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18 January 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:24 GMT+1

September 30, 2019

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NYK experiences with success independent navigation of a PCTC of 70.826 tsl

The ship has travelled from Xinsha, in China, to the Japanese port of Nagoya and from here to Yokohama

Between who it expects, to reason or less, than to have carried out the first experimentation the world of navigation of an independent ship there is the shipowning group Japanese Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), than today it has announced to have municipal the first test of Maritime navigation of a Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS), experimentation - it has specified the company to in the field confirm own supremacy in the test of this technology of navigation - that is carried out respecting the lines guides last june for the tests of naval units MASS defined from the International Maritime Organization (IMO). NYK has specified moreover that the test is carried out under license of Panama hat, that is the State of flag of Iris Leader, the ship employed for the experimentation, and that the activity is notified the Japanese ministry of the Territories, infrastructures, the transports and tourism and to Japanese Guard Costiera.

The shipowning group has announced that Pure the Car Truck Carrier Iris Leader, of 70.826 tons of tonnage, has navigated from the 14 on 17 September past guided from the system of independent navigation Sherpa System for Real ship (SSR) on a route from Xinsha, in China, to the port of Nagoya, in Japan, and therefore from the 19 on 20 September leaving by Nagoya to go to the other Japanese port of Yokohama.

NYK has specified that the crew of Iris Leader has carried out the own customary tasks in the course of independent navigation, experimented on a part of the route that included coastal areas but not the crosswalk of bays and channels (therefore with exclusion of the drafts in proximity of the ports), and that during the test the performances of the SSR are monitored, while the system of navigation collected information on the environmental conditions around the ship supplied by the instruments and devices of navigation in equipment to the ship, calculated the risk of collisions, determined automatically broken and sure and efficient speeds from the economic point of view and it guided the ship automatically.

The shipowning group has emphasized the success of the experimentation, that it has allowed to obtain given and to acquire not attainable experiences with simulators to earth.

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