来源：American Shipper 2018-09-28
翻译：国际海事信息网 王雅媛 张运鸿
据NYK透露，综合信息驾驶室系统（The integrated information and bridge system）是基于人机工程的优化设计，并且充分利用到了物联网，目的在于提高船舶操纵的安全性和效率。
J-Marine NeCST船舶导航支持工具是由NYK、MTI有限公司以及Japan Radio公司联合研发的。为了使得值班船员和领航员之间的信息传递更加高效，这一工具也被安装在了新型驾驶室内。NYK表示这将有助于改善驾驶室的资源管理，即便是在交通拥挤、许多值班船员同时在驾驶室进行视察的情况下。
NYK introduces next-generation ship’s bridge
NYK said it has completed development of a new concept for a ship’s bridge and employed it on a large containership.
The integrated information and bridge system has been optimally and ergonomically arranged and designed to take advantage of Internet of Things aspects of instruments and to improve the safety and efficiency of vessel operation, NYK said.
Half of marine accidents are said to be caused by human error, according to NYK, which said it has been studying ways to improve the bridge, enhance navigational watch efficiency and decrease mistakes since 2007.
The new concept makes use of an integrated console that is about two-thirds the size of a conventional one and enables officers to check essential navigational information and navigate the vessel at the same time. NYK said a seat helps officers better grasp the situation around the ship.
“A joystick-type autopilot system for navigation has been adopted to better avoid collisions with other vessels and help officers in a sitting position easily maneuver the vessel,” NYK said. “Moreover, a mini manual wheel has been installed on the console for steering in an emergency, taking safety into consideration.
“The new bridge has been equipped with larger windows, and the gap between the windows has been minimized to reduce dead visibility angles,” the company said.
“Wipers are now operated by remote control. And the shape of the bridge has been optimized to ensure clear sight from a sitting position. The layout has also been enhanced to improve the work environment and reduce weariness during navigational watches.”
At the bridge wing, a narrow walkway extends outward from both sides of a pilothouse, allowing the ship to be maneuvered for entering and leaving harbors and berthing and unberthing operations, NYK said. The wing is equipped with an integrated control stand that can remotely control the main propulsion, rudder and bow thruster.
The J-Marine NeCST ship navigation support tool, which was jointly developed by NYK, MTI Co. Ltd. and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. to make briefings among the officers and the pilot more efficient, also has been installed on the bridge. NYK said this will help improve bridge resource management, even when many officers are on the bridge conducting navigational watches during heavy vessel traffic.
NYK said has decided to adopt the new bridge on pure car and truck carriers and crude oil tankers. It also plans to make use of the advancement as it looks ahead to manned autonomous ships.