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SEAHARMONY: REMOTE MARITIME SUPPORT THROUGH SMART GLASSES AND AUGMENTED REALITY

Do you own/manage a maritime company? Are you in charge of one or more seagoing vessels? If yes, then at some point in the past, your ship must have gotten stuck at sea (or a faraway port) because of faulty equipment or maintenance checks. This has never happened to you? Well, the chances are high that it will happen in the future. Luckily for you, SEAHARMONY provides a solution that facilitates...

HOW AUGMENTED REALITY CAN IMPROVE SHIPPING OPERATIONS

Augmented reality uses computer-generated input to enhance real-life objects, giving people more control over images and videos, and transforming how they can be viewed, manipulated, and shared. Additionally, AR can be used to simulate real situations and create experiences around them.

The technology has many potential use-cases for the global business sector, with many organizations already...

THE POTENTIAL USES OF AUGMENTED REALITY IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

Augmented reality glasses and virtual environments are quite popular in gaming and entertainment, but so far, industrial applications of the technology remain understated. Nevertheless, AR has the potential to transform how people view and process information, making it an important tool in nearly all global business sectors. By combining head-mounted displays with a web-based interface, AR...

REMOTE MAGNETIC COMPASS ADJUSTMENT SERVICE BY SEAHARMONY

Even with the advancement of modern technology, some non-digital processes are still critical in the navigation of shipping vessels. In recent times, shipowners, Vessel Operators, Masters, Officers, Coastal Pilots, and industrial organizations have recognized the importance of traditional equipment like magnetic compasses. These compasses help to keep a ship’s deviation within acceptable limits...

SEAHARMONY INTRODUCING MAIN ENGINE INSPECTION CAMERA

Main Engine Inspection Camera is an automatic photographic device used to capture the innermost components of a ship’s engine. In simpler terms, it is a camera that makes it possible to inspect closed-off parts (e.g., a ship’s cylinders) without opening up the engine. The device provides a 360-degree view, meaning a thorough inspection can be conducted.

In addition to the main engine cylinder,...

A NEXT-GEN UNDERWATER DRONE

Ultramodern underwater drone gives shipowners and shipyard managers a means to “pop open the hood” of their vessels whenever they want. They can inspect the parts that are beyond view (e.g. the propellers,etc ) without having to involve underwater divers. The drone is easy to maneuver and it is small enough to fit into relatively tight spaces. For places it can’t enter, it is fitted with a...

SEAHARMONY: THE STORY SO FAR

We, at SEAHARMONY, would like to use this opportunity to reintroduce our company and inform the general public about the progress we have made so far. Over the past three years, we have amassed several maritime certifications and catered to about 200 clients from all over the world.
SEAHARMONY is certified as a Recognized IHM Specialist by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and as an Approved...

AUTONOMOUS SHIPPING: HOW CLOSE IS THE WORLD TO SELF-SAILING VESSELS?

According to recent estimates, 90% of sea accidents and casualties are caused by human error, resulting in marine liability insurance claims of over $1.5 billion. Because the transportation industry is linked to global trade, as more countries get industrialized, the shipping industry will get bigger and the risk of marine accidents and casualties will increase.

Forecasts indicate that...

5 TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL DEFINE MARITIME IN 2020

The increasing volume of global trade has led to a corresponding increase in opportunities and challenges in the maritime industry. In tackling these challenges, advanced technologies are being deployed by industry practitioners. Innovations like the Internet of Things, smart devices powered by sensors, hybrid propulsion systems, and big data analytics are at the forefront of progress in...

UK INCREASES FUNDING TOWARD ZERO-EMISSION SHIPPING GOAL

To drive the country closer to its goal of emission-free shipping, the United Kingdom is increasing funding for the development of new shipping technologies. A few months ago, Nusrat Ghani, the UK Maritime Minister announced the release of a further GBP 1 million for new projects via MarRI-UK, an association of maritime organisations.

MarRI-UK already designated £1 million for projects working...

ERDF-FUNDED WIND ASSISTED SHIP PROPULSION PROJECT IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

The Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project, an initiative that seeks to bring universities, ship owners, and wind-assist technology providers together, has been launched. The project aims to research, test, and validate the working performance of a number of wind propulsion solutions. This is expected to boost market penetration for wind propulsion technology, leading to a North Sea...

THE WORLD’S LARGEST CONTAINER SHIP COMPLETES MAIDEN VOYAGE

In August 2019, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced that one of its vessels and the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Gülsün, had completed its maiden voyage, arriving in Europe from Northern China. The ship is the first in a new class of 23,000+ TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) vessels that will be added to MSC’s shipping network in 2019/2020.
The MSC Gülsün was built in...

THE WORLD’S FIRST HYBRID SOLAR BULK CARRIER LAUNCHED

Earlier this year, the first hybrid solar bulk carrier was launched in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Marfin Management, operators of supramax dry cargo vessels, collaborated with Solbian Energie Alternative to design and install a solar energy system on the MS Paolo Topic, a bulk carrier under the management of Marfin.

The first challenge they faced was fitting the solar panels on the vessel without...