Archivos Mensuales: junio 2015

KVH unveils new satellite TV antenna

KVH has announced the introduction of the TracVision TV8, a new antenna system designed to deliver satellite television to vessels worldwide. According to KVH, the TracVision TV8 is compatible with nearly all Ku-band services around the globe, and also supports services such as DIRECTV, DISH Network and Bell TV in North America, as well as TrueVisions, Astro, and Sky TV 81 cm Inmarsat Antenain the Asia-Pacific region. The 81cm (32 inch) diameter system is fully stabilised and comes with an IPenabled TV-Hub, along with a single coaxial cable for power, data and video, allowing for straightforward installation. “The TracVision TV8 has the top engineering characteristics our antenna systems are known for around the world,” says Martin Kits van Heyningen, CEO at KVH. “With its advanced tracking and extended coverage area, it is an ideal system for a superyacht in the Mediterranean, a tanker ship in the Baltic, or any number of ships on the world’s oceans. These rugged systems are fully stabilised and stay locked on the satellite even in heavy seas.” In addition to the release of this TV system KVH has also expanded its satellite communications mini-VSAT network, with increased capacity added in the AsiaPacific region and North America to support commercial maritime activities. In North America, the expansion has seen new beams added for the Pacific Northwest, as well as for eastern Canada and the US coast, with the latter more than doubling network capacity. In AsiaPacific, KVH says the capacity of a key beam was increased by 60 per cent. “The commercial maritime industry is increasingly reliant on broadband services to improve operational efficiency,” says Mr Kits van Heyningen. “Data and connectivity enable ship owners to accomplish many goals, from reduced fuel consumption through voyage planning to increased safety through updated training programmes delivered to crew while they are onboard.” “We are continually monitoring and improving the mini-VSAT Broadband network to ensure our maritime customers have the critical connectivity they need at all times onboard their vessels.”

ECDIS Implementation Requirements

Since 2002 it has been an option for vessels to be fitted with an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) along with a backup arrangement as a means of fulfilling the requirement under SOLAS regulation V/19-2.1.4 for the vessel to carry nautical charts for the intended voyage.

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ECDIS Regulations – IMO – Solas Chapter V Regulation 19.2

IMO – Solas Chapter V Regulation 19.2

At its 86th session from May 26 to June 5, 2009, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee approved new regulations for the mandatory carriage requirements of ECDIS. Lee el resto de esta entrada

4,000 tankers still without ECDIS as July deadline approaches

The UKHO has claimed that, based on its data, 54 per cent of tankers are now equipped to comply with the 1 July 2015 ECDIS mandate – however, this leaves more than 4,000 tankers that are not yet using an ENC service as the deadline approaches.

 

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ALERTA METEOROLOGICO N° 2 (23:00 HOA) Buenos Aires, 13 de Junio de 2015

ALERTA METEOROLOGICO N° 2 (23:00 HOA)
Buenos Aires, 13 de Junio de 2015
Fenómeno: POR VIENTOS INTENSOS CON RAFAGAS
Zona de Cobertura: PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES. SUR DE CORDOBA. SUR DE ENTRE RIOS. LA PAMPA. SUR DE SAN LUIS. SUR DE SANTA FE. RIO DE LA PLATA. CIUDAD AUTONOMA DE BUENOS AIRES Y CIUDAD DE LA PLATA.
Este Informe se Actualizará a las 05:00 horas.
Situación:
EL INGRESO DE UNA MASA DE AIRE FRIO AL AREA DE COBERTURA PROVOCARA ENTRE LA MADRUGADA Y LA TARDE DEL DOMINGO 14 VIENTOS DEL OESTE- SUDOESTE CON VELOCIDADES ESTIMADAS ENTRE 40 Y 60 KM/H CON RAFAGAS DE HASTA 75 KM/H. LOS PRONOSTICOS DE INTENSIDAD DE VIENTO SOBRE EL AREA MARITIMA ADYACENTE A LAS COSTAS DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES SERAN EMITIDOS EN LOS BOLETINES DE NAVEGACION MARITIMA DE RUTINA.