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Case study into the provision of aids to navigation at Puerto Mamonal, Cartagena Bay, Colombia

Sealite Case study into the provision of aids to navigation at Puerto Mamonal, Cartagena Bay, Colombia

In 2018, a leading mark, a tower equipped with Sealite’s Port Entry Light (SL-PEL-10), was established at Puerto Mamonal, Colombia,  to enhance the safety of vessel traffic approaching the port from the north channel.

Since the installation of Sealite’s Port Entry Light in 2018, it has helped Puerto Mamonal increase the number of large visiting vessels and provided safer operations in the approach to the port.

However, it was found that the north and south channels were in need of additional aids to navigation for safer passage.

Puerto Mamonal’s port owners, with the help of Ingeniería Naval & Señalización Marítima S A S, installed Sealite buoys: six SL-B2200 Nautilus Ocean Buoys in Region B channel configuration.

The SL-B2200 Nautilus is rotationally moulded using UV-stabilized virgin polyethylene to prevent discoloration from the sun’s UV rays. This is especially important in hotter climates. Each buoy is foam filled with closed-cell polyurethane which prevents water logging in the event of collision.

The buoy’s lightweight and two-piece modular design makes it easy to transport and assemble. Its strength lies in the stainless steel tie bars in the buoy body or hull structure connecting the lifting and mooring eyes. This ensures even lifting and mooring stresses at major stress points.

To complete the aids to navigation programme, the buoys were equipped with Sealite’s SL-C510, 5-9NM Solar LED Marine Lantern with integrated AIS Type 1. The lantern transmits data via AIS so its exact location is visible to mariners. GPS synchronization allows all lights to flash in unison. The highly vibrant red and green colour of the buoys will aid incoming mariners during the day, while the flashing red and green lights indicate safe passage at night.

Bluetooth® connectivity is standard in the SL-C510 Solar Marine Lanterns. Maintenance technicians can monitor lanterns up to 50 metres away. With a satellite-enabled SL-C510 lantern, real-time diagnostics and alerts are available instantly and on any mobile device, it is understood.

Puerto Mamonal has been advancing in modernizing its port since construction in 2018. Sealite’s PEL helped to increase the number of large visiting vessels and expand trade into the area. Now, with the newly established aids to navigation, the port provides safer operations with precise navigation through its channels.

To find out more about Sealite’s range of large ocean buoys and solar marine lanterns, readers are invited visit the product pages on the website here: www.sealite.com

Cartagena Port, located in Colombia, is one of the world’s top one hundred busiest ports. One of its inland ports, Puerto Mamonal, continues to have significant growth in cargo activity. Development has been a crucial priority in the Cartagena port area to assist with the increased traffic.

To quote Jairo Arteta, General Manager, Ingeniería Naval & Señalización Marítima S.A.S.: ‘The new Sealite AtoNs enable safe access to Puerto Mamonal S.A. and comply with the international standards of both IALA and DIMAR. We are proud to deliver another Sealite Aids to Navigation lighting solution to enhance the port’s AtoN infrastructure.’

A copy of the Sealite case study into the provision of aids to navigation at Puerto Mamonal, Cartagena Bay, Colombia, is available here:

https://cdn.sealite.com/wp-content/uploads/20211123053802/SL_CASE_Puerto-Mamonal-Access-Channel_EN.pdf

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This observance will celebrate women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, to the profile of women in maritime, to strengthen IMO’s commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and to support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime.

The resolution invites IMO Member States, the maritime industry, and all others in the maritime endeavour to promote and celebrate the International Day for Women in Maritime in an appropriate and meaningful manner.  

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: ‘This day for women in maritime will further efforts to achieve SDG 5 on gender equality. It is a perfect follow-on action to the 2019 theme of empowering women in maritime and the Assembly resolution adopted in 2019.

At the 74th session of the IALA Council in December, as part of a policy to support the vital work of IALA members around the world, issue was approved of two recommendations, twelve guidelines and three model courses.

Here below the documents are listed and may be downloaded at no charge:

Recommendations

Revised R0139 The Marking of Man-made Offshore Structures Ed3.0.

See here: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/marking-of-man-made-offshore-structures-o-139/

Revised R0126 The Use of AIS in Marine Aids to Navigation Ed2.0.

See here: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/r0126-the-use-of-the-automatic-identification-system-ais-in-marine-aids-to-navigation-services-a-126/

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See here: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/minimum-comprehensive-mix-of-aton-in-fairways-including-dredged-channels-and-canals-1078/  

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Shortly before the festive break the IMO Assembly held its 32nd session and adopted a resolution proclaiming an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on 18 May each year.

This observance will celebrate women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, to the profile of women in maritime, to strengthen IMO’s commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and to support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime.

The resolution invites IMO Member States, the maritime industry, and all others in the maritime endeavour to promote and celebrate the International Day for Women in Maritime in an appropriate and meaningful manner.  

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: ‘This day for women in maritime will further efforts to achieve SDG 5 on gender equality. It is a perfect follow-on action to the 2019 theme of empowering women in maritime and the Assembly resolution adopted in 2019.

At the 74th session of the IALA Council in December, as part of a policy to support the vital work of IALA members around the world, issue was approved of two recommendations, twelve guidelines and three model courses.

Here below the documents are listed and may be downloaded at no charge:

Recommendations

Revised R0139 The Marking of Man-made Offshore Structures Ed3.0.

See here: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/marking-of-man-made-offshore-structures-o-139/

Revised R0126 The Use of AIS in Marine Aids to Navigation Ed2.0.

See here: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/r0126-the-use-of-the-automatic-identification-system-ais-in-marine-aids-to-navigation-services-a-126/

Guidelines

Revised G1078 The Use of AtoN in the Design of Fairways & Channels Ed2.0.

See here: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/minimum-comprehensive-mix-of-aton-in-fairways-including-dredged-channels-and-canals-1078/