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Newsletter – MTUreport / August 2015

The newsletter of the MTU and MTU Onsite Energy brands / August 2015 from MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH Dear reader, once again, we are in the vanguard. Our diesel gensets based on Series 4000 engines from MTU have been among the first to receive IMO Tier III certification. Fairplay Towage, the tugboat operator in Rotterdam, recently christened […]

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Better Situational Awareness: INS Improves Safety At Sea

Andreas Lentfer, Raytheon Anschütz GmbH In recent years there has been a strong innovation surge in ship navigation. New technologies simplify operation and can therefore help to avoid accidents. We all remember the media reports about the Cruise Liner “Costa Concordia”, the Passenger Ferries “Sewol” and “Norman Atlantic” three years ago. In 2014, again seven passenger ships […]

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IMO ADOPTED NEW POLAR CODE

INDUSTRY VIEW ON NAVIGATION SYSTEM IMPLICATIONS Trends and forecasts indicate that polar shipping will grow over the coming years -a challenge for navigation systems. Ship travel in Arctic waters is especially dangerous; nevertheless, ship traffic in polar waters has increased in recent years. The IMO has now developed new obligatory regulations under the title “Polar […]

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NAVAL INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS

INTEGRATED BRIDGE SYSTEMS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN MANY NAVAL SHIPBUILDING PROGRAMS While in the past often equipment from a variety of different manufacturers was installed on navigation bridges to fulfill basic operational tasks, the former generation of Integrated Bridge Systems referred primarily to the integrated approach taken with IMO navigation systems such as radar […]

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Newsletter – MTUreport / April 2015

The newsletter of the MTU and MTU Onsite Energy brands / April 2015 from MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH Dear reader, Rail travel between England’s major cities is set to improve dramatically. The Reason: The British Department for Transport has ordered 122 Hitachi Super Express Trains which are due to go into service on routes in Britain from […]

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