The Winter Navigation Service came into use for the first time when “Baltic Bright” shared her Voyage Plan with the Finnish Transport Agency (FTA).
On August 29 2017, the “Star of Sawara” grounded in Danish Waters. Three months later this might not have happened, and had she had STM on-board, she would definately have been warned ahead!
The International e-Navigation Underway conference took place on-board the DFDS cruise ship “Pearl Seaways” voyaging between Copenhagen and Oslo January 24-26. This year the conference ship is part of the Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation project using e-Navigation solutions. Conference delegates visited the bridge to see the Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum ECDISPILOT send the ship’s Voyage Plan to the VTS in Norway, having a Kongsberg system, and to a shore centre in Sweden, using a Saab system, and receive current safety information back.
We gathered five project members from five different parts of the project and recorded their discussion. If you are a pod pro, you know what to do! If you are a pod beginner we can't recommend a better start of your "career" - just click on Play.
Once upon a time in a land far far away a child was born. It was a cold and dark December night… A great story of something that was to change the world. The world of Shipping. The story of Sea Traffic Management. And since this specific story in some ways resembles of another very well known ditto we have for the sake of the written art dared borrowing the larger story´s form to illustrate the day when Sea Traffic Management was born December 22 in the year of 2011.
A new Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme. EfficientFlow covers many aspects of Sea Traffic Management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for the many large ferries that sail through the archipelago between Sweden and Finland. The project will run 2018-2020 with a budget of EUR 4.5 million.