Better Situational Awareness: INS Improves Safety At Sea
Andreas Lentfer, Raytheon Anschütz GmbH
In recent years there has been a strong innovation surge in ship navigation. New technologies simplify operation and can therefore help to avoid accidents.
We all remember the media reports about the Cruise Liner “Costa Concordia”, the Passenger Ferries “Sewol” and “Norman Atlantic” three years ago. In 2014, again seven passenger ships were lost at sea, as marine insurers reported recently1). Why do still so many accidents happen? How can navigation systems help to improve the situation?