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Smart shipping: Utilising automation for safer passenger ships
As modern shipping moves toward greater automation, reliable and real-time data is critical to enhance decision making during pressurised situations.
Integrated bridge management systems which integrate and manage multiple data and sensor points, together with ashore information, provide enhanced navigation and improved safety. The information also provides a clear picture for onboard crews to effectively communicate with ports, other vessels and emergency response teams during emergencies.
The IMO have estimated that over 80% of groundings and collisions are caused by human error. E navigation is being hailed as one of the solutions which can reduce accidents and Passenger Ship Safety 2018 will explore how the industry is developing and implementing smart shipping systems to keep passengers safe at sea.
One of the key challenges for the maritime community is to increase and improve the utilization of new navigation and communication technologies, provide training to seafarers and to enable cooperation between IMO and other international organizations, nations, ship owners and the manufacturers of navigation and communication technologies.
Delegates attending The Passenger Ship safety meeting will hear John Erik Hagen, Regional Director, Norwegian Coastal Administration discuss why the industry needs solutions that address issues of system interoperability, standardization and the capacity of services to reliably transmit and store information.
In his session Smart shipping: Utilising automation for safer passenger ships, taking place during the afternoon of Day 1, John will share with the audience why e-Navigation systems need to provide electronic information to the ships bridge team to enhance safety and efficiency of maritime navigation.
Speaking ahead of the meeting, John commented:
“Poor coordination and sharing of information across multiple organisations and agencies may lead to duplication of efforts, development of regional solutions, use of different communication systems and the superfluous or non-interoperable information.”
Industry members will already be aware of systems that integrate with navigation electronic chart display information systems, radars, emergency systems and dynamic positioning.
However, John went onto explain:
“To ensure we continue to keep passenger safe at sea, the successful adoption of new technologies will depend on an effective regulatory framework, technical standardization on a global scale and cooperation between all maritime stakeholders.”
Passenger Ship Safety 2018 provides a unique opportunity for cruise and ferry operators, first response, maritime agencies, government organisations and industry to discuss and debate how to solve the key challenges our industry faces.
Passenger Ship Safety 2018 is the only event dedicated to keeping passengers safe at sea.
To find out more about how automation can be utilised to keep passengers safe at sea, as well as viewing the full agenda and speaker line-up, please download the confirmed programme.
Cruise and ferry operators, first response, maritime agencies and government organisations receive free entry to the full conference.