Ship Navigation Simulator Helps Propel Plans for Unmanned Ships of the Future (2)


Published on April 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Ships of the future will soon be steered across the Seven Seas – unmanned. A new simulator is helping propel these plans forward. Partners from five different countries engineered the design of the autonomous freighter.

 Hans-Christoph Burmeister scans over the onboard instrumentation: an electronic maritime chart; a display of water depths; the adjacent monitor that displays the radar image. Burmeister then reaches for the wheel and steers his 220 m mass-goods freighter into a new direction. “We are now sailing on a course of 290 degrees, speed twelve knots.” Even if this scenario is quite realistic, Burmeister is no captain on the bridge, but is standing instead in a room at the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and

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Wärtsilä power, ship design selected to PSV for harsh conditions

Wärtsilä power, ship design selected to PSV for harsh conditions


Offshore staff

HELSINKI, Finland – A new platform supply vessel (PSV) to be built for operations in arctic conditions is to be designed and powered by Wärtsilä. This is the first confirmed contract for Wärtsilä Ship Design's new series of arctic PSVs.

Wärtsilä will also supply an integrated package that includes machinery, and the electrical and automation systems, including the patented Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept (LLC). The company says this highly redundant diesel-electric system provides additional reliability for continuous operation in various failure modes.

The contracts with Kleven Verft AS were signed in January. The ship will be built at the Kleven yard in Norway on behalf of REM Offshore AS. The vessel is

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Master unlimited or 1600 ton master oceans


            Job ID:            106647
Location: USA Norfolk, VA
Salary: $15,900.00 per Month
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: Transatlantic Lines
Contact: Tony Hanley
Address: 4535 N. Rampart Street
  New Orleans,, LA 70117
Phone: (504)945-9181
Fax: (504)945-9876
            Job Description
  Sailing as master in the Atlantic ocean as Master on a us flagged container ship with runs between Norfolk, VA and the Azores

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Integrated bridge system (IBS)




An integrated bridge system (IBS) is defined as a combination of systems which are interconnected in order to allow centralized access to sensor information or command/control from workstations, with the aim of increasing safe and efficient ship's management by suitably qualified personnel.

Performance stadards for integrated bridge systems were adopted by IMO in 1996 (Resolution MSC.64(67))

The revised SOLAS chapter V adopted in December 2000 and entering into force in July 2002 says in Regulation 19 Carriage requirements for shipborne navigational systems and equipment paragraph 6: Integrated bridge systems shall be so arranged that failure of one sub-system is brought to immediate attention of the officer in charge of the navigational watch by audible and visual alarms, and does not cause failure to any other sub-system. In case of failure in one part of an integrated navigational system, it shall be possible to operate each other individual item of equipment or part of the system separately.



Rolls-Royce Wins Substantial Volstad OCV Equipment Order

Rolls-Royce Wins Substantial Volstad OCV Equipment Order
Monday, March 31, 2014

    Flightbridge image courtesy of Rolls-Royce   

Rolls-Royce informs it has won a contract worth approximately £13.5 million to deliver a unique package of advanced ship equipment for a new offshore construction vessel (OCV) currently being built in Turkey for the Norwegian ship owner Volstad Shipping AS.

The vessel is 125 meters long and is designed with ice class for operations in Arctic waters. It is a ST-259 design by Skipsteknisk and is due to be delivered from the Tersan Shipyard, Turkey, in the second half of 2015.

The package includes the new Unified Bridge from Rolls-Royce, and the first commercial delivery of

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