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MOL AND FURUNO DEVELOP GROUNDING AVOIDANCE AID

MOL AND FURUNO DEVELOP GROUNDING AVOIDANCE AID

Monday, March 8, 2021 

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced an upgrade to the AR navigation system jointly developed with Furuno Electric Co that enables the system to automatically display borders between deep-sea areas where vessels can navigate safely and shallower areas that may pose risks.

The previous system required manual setting to display shallow areas, but this upgrade allows for automatic full-time display of the Safety Contour in red, yellow, or orange (users can set the arbitrary colour that they can easily see the risk), supporting the navigators’ situation awareness visually.

The AR navigation system has already been installed on 24 MOL-operated very large crude carriers (VLCCs). MOL plans to expand the installation of the system to more vessels in the future, and is proceeding with trials on ships in its energy transport fleet including LNG carriers, as well as dry bulkers.

MOL continually positions safety as a top priority, and takes a proactive stance in development and improvement of products, including this AR navigation system, which contributes to the safety of marine traffic.

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