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Advantages of the Revised Guidelines for Use of AIS

Posted by PortVision on Jan 12, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Back in February of 2016, the IMO adopted new guidelines for the safe and effective onboard operational use of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). The adoption of these guidelines – per Resolution A.1106(29) – in effect revoked earlier resolutions: A.917(22) and A.956(23). The new guidelines offer vital information to mariners on the use and potential use of AIS, as well as its limits.

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Using PortVision to Track NASA's Last Space Shuttle Tank

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 16, 2016 6:07:00 AM

On April 12th, NASA shipped its last-existing, built-for-flight space shuttle external tank from it's Michoud Assemby Facility in Louisiana to the California Science Center so it can be displayed with the space shuttle Endeavour. Once opened, in 2019, this exhibit will be the only place to see a fully authentic space shuttle in a launch pad-like configuration.

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Tracking Tropical Storm Colin with Oceaneering's PortVision 360

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 7, 2016 5:07:00 AM

On Monday, Florida's Governor, Rick Scott, declared a state of emergency in numerous counties as Tropical Storm Colin reached the state with 50-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rainfall along the northern Gulf Coast. Colin is expected to impact nearly the entire state. Communities can expect heavy rain, high winds, rip tides, lightening, and even tornado and hail damage.

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Oceaneering creates Zika Virus tool for your company's GIS system

Posted by Chris Leslie on May 25, 2016 6:07:00 AM

Last week both the Department of State (DOS) and Department of Defense (DOD) issued statements regarding the importance of addressing the international outbreak of the Zika virus:

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Easing Congestion: Methods for Handling Traffic

Posted by Bob Kessler on May 18, 2016 10:30:00 AM

According to the US Federal Maritime Commission, port congestion is global and reaching critical proportions. Larger ships, stronger economies, weather-related problems, labor uncertainty and overdue upgrades/expansions to port infrastructure have all combined to generate more port congestion than ever before. At many ports, congestion has become a persistent problem, with vessels frequently forced to wait at anchor for a berth. Meanwhile, ships maneuvering around anchored vessels increase the danger of collisions, and tidal currents and wave action make tightly packed ships in harbor areas vulnerable.

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Improving terminal operations while simplifying regulatory compliance reporting

Posted by Jason Tieman on May 12, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared in the Sep/Oct 2013 edition of Tank Storage Magazine

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Creating Virtual Aids to Navigation (ATONs)

Posted by PortVision on Apr 28, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared in the January/February edition of TANKEROperator

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AIS Tracking Technology is the Safe Option

Posted by Jason Tieman on Apr 21, 2016 6:07:00 AM

Jason Tieman, Maritime director of PortVision, looks at some of the latest developments in vessel tracking technology and their implications for improved safety at sea.

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Star of Abu Dhabi Bulker Arrested in Louisiana

Posted by Chris Leslie on Apr 4, 2016 2:02:58 PM

The Star of Abu Dhabi was arrested and detained last Wednesday after Louisiana Sugar Refining filed a lawsuit against the bulk carrier for colliding with their dock in Gramercy, LA. 

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Tanker Terminal Idle Time Measurement and Analysis

Posted by Bob Kessler on Mar 31, 2016 6:07:00 AM

Dock utilization is a typical key performance indicator (KPI) used by marine tanker terminals to measure efficiency. It is generally calculated as a percentage of time a dock is occupied as opposed to vacant or experiencing an outage.

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