April 03, 2017
A pre-analysis on autonomous ships
This is probably the most objective early analysis we have seen yet on autonomous vessel operations, to include comparisons to other transport conveyances. It also includes some possible geopolitical influences. Without question, the digitization of maritime operations requires massive expansion of research, testing, evaluation, and consistent proof of safety.
September 08, 2016
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The American Bureau of Shipping discusses cyber and big data in their recent issue of Surveyor Magazine, also featuring the USMRC Maritime Cyber Assurance research program.
July 05, 2016
The United States Maritime Resource Center is featured in Newport Life Magazine July 2016 issue, written by Lisa Gabrielson, in a piece about our simulation research and education capabilities. USMRC continues to pioneer innovative means of leveraging simulation in marine operations research and training.
April 29, 2016
An Innovator in Marine Operations Risk Research
The United States Maritime Resource Center is featured in The Journal of Ocean Technology in a piece about our many capabilities including our innovative use of simulation technology and maritime cybersecurity research. USMRC continues to pioneer innovative means of leveraging simulation in marine operations research and training.
December 10, 2015
Cyber Security Worries Mount
Maritime transport is moving swiftly from the theoretical to the practical when addressing the risk of cyber attacks, writes John Gallagher, senior Americas reporter for IHS Maritime. Gallagher writes about USMRC's alliance with BIMCO and its work in the area of cyber assurance.
November 24, 2015
Widespread Cyber Threat Low but potential for Disruption High
Lloyd's List reports that USMRC's Captain Alexander Soukhanov, while speaking at a BIMCO conference, said that his organization had found significant potential for cyber disruption in the shipping industry, including exposure of critical data systems, corruption of navigation charts and malicious takeover of engineering controls.
July 10, 2015
Transporting Oil and Gas by Tanker: Where are the Gaps, and Where are the Opportunities?
Oil and Gas Monitor: USMRC Executive Director Brian Holden and Bob Kamb, managing partner of Mystic River Partners LLC, write about the various risks inherent in oil and gas marine transportation, including maritime cyber disruption.
July 06, 2015
Tackling the Ship Hacker
Safety at Sea: USMRC wants to extend cyber-security training to curb the risk to vessels at sea. Alex Soukhanov, vice president of international shipping and maritime operations at USMRC talks about the need for maritime cyber assurance and the organization's role in raising awareness.
December 09, 2014
USMRC, ClassNK to team together on LNG, Offshore, Cybersecurity and other R&D projects
The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC) in Middletown, Rhode Island and ClassNK, a leading ship classification society based in Tokyo, Japan, are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) laying out a framework for future technical cooperation to carry out joint research and development activities for the maritime industry.
November 26, 2014
Galveston Daily News: Proposed LNG plant spurs debate over Galveston's Safety
USMRC is featured in an article that appeared in the Nov. 26, 2014 issue of the Galveston Daily News on the debate over whether to develop liquefied natural gas plants in area communities. USMRC staff notes that "U.S. regulations of liquefied natural gas plants are extremely stringent," and that potential for disasters is low.
January 06, 2015
Cybersecurity is becoming a Real Threat for the Maritime Industry
Cyber security is becoming a real threat for the maritime industry. As a result, it has become increasingly clear that much needs to be done to address the problem. USMRC's Vice President of International Shipping and Maritime Operations, Alex Soukhanov, was interviewed by Future Nautics for a story on cyber security and the need for the maritime community to not only recognize the problem, but to start to address it.
June 26, 2014
Maritime Fuel of the Future: Training to an Uncertain Standard
Answering the need for training in the critical area of LNG bunkering is Middletown, R.I.-based USMRC. Maritime Professional reports on how USMRC is developing an LNG bunkering safety training course for Harvey Gulf International Marine as the Gulf Coast offshore support operator prepares to launch its first dual fuel offshore supply vessel.
April 23, 2014
MSI Develops LNG Bunkering Safety Training
MSI's new LNG Bunkering Safety Training course was published on MarineLink.com. MSI Vice President Margaret Kaigh Doyle, who serves on the U.S. Coast Guard’ Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), was quoted about the new training course and the expansion of LNG as a maritime fuel.
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