‘e-Navigation Underway’ Arrived Well in Port

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On 28-30 January, 180 navigational experts from 30 countries met on board the DFDS passenger ship M/S Pear Seaways to discuss the practical implementation of e-Navigation. “e-Navigation Underway 2014” had been arranged by the Danish Maritime Authority in cooperation with the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).

'e-Navigation underway' Arrived Well in Port

 Safety and growth

Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth opened the conference and welcomed the participants. In his opening address, he stressed the need for the maritime world to proceed from merely discussing e-Navigation to implementing it in practise. “e-Navigation is a technology that is not just a key to enhanced safety at sea, but that can also make a number of on-board administrative procedures more effective”, said Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority.

 From development to impact

In connection with the conference, an agreement was signed between South Korea, Sweden and Denmark on the establishment of global test facilities for e-Navigation. On the Korean side, Vice-Minister Son Hae Jak took part in the ceremony, just as Sweden was represented by Peter Fyrby from the Swedish Transport Agency. “With this agreement, we are striving to develop e-Navigation by means of specific measures”, says Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority.

DMA,February 3, 2014

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