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Subject:eMaritime News for 24th August 2013

Sweden testing new Arctic monitoring system          

The Swedish Maritime Administration is testing a new tracking system for Arctic maritime traffic as part of the icebreaker Oden’s Arctic expedition. Maritime traffic in the Arctic is rising dramatically, it notes, adding that the aim of the project is to improve the potential for sea rescue, icebreaker assistance and environmental protection.

http://www.thedigitalship.com/conferences/2006/displaynews.php?NewsID=2818&

 

Polar VSAT – the next step in Arctic broadband

Shipping routes through the Arctic have always offered the promise of drastically reduced journey times between continents – if the voyagers are willing to brave the often treacherous conditions in this remote part of the world. New plans are underway to try and make these journeys a little easier, through the launch of a dedicated Polar VSAT service.

http://c181984.r84.cf1.rackcdn.com/DShipSep13.pdf

 

Full speed ahead or steady as she goes?       

Excitement has been growing in the maritime market over the potential benefits that the next generation of high throughput satellites (HTS), set to be launched in the coming years, will offer – but for most shipping companies these new services won’t be a viable replacement for current offerings for a long time yet.

www.digitalship.com

 

IMO Secretary-General Welcomes Entry into Force of Maritime Labour Convention

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO.

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/91579/imo-secretary-general-welcomes-entry-into-force-of-maritime-labour-convention/

 

MARTHA: A New HORIZON For Maritime Safety

Building on its predecessor project HORIZON, a €3.4 million European Commission-funded study into fatigue at sea, the new project MARTHA will continue this research and pilot some of the recommendations made by experts at Solent University’s Warsash Maritime Academy and the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University. Funding of $1.5 million has been awarded by the TK Foundation in Nassau, Bahamas.

http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/martha-a-new-horizon-for-maritime-safety/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Marine

 

A plan for ports

In order to meet increasing market demands on Europe's ports, the European Commission has published its new regulatory initiative. The review supplements the existing EU policy and comprises a regulation and a communication introducing eight EU actions.

http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/administration/legal-and-insurance/european-ports-policy

 

Situational Awareness in Maritime Applications

Increase Safety, Profits and Competitive Advantage: With hundreds of marine workboats and crane sites active across the world, companies are looking for ways to remain competitive, while maintaining high standards of safety and increasing the bottom line.

http://www.digitalwavepublishing.com/pdfs/nwm/marinenews/201308/

 
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