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What is Integrated Bridge System (IBS) on Ships?







By Shilavadra Bhattacharjee |

In: Marine Navigation |

Last Updated on June 19, 2020

The Wartsila Encyclopaedia defines IBS as “A series of interconnected and closely grouped screens and modules allowing centralised access to navigational, propulsion, control and monitoring information. The aim of IBS is to increase safe and efficient ship management by the qualified personnel.” 

It is a combination of systems, which are interconnected to allow a centralized monitoring of various navigational tools. IBS allows acquiring and control of sensor information of a number of operations such as passage execution, communication, machinery control, and safety and security.

Integrated bridge system (IBS) is a kind of navigation management system which links other systems to provide all the details pertaining to ship’s navigation at one place. It

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No More Loss Of Containers At Sea With New Vessel Response Forecasting System

 By MI News Network | In: Shipping News | Last Updated on December 24, 2020

The number of containers shipped at sea has grown roughly tenfold over the past decades, and today’s container carrying capacity for the global container vessel fleet has surpassed 20 million TEU.Volume 0% 

The number of containers being transported by water is estimated to be 6 to 7 million at any given time. A marginal number of these containers never reach the destination port.

Exact figures are difficult to assess, but the total number of containers lost at sea is estimated to be roughly 1,500 per year. Most of these losses are associated with major incidents where a large number of containers are lost in a single incident. However, for most incidents, just a small number

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Tugs and Tows – A Practical Safety and Operational Guide


The Shipowners’ Club provides P&I insurance for smaller and specialised vessels around the world, including those that engage in towage operations on a daily basis. It is while involved in this activity that incidents resulting in damage, injury or even death may occur. After an analysis of the claims notified to the Club over a two year period it was observed that 53% of all towage related claims were due to primary cause, ‘human factor’, with the initial claim being attributable to poor maintenance, crew negligence, sub-standard navigation, as well as inadequate operational and safety procedures. It is hoped, therefore, that training will assist in the avoidance or reduction of these incidents. This booklet has been produced to assist in raising awareness of some of the practical aspects of a towage operation with a view to assisting mariners who may not be fully familiar with these processes. 




Un buque de carga comercial sufre daños leves por la explosión de una mina naval de los huthis en el mar Rojo



Nueva explosión en un barco en un puerto saudí

 Publicado el 15/12/2020 por Caroline Britz

Después del petrolero griego Agrari, probablemente golpeado a fines de noviembre por una mina en el Terminal saudí de Al Shuqaiq, es el BW Rhine, del grupo danés-singapurense Hafnia que sufrió una explosión en el puerto de Jeddah. Un incendio, que fue rápidamente controlado, estalló a bordo, pero no se reportaron heridos entre los miembros de la tripulación. Posible contaminación puede haber escapado de la brecha en el casco del quimiquero. Inmediatamente después del incidente, la coalición liderada por Arabia Saudita contra la rebelión Houti anunció que se trataba de un intento de ataque de rebeldes yemeníes desde un barco cargado de explosivos. . Información que no ha

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German Sachsen Frigate to Test a New Naval Lassser Weapon




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The German procurement authorities have awarded Rheinmetall a contract to develop a key future laser weapon system component. At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) awarded a +10 € million contract Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH to fabricate a laser source demonstrator.

Several navies have already embarked on testing such weapons, The US Navy has recently tested one in the USA, and another is under development for a trial by the Royal navy. Laser weapons are considered mainly for defensive roles.

They are

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