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The Importance of Vessel Tracking System

Courtesy: Marine Insight
By Raunek | In: Marine Navigation, Marine Safety | Last Updated on March 1, 2019

These days one can effectively track and monitor everything that one wishes to. A vessel tracking system, as the name suggests is a collection of equipments which enable marine and naval vessels to track, identify and monitor a ship’s position, location and any other detail that might be important in maneuvering and stabilizing a ship’s route and course.
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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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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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