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AIS Vessel Tracking Provides View of USS Fitzgerald Collision

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 22, 2017 6:07:00 AM

 Early Saturday morning, a US destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, was hit by a container ship just off the coast of Shimoda, Japan. The collision claimed the lives of seven US Navy Sailors. In the aftermath of this tragedy, both sides are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

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Protecting Maritime Assets

Posted by Jason Tieman on Oct 25, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appears in the October 2016 edition of Ocean News & Technology

Safety and security are as important as operational efficiency for owners of geographically dispersed maritime assets and remote infrastructure. These organizations are increasingly much more proactive about monitoring and responding to the threat that vessels pose to assets including pipelines, offshore rigs and other fixed infrastructure above and below the water. When a vessel comes into contact with these assets, it can lead to unplanned and expensive surveys, repairs, costly litigation, and the potential of third-party claims for the economic and environmental impacts of a spill in the maritime environment.

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US Coast Guard Upgrades Port Conditions due to Hurricane Hermine

Posted by Chris Leslie on Sep 1, 2016 7:08:22 PM

The Florida Gulf Coast is preparing for the arrival of hurricane Hermine. Hermine has just been updated from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane.  Hermine is expected to make landfall sometime late Thursday night to early Friday morning.

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Protecting Your Assets in the Maritime Environment

Posted by Jason Tieman on Jul 21, 2016 12:14:11 PM

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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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New AIS Use for Wildlife Conservation

Posted by PortVision on May 10, 2016 6:08:00 AM

An important new use for AIS surfaced in a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society. In a multi-member partnership of the WCS, NOAA, the US Coast Guard, Space Quest, Google and SkyTruth, research was performed that points to the possibility that AIS data could help to minimize the negative effects of shipping on wildlife.

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USCG News Release - New AIS Requirements

Posted by PortVision on Apr 27, 2016 6:08:00 AM


Last Thursday, April 26th, the US Coast Guard published the following news release:

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USCG AIS Rule Deadline - March 1st 2016

Posted by Chris Leslie on Mar 1, 2016 6:08:00 AM

Last January, the USCG published a new rule requiring most commercial vessels operating in US waters to have a fully operational USCG certified AIS transciever on board at all times.  The new rule became effective March 2nd, 2015 and the deadline to be in compliance is today, March 1st, 2016.  Fines for ignoring this requirement can cost up to $40,000. For more information you can read our previous blog, AIS Legislation Watch: New US Rules in 2015, or visit the USCG website AIS Requirements page here

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U.S. Coast Guard Regulations Expand AIS Carriage, Create New Opportunities to Improve Maritime Operations

Posted by Jason Tieman on Oct 20, 2015 7:06:00 AM

The U.S. Coast Guard recently completed the expansion of its Notice of Arrival (NOA) regulatory requirements, originally created in 2008.  The goal was to help address threats to maritime transportation safety and security by improving navigation safety, enhancing the ability to identify and track vessels, and heightening overall maritime domain awareness (MDA).

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USCG Updates AIS Encoding Guide

Posted by Chris Leslie on Aug 13, 2015 8:05:00 AM

The US Coast Guard (USCG) recently released a revised AIS Encoding Guide to ensure that vessel operators enter in their AIS data correctly while in U.S. waters. 

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