World’s First Cyber AL-SAFE Ship Delivered — NauticExpo e-Magazine

Built by Hanjin Heavy Industries in collaboration with Alpha Ori Technology, which supplied the SMARTShip autonomous control system, Trammo Dietlin is arguably the first major example of the digital transformation in shipping—and the first example of a ship certified to stream data into a Big Data platform.

SMARTShip is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that enables the onboard operation of several systems with varying degrees of autonomy. It does this by gathering thousands of data points from various vessel systems and feeding the data into a powerful onboard server that analyzes the information and enables decision support for the crew.

“The aim is to minimize human error and make ship systems safe and more efficient when running in autonomous mode. Lloyd’s Register (LR) provided independent assurance services to the shipowner.”

Speaking to NauticExpo e-magazine, LR spokesperson Paul Carrett explained: “AL-SAFE means ‘autonomy level safe’. There are grades of AL-SAFE, recently updated in ShipRight, our design assessment tool, with more of a focus on levels of remote access granted to a system.”