- Already more than 400 ships have the capability to share routes through their ECDIS.
- Wärtsilä Voyage won a contract to update the ECDIS on-board 50 tankers.
- STM makes sharing secure, interoperable and customer controlled.
- The STM BALT SAFE project is piloting new operational services based on the Sea Traffic Management concept.
- Information is transferred via AIS between ships.
Wärtsilä installs Route Exchange on 50 vessels to increase tanker safety, that frequently sail in the Baltic Sea, reports Baibhav Mishra for SeaNews.
What is STM BALT SAFE project?
STM BALT SAFE is Safety of navigation in the Baltic Sea by Sea Traffic Management.
The STM BALT SAFE project has further improved tanker safety in the Baltic Sea by enabling route exchange on more tankers and providing digital VTS-services to them.
Already more than 400 ships have the capability to share routes through their ECDIS.
Wärtsilä won ECDIS update contract
Wärtsilä Voyage won a contract to update the ECDIS on-board 50 tankers.
Torsten Büssow, Director, Wärtsilä Voyage said that standardised information sharing is the important key to improve safety and efficiency in the shipping industry. STM makes sharing secure, interoperable and customer controlled.
For increasing tanker safety, STM is signing up 50 tankers that frequently sail in the Baltic Sea, with Wärtsilä winning the contract.
Cajsa Jersler Fransson, Ship Testbed Manager, said
“Wärtsilä Voyage has the know-how, the installed base and the dedication to a more connected future. With installations happening this year, we will be able to analyze data from the interaction between ships and between ships and shore.”
Piloting new operational services
The STM BALT SAFE project is piloting new operational services based on the Sea Traffic Management concept, STM. For example:
- the Saab-based VTS in Estonia,
- the Navielektro-based VTS in Finland and
- the new VTS-system in Sweden
will be able receive and send route plans to vessels, enabling services like route cross-check and risk situation alerts.
Transfer of information
Information is transferred via AIS between ships. Between ships and shore, the data is shared through the Maritime Digital Infrastructure previously contracted to the non-profit industry consortium Navelink.
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