Indian bodies develop ship trajectory prediction tool

Indian Register of Shipping and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay collaborate on maritime safety

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at advancing maritime safety through the development of a ship trajectory prediction tool.

As part of the collaborative effort, the proposed work will focus on developing a trajectory prediction tool for disabled ships and floating objects. This tool aims to enable quick response for locating the drifting vessels, as well as rerouting nearby vessels to improve maritime safety.

Furthermore, the project aims to create a computer programme with automated report generation capabilities, intended for integration into existing IRS Emergency Response System (ERS) software programmes.

Manas Behera and VK Srineash of IIT Bombay stated that this collaboration and initiative emphasises the commitment of IIT Bombay, an Institute of Eminence, towards active industry-academia interaction for achieving several National Goals.

The project, under the current initiative, aims to develop a ‘Made in India’ software system and will enhance maritime safety, rescue and support operations.

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P K Mishra, Joint Managing Director of IRS, said: “This collaboration between IRS and IIT Bombay underscores our shared commitment to leveraging technology and expertise to enhance maritime safety and response capabilities.

“By combining resources and knowledge, the partnership aims to develop innovative solutions that will contribute to safety of ships and life at sea.”

Earlier this month, Meridian Port Services (MPS), a joint venture between Ghana Ports and Harbours, Africa Global Logistics and APM Terminals (APMT), inaugurated an equipment simulation facility at Tema Port.

Last month, the Indian Union Cabinet authorised the establishment of a major port in Vadhavan, near Dahanu in Maharashtra, India.

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