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HHI develops new system to enhance safe ship navigation

HHI develops new system to enhance safe ship navigation
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, has developed a new technology to ensure safe and optimum navigation of ships.

The new system, Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System (HiCASS), searches the optimum sea routes and prevents collision by automatically detecting potential obstacles such as ships and reefs within 50km.

The enhanced accuracy of the system also enables ships to identify hazards based on the ship type, weather conditions, waves and wind.

The HiCASS can be installed along with voyage systems such as Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA), Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Electronic Chart System (ECS). It can also analyse locations of the obstacles according to International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS).

HHI said it has completed performance test on the system by running it on a 13,800-teu containership and a 162,000 cu m LNG carrier, respectively in May and June this year.

The system is slated to be commercialised from 2016 after sea trials for testing its performance and stability on long distance routes.

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