A future of smart ships, cyber threats; Virgin Voyages ships to have Smart Air compressors

VIDEO: ABS CTO shares a future of smart ships, cyber threats
VIDEO: ABS CTO shares a future of smart ships, cyber threats
April 20, 2017 —”I can envision a future scenario where a command center evaluates and issues drones for repair of an unmanned vessel—with no human intervention on board,” says ABS Chief Technology Officer Howard Fireman.

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Rolls-Royce to provide mooring system for Njord A upgrade
The upgrade is part of Statoil’s “Njord Future” project, intended to prolong the lifespan of the Njord field.
Virgin Voyages ships to have Smart Air compressors

TMC’s Smart Air compressors offer 50 percent energy saving compared to conventional compressors.
Bollinger Shipyards delivers twenty third FRC

The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for July 4, 2017 in Pascagoula, MS.
Frontline foiled in bid to block DHT deal with BW Group

New York State Supreme Court Judge Barry R. Ostrager ruled against Frontline Ltd.
Denmark shows shipowners how to avoid PSC problems

The Danish Maritime Authority will hold three meetings on Port State Control (PSC) inspections this year.
Algoma Central in short-sea bulk JV with Nova

The JV will help capitalize on prospects to develop mini bulker business within the Canadian market.
Princess pollution case whistleblower collects $1 million

The British engineer first reported the illegal discharges to the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency, which in turn provided the evidence to the U.S. Coast Guard.