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High-def live TV now available aboard ships on the oceans

High-def live TV now available aboard ships on the oceans

The recent boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao attracted millions of viewers around the world, including some who were watching from sea.

September 2015
U.S. Coast Guard begins testing synthetic aids, virtual buoys

U.S. Coast Guard begins testing synthetic aids, virtual buoys

The U.S. Coast Guard has begun to test automatic identification system (AIS) aids to navigation, including virtual buoys, on the West Coast as the first step toward introducing them around the country.

August 2014

Telemedicine partnership combines video, chat into ‘virtual ER’

June/July 2014
New apps make the mariner’s work easier, smarter and safer

New apps make the mariner’s work easier, smarter and safer

Michael Matulewicz, a recently hired deck hand with Moran Towing in Philadelphia, never needs to wait too long in the sun or rain to board his tug on crew change days.

March 2014
Optical sensor monitors fog for San Francisco Bay mariners

Optical sensor monitors fog for San Francisco Bay mariners

A new fog sensor installed in San Francisco Bay and in other waterways nationwide is the latest tool to provide mariners with real-time information on whether it is safe to leave the dock and transit fog-bound waters.

February 2014
Planning key to choosing the right maritime satellite system

Planning key to choosing the right maritime satellite system

A few years ago, the Dutch shipping giant Vroon BV decided to rethink its communications strategy.

December/January 2014

Adrift cruise ship aids tryout of satellite-based ship tracking

Government officials on both sides of the Atlantic became concerned in February when a cruise ship bound for the scrap heap from Newfoundland broke free of its towline and started drifting toward Europe.

June/July 2013
BNWAS ensures that someone is at controls

BNWAS ensures that someone is at controls

Eleven years ago, a towboat captain was pushing two barges on the Arkansas River when he lost consciousness due to a heart-rhythm episode. Unbeknownst to his crew, the tow traveled along with the wheelhouse unattended for almost five minutes.

June/July 2013

Iridium to launch $3B next-generation satellite network

Iridium Communications is preparing to launch a new satellite network starting in 2015 that promises clearer voice calls and faster downloads on vessels.

April 2013
Thirst for data and efficiencies expected to spur growth of satellite service

Thirst for data and efficiencies expected to spur growth of satellite service

On a recent morning, while sailing back to South Florida from St. Bartholomew in the luxury yacht Battered Bull, Capt. Jeff Ridgway and crew heard over the radio that two large cargo ships had collided nearby.

October/November 2012
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