Future of ships


#975

Then the building contract for Yara Birkeland has finally been signed, with scheduled delivery in 2020 and fully operational in autonomous mode by 2022:
http://gcaptain.com/shipbuilding-contract-signed-for-unmanned-zero-emission-container-ship-yara-birkeland/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+(gCaptain.com)&goal=0_f50174ef03-d877bb2014-169863069&mc_cid=d877bb2014&mc_eid=4674ba0fbe


#976

Rolls-Royce Marine has developed and patented their own battery system for ships:
https://splash247.com/rolls-royce-develops-its-own-marine-battery-system/
Hopefully this will stay with the company when it change hands in a few months time.


#977

A popular subject has been cyber security for ships. Here is one more article on the subject:
https://splash247.com/to-tackle-cyber-risks-you-have-to-get-onboard/
One good thing is that when ships gets autonomous there will be no crew to accidentally spread bugs by careless use of USB sticks.


#978

A vendor-written article that (surprise!) fails to mention supply chain attacks, the professional’s method of choice.

Cheers,

Earl


#979

IMO should force the use of embedded systems for a start so a reboot puts them back to factory where possible.


#980

More from Sperry Marine on the subject of navigation equipment, security and future development:
https://splash247.com/from-small-steps-to-giant-leaps-digitalisation-on-the-bridge/


#981

Well, their heart seems to be in the right place. Time will tell whether their minds and wallets follow.

Cheers,

Earl


#982

The Norwegian Navy is testing autonomous boats with the intention of developing an autonomous mine clearing system:


When things don’t work it is good for the learning process, apparently. (You learn from your computer’s mistakes)


#983

The vulnerability of digitisation and/or autonomous ships to hacking has been emphasised several times here on the forum.
Here is an article about the same danger in the offshore oil and gas industry:


#984

More parties join the effort with RRM:


#985

Thomas Wilhelmsen is not afraid of thinking new, nor to implement new technology for his shipping conglomerate:
https://splash247.com/wilhelmsen-our-aim-is-to-shape-the-maritime-industry/
With link to Maritime CEO magazine for subscribers to Splash.


#986

Norwegian Maritime Unions join the Shipowners and government to determine the skill sets required by the seafarers of the future:


#987

The Russians also want to be part of the development of autonomous ships:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/marine-autonomous-and-robotic-systems-developers-roll-out-their-latest-projects-at-marinet-conference-in-hamburg/


#988

Are insurers behind the curve when it comes to cyber security in the maritime sphere??:


#989

Yes.

Cheers,

Earl


#990

The worries about cyber security is over thanks to a bill signed by President Trump:
https://splash247.com/trump-signs-off-on-new-maritime-cyber-security-strategy/

It is yuge, tremendously unbelievable. Only he could do it because nobody knew it was a problem before he said so.


#991

Follow the money. Oh, there isn’t any? Sorry about that.

Earl


#992

Technology is ahead of legislation by far:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/big-data-analytics-and-autonomous-vessels-when-will-legislation-catch-up/


#993

Testing of RRM’s Intelligent Awareness System (IAS) has been carried out on a MOL ferry in the densely trafficked Inland Sea in Japan:
https://splash247.com/mol-takes-watch-keeping-into-the-future/


#994

Don’t blame me, blame the Underwriters for the development of unmanned ships: