FarSounder wins cruise ship order

FarSounder has received an order for four FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonars from Wärtsilä Valmarine, a supplier of ship navigation systems. The systems will be installed into new expedition cruise ships during the next couple of years. “FarSounder's ongoing receipt of multi-system orders from Wärtsilä Valmarine is a testament to the [Read more...]

2018-07-29T08:08:17+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Safety|

Cruise ship bridge team management lacking

The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission has published its findings on the cruise ship ‘Azamara Quest coming into contact with Wheki Rock, Tory Channel on 27th January, 2016. The Maltese-flagged cruise ship ‘Azamara Quest’ was en route to Picton in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds, [Read more...]

2018-05-14T08:58:53+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Safety|

Third Carnival operations centre opens

Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled its third and largest fleet operations centre (FOC) located in Miami. The 35,000 sq ft facility is custom-designed for hands-on, around-the-clock monitoring and support of the line's 26 cruise ships. The FOC features a tracking and data-analysis platform that enables [Read more...]

2018-05-14T08:24:33+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Safety|

Seafarers to be offered location sensors

Norwegian start-up technology firm, ScanReach is set to launch In:Range, which is claimed to be a unique system capable of locating anyone on a vessel or offshore installation in real time. The plug and play technology is simple, easy to install, low cost and, according [Read more...]

2018-04-30T11:05:03+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Safety|

Fire safety on ferries – A Masters’ guide

The Standard Club has released a guide for Master’s regarding fire safety on ferries. Yves Vandenborn, Director, Loss Prevention, The Standard Club, said: “Fires on board ships are frightening events which, if undetected or not tackled in a timely manner, can escalate rapidly into catastrophic [Read more...]

2018-04-15T07:29:31+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Safety|