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How to prevent maritime border collision for fisheries – A design of Real-Time Automatic Identification System

Authors – Krishnan Saravanan Selva Aswini Raghvendra Kumar Le Hoang Son
Methodology Article First Online: 05 November 2018

Abstract

Maritime Border Collision is one of the vital concerns in coastal states since the maritime boundaries of any two countries cannot be identified easily during fishing.

Maritime domain awareness and the border line control are the essential requirement which happens via recognition, and observing of boats inside their country boundary.

It is necessary to identify the maritime border and alert the fisherman during the fishing.
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A Multi-Feature and Multi-Level Matching Algorithm Using Aerial Image and AIS for Vessel Identification

Courtesy: MDPI
Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 10 March 2019 / Accepted: 11 March 2019 / Published: 15 March 2019

Abstract
In order to monitor and manage vessels in channels effectively, identification and tracking are very necessary.

This work developed a maritime unmanned aerial vehicle (Mar-UAV) system equipped with a high-resolution camera and an Automatic Identification System (AIS).

A multi-feature and multi-level matching algorithm using the spatiotemporal characteristics of aerial images and AIS information was proposed to detect and identify field vessels.
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Spree-Oder waterway becomes a digital test field

Courtesy: DVZ (translated from German)
March 08, 2019

The Spree-Oder Waterway (SOW) is to become a digital testing ground for autonomous and automated inland navigation. From July, a project Autonom-SOW with partners from industry, federal government and science, said the Federal Association of Public Inland Ports (BÖB) on Friday. After initial investigations, construction is to begin in 2020. The test field at the SOW is one of four projects under the action plan “Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence in Mobility” of the Federal Ministry of Transport.
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Wärtsilä Vessel Traffic Service solutions to increase efficiency of two Portuguese ports

Courtesy:Hellenic Shipping News
Port News 07/03/2019

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed the installation and operational staff training for its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution in the ports of Lisbon and Setúbal / Sesimbra in Portugal. The systems will increase the efficiency of these ports by reducing waiting time for vessels and allowing just-in-time pilotage. The state-of-the-art solution has been developed and supplied by Transas, a Wärtsilä company. The project was booked in July 2018 and completed in January 2019.
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Minister to unveil first data from ZACube-2

Courtesy: SA News.gov.za
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The first real-time data from South Africa’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite will be unveiled on Tuesday, according to the Department of Science and Technology.

The continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date, the ZACube-2 was successfully launched into space in December. It is expected to provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region.
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Morse Code – Forerunner of Digital Communication

Very few people will recognise these devices and technology today.

Beginning in 1836, the American artist Samuel F. B. Morse, the American physicist Joseph Henry, and Alfred Vail developed an electrical telegraph system. This system sent pulses of electric current along wires which controlled an electromagnet that was located at the receiving end of the telegraph system.


Courtesy: Australian Maritime Safety Administration

Vibroplex brand semiautomatic key (generically called a "bug")

An important application is signalling for help through SOS (Save Or Souls), ” . . . _ _ _ . . . “. This can be sent many ways: keying a radio on and off, flashing a mirror, toggling a flashlight, and similar methods. SOS is not three separate characters, rather, it is a prosign SOS, and is keyed without gaps between characters.


A U.S. Navy signalman sends Morse code signals in 2005.

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Fishermen’s News Boat Prep

Courtesy: Fishermens News
Getting Ready for the Season
February 1, 2019

commercial-fishing-boat
Al Larson Boat Shop says commercial boat owners might spend large sums of 
money on boat repairs if they had wait too long to perform required routine 
maintenance. Photo by Mark Edward Nero.

Although commercial fishing boats are usually durable enough to last decades or even generations, in some cases – it isn’t just good construction that allows them to spend after year in rough waters without falling apart.
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exactEarth deploys final six satellite payloads

Friday, 15 February 2019
exactearth ais satellites

exactEarth a provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now in operation. This completes the roll-out of the first global real-time Satellite-AIS service with a total of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares.
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MMEA concerned over fishing boats seized by Indonesia in Malaysian waters

Courtesy: FMT News
Bernama - February 14, 2019 12:44 AM
MMEA Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says this is the fourth such 
detention by Indonesian authorities in Malaysian waters this month.

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) tonight said a local fishing boat was still in Malaysian waters when it was detained by Indonesian authorities earlier today.
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Maritime safety breakthrough at IMT

Courtesy: defenceWeb

Maritime Security
Written by defenceWeb – 11th Feb 2019

IMT_HQ_Simons_Town
The Institute for Maritime Technology headquarters in Simons Town.

Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has made a significant breakthrough in the field of maritime safety and communications by installing the world’s first VDES base station, which allows significantly faster data transfers to and from ships, improving safety and maritime awareness.

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