF, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO1 - and the International Transport Workers´ Federation.

The campaign calls on governments, industry and IMO, supported by ILO and other international organizations, to take specific actions, within their areas of influence, to increase the recruitment of seafarers to tackle the problem.
A recent report issued by maritime industry analysts Drewry Shipping Consultants assessed the current shortfall of officers in the global shipping fleet to be some 34,000, against a total requirement of 498,000. Moreover, based on Drewry´s

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