Archivos diarios: enero 9, 2017

Telemedicine: revolutionising healthcare for seafarers

Every year, medical emergencies force one in five ships to divert from their course, at an average cost of $180,000 per diversion. A 2013 study found that at least 20% of the cases aren’t critical and could easily be avoided by using modern on-board telemedical assistance. So what is the current state of telemedical equipment in shipping today, and could an upgrade turn in a healthy profit for the industry? Lee el resto de esta entrada

Telemedicine for Ships: Pros and Cons

Telemedicine is the one of the most important developments in the field of engineering science which integrates technology with medicine. And when it comes to shipping, the incorporation of telemedicine technology is the best thing that could happen to the shipping sector in the recent times. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Ship navigation risks highlighted

The risks of ecdis error and shortages in navigation knowledge were highlighted by the UK P&I Club. The marine insurance group said ships could be at risk if officers of the watch were not trained sufficiently in the use of ecdis and what to do if this key navigation aid fails. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Inmarsat seeks GMDSS recognition for FleetBroadband

An IMO subcommittee will discuss a request from the UK to grant formal recognition to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband for use in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Lee el resto de esta entrada

Argentina pone en marcha la Ventanilla Única

Argentina puso en marcha el Régimen Nacional de Ventanilla Única de Comercio Exterior Argentino (VUCEA) el pasado 29 de diciembre, a fin de agilizar los trámites de exportación e importación. Lee el resto de esta entrada