Ship owners and managers can now view what security threats a country poses to shipping lines with the click of a button thanks to a new live interactive map.
The security and risk mapping system RiskMap provides a new and unique way of viewing and categorising up-to-the-minute security threats from around the world.
RiskMap automatically analyses thousands of news articles every day, by assessing the threat posed, classifying the risk and identifying the location. It automatically summarises articles of interest by selecting the most important information that is relevant to the event. It can also understand large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.
New approach to training and certification provides shipping companies with a more efficient, cost-effective way to ensure crew are qualified to operate ECDIS systems safely
MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – Feb. 4, 2016 – VideotelTM, the leading global provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has joined forces with online maritime training business Safebridge GmbH, which specializes in ECDIS training, to provide shipping companies with the unique ability to certify their seafarers on ECDIS type-specific training while serving onboard. More than 30 ECDIS type-specific training courses will be available, which is the most comprehensive offering in the industry. Companies using the award-winning Videotel On Demand (VOD) system will have access to this leading-edge certification route. Read more
Television presenter Louise Minchin will be welcomed back as the host of the second Mersey Maritime Industry Awards.
British journalist and BBC news reader Louise will present the ceremony that celebrates the best of maritime businesses in the North West and Isle of Man.
The event is organised by Mersey Maritime – the maritime cluster organisation that represents more than 1,700 businesses in the north-west of England – and follows on from the success of last year’s inaugural Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) in March 2015.
Norsafe has become the first lifeboat manufacturer to provide STCW and Norwegian Oil and Gas (NOROG) compliant training courses for seafarers.
This means that the company is the only lifeboat manufacturer that offers production, servicing and certified training in the operation and maintenance of lifeboats and lifeboat crew.
Gaining STCW approval is very timely for Norsafe as the Manila 2010 Amendments to the STCW-78 Convention stipulates that seafarers, who are qualified in the following areas, need to provide documentary proof they have recently undergone training or have been on a refresher course within the last five years by 1st January 2017.
The newly released Videotel Partner API allows vessel operators to easily store and track crew training information in a single program
MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK –January 28, 2016 – VideotelTM, the leading global provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has released the Videotel Partner API, an application programming interface that facilitates the exchange of data between Videotel and any of its clients’ crew management software systems. Videotel developed the API in collaboration with software and solutions developer Netvision, whose products include Compas, one of the leading crew management systems for the maritime industry. The Videotel Partner API is designed to be used with any crew management software; there is no additional fee for the service. Read more