Japanese Shipping Companies Enhance Collaboration with Japan Coast Guard

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  • MOL, NYK, and “K” LINE supply marine data to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG).
  • Data shared through Ship IoT data sharing platform.
  • Aims to improve tidal current prediction accuracy for better maritime safety.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and “K” LINE supply marine data to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG).

Data sourced from monitoring systems on around five hundred merchant vessels, reports Safety 4 Sea.

Utilization of IoS Open Platform (IoS-OP)

Data is shared through the Ship IoT data sharing platform, IoS-OP, managed by Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. Eliminates manual integration process previously required by JCG.

Enhanced Operational Efficiency

Aggregated data from multiple companies creates one of the world’s largest ships IoT databases. Aims to improve tidal current prediction accuracy for better maritime safety.

Significant Contribution to Marine Safety

A comprehensive supply of detailed operational data enhances JCG’s capabilities. Expected to contribute significantly to marine safety and operational efficiency.

Ceremony Commemorating Data Centralization

The celebration was held on January 26th with relevant stakeholders in attendance.

Importance of Data Sharing Emphasized

Andrew Roberts, Executive Director, EMEA, RightShip, stresses the importance of data sharing for enhanced safety culture.

Data sharing facilitates better decision-making for decarbonization initiatives and accountability for crew abandonment cases.

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Source: Safety4sea