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New Company Offers ASV Technology and Autonomous Control Systems

L3 Technologies has acquired ASV Global, a USV and autonomous vessel control systems company. The acquisition enhances L3’s spectrum of unmanned maritime capabilities, including integrated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) solutions, future surface combatant unmanned off-board sensors, and integrated unmanned surface and undersea vessel (USV/UUV) operations. The new company will be known as L3 ASV. Based in Louisiana and the U.K., L3

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Seafarer Input Urgently Sought for S-Mode Navigation Systems

S-Mode for navigation systems is a push for standard icons for key functions, logical grouping of information and simple user settings to help navigators more easily understand navigation functions on all vessels, not just the ones they are familiar with. Standardization increases safety and competence and makes life easier for navigators. Navigators’ views are sought on the latest concept for

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U.S. and Russia Propose Bering Strait Shipping Routes

As a result of increased shipping traffic in Arctic waters, the international Maritime Organization received a proposal from the United States and the Russian Federation to establish a system of two-way routes for ships to follow through the Bering Sea and Bering Strait. The proposal includes six two-way routes and six precautionary areas off the coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula and

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Joint Maritime Facility Studies Oil Spill Fires, Survival Suits and Technology

The Joint Maritime Test Facility (JMTF) is jointly operated by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the Naval Research Laboratory, with the primary purpose of developing technology and strategies for responding to fires and oil spills at sea. The facility’s prime asset is a burn pan: a tank used to simulate a real-world marine environment to test the

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Hydrogen-Powered Vessel Paves the Way for Zero-Emission Shipping

A hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, was launched by the Antwerp-based maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). It is the first certified vessel to use dual fuel-combustion engines, burning both hydrogen and diesel to power its propulsion. Hydrogen-injected diesel engines aren’t covered by the standard rules of the marine classification society, and Lloyd’s Register says it used a risk-based design approach

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