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Effective Jan 1, 2025: Port Hedland New CCTV Requirement for Capesize Vessels

Clock’s ticking: All operators of Capesize vessels must comply with this safety measure by January 1, 2025.

One of the world’s largest bulk export port authorities, Pilbara Ports announced a new requirement to enhance navigational safety and operational efficiency within the Port of Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Summary of the New Requirements

Effective from 1st Jan 2025, all Capesize vessels (nominal deadweight > 120,000) are to be equipped with a minimum of one (1) Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) rudder camera installed at the steering gear flat, positioned to clearly capture the rudder angles during maneuvering. A monitor must be placed on the wheelhouse in the proximity of coning positions, providing real-time visual CCTV camera feedback of the rudder angle for marine pilot and/or bridge team reference during the transit to/from berth.

Read memo outlining the full requirements circulated by Pilbara Ports: Capesize vessels (nominal deadweight > 120,000) to be equipped with a CCTV camera at the steering gear flat

Given these new requirements, Capesize vessel operators should consider adopting AI-powered CCTV. Investing in AI technology like FleetVision offers significant advantages by providing contextual analysis of CCTV footage. 

ShipIn’s FleetVision takes into account factors such as ship status, time of day, weather and sea conditions, and typical activities at any given time. These advanced insights enable preventive actions, allowing operators to identify and address potential issues before they escalate into incidents or accidents. AI-powered CCTV not only enhances compliance with the new regulations but also significantly improves overall safety and operational efficiency on board.

How ShipIn’s FleetVision™ System Works in Real Life

FleetVision capabilities extend beyond navigation safety, proving beneficial in various operational areas. FleetVision has significantly enhanced safety performance i.e. in mooring operations and bridge conduct – demonstrating its robustness and effectiveness. By deploying FleetVision platform, vessel operators will be able to receive near real-time alerts during operations, with meaningful insights that enhance safety, efficiency and profitability. 

The following are two examples of how ShipIn’s customers have benefitted from using FleetVision onboard:

Improving Mooring Safety through FleetVision

A vessel moored in a narrow channel surged due to a passing ship, resulting in the parting of a mooring line. Following the incident, the customer and ShipIn’s Customer Success team conducted a thorough review of FleetVision activities and trends and analyzed additional video footage for root cause analysis. 

They identified two main issues: the passing ship induced stress on the mooring lines, and a mooring winch failed to release tension, contributing to the line’s failure. After further review of FleetVision’s activity timeline, it was revealed that the mooring lines had not been attended to for nine hours prior to the incident.

To address these issues and prevent future incidents, the customer implemented several preventive measures. They improved winch maintenance procedures, ensuring they could render at the recommended loads below the Minimum Breaking Load (MBL). Additionally, they reinforced the importance of timely mooring checks. These actions were aimed at enhancing mooring safety and avoiding similar occurrences in the future.

Shipowner Eliminates Incidents of Unattended Bridge

A leading tanker company that decided to partner with ShipIn was faced with significant losses from navigational incidents. They needed answers to pressing safety questions such as:

  • Is the crew following all safety procedures?
  • Is vital maintenance of equipment being conducted at regular intervals?
  • Are safety incidents going unreported?

Once deployed, ShipIn’s system found the root of the problem by detecting a number of lapses in standard bridge watchkeeping practices through an “unattended bridge” report. 

Instituting new training practices and building awareness across the team has significantly reduced the “unattended bridge” alerts, improving navigational safety for everyone on board. These changes were then rolled out to the entire fleet, improving safety practices for the entire organization.

Meeting Port Hedland’s New Safety Standards with AI-Powered CCTV

ShipIn’s FleetVision offers advanced AI-powered fleet management capabilities, immediately alerting the crew onboard and teams ashore to safety or security hazards. It continuously analyzes shipboard operations, identifies risks and enables direct and accurate actions that lead to zero incidents onboard. FleetVision is the only commercially available system that analyzes all of the core operational areas onboard the vessels, including navigation, safety, cargo, maintenance and security

FleetVision‘s robust real-time analytics and visual information tools ensure that the Master, crew and shore-based teams will have the necessary insights to make informed decisions, supporting the purpose of the new CCTV initiative by Pilbara Ports which cannot be achieved by using traditional CCTV systems:

Enhance bridge team situational awareness

FleetVision provides near real-time visual feedback on rudder position, enabling the bridge team to always have a clear view of the vessel’s navigational status. 

Enhance decision-making during critical operations

FleetVision offers advanced analytics and visualization tools that support informed decision-making during critical maneuvers, ensuring the vessel’s safety. 

Reduce the risk of navigation-related incidents

FleetVision continuously analyzes and records navigational data continuously, allowing for proactive mitigation of potential risks reducing the likelihood of incidents.

Enhance overall vessel handling and safety

FleetVision provides comprehensive monitoring systems that improve the overall handling of the vessel by providing the bridge team with essential information, leading to safer and more efficient operations.

Watch our case study: ZEABORN Achieves 17% Increase in Navigation Safety with ShipIn

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Ahmed Khan

Captain Ahmed Khan is the Director of Fleet Management at Shipln, the leading FleetVision™ Platform. He is a maritime executive and industry expert with over 20 years of operational and technical experience both at sea and ashore. Previously, he led the technical management of a renowned Chemical Tanker Owner and served as head of the Marine Department at a leading ship management company. Ahmed is a Master Mariner and served on various oil and Chemical tankers trading worldwide. In addition, he holds an M.Sc. degree in maritime studies from Singapore.

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