Samsung Heavy Industries made in March a presentation of its new unmanned sea navigation system controlled through the Internet. Until now, sea navigation has always demanded a large number of crew and complex navigation systems. But as Samsung developed an integrated navigation system NARU 2000 and a ship control system SSAS 21, the unmanned navigation became feasible.
Integrated Navigation System (NARU 2000) is designed to maximize safety and economic efficiency of sea navigation. An electronic marine chart system set up in a ship provides information on optimum sea routes by obtaining, via satellite, information essential for safe sea travel including weather conditions and prevents collisions with other ships through simulation. Integrated Control System (SAAS 21) is designed to monitor through LAN the operational condition of all major systems in a ship. It also facilitates exchange of information with the head office via satellite. This cutting-edge technology helps to effectively deal with various situations that might develop at sea. Samsung obtained certifications from the international ship classification organizations and has recently contracted Radio Holland in the Netherlands to provide marketing with a target of securing 25% of the world market share.