Starting this month 55 ships company "Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company" (UDP, Odessa region), working on the Danube, will be equipped with river information system (RIS). Equipment installation will take place in the ports of Serbia.
Equip the craft with electronic cards will be the Serbian company "Plovput" which the EU has allocated for this purpose 20 million euros, according to the press service of the UDP.
Crews of the vessels will be given laptops with software that allows you to receive information on navigation conditions on the river in real time. This data moving ships, the names of terrain, distance, numbering, harbors, bridges, bridge clearance and so on.
As the press-service of UDP, such systems are already available in four passenger ships, shipping company.
In Ukraine, the equipment and the organization of the coastal stations RIS engaged GP "Delta-pilot" and the creation of electronic navigational charts — GP "Gosgidrografiya."
"Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company" was founded in 1944, belongs to the state. UDP provides about a quarter of transport on the Danube. The company’s fleet consists of nearly 400 self-propelled and non-propelled river and 30 ships. The basis of the Danube UDP transport fleet of Ukrainian metallurgical raw materials supplied to various customers in the Danube countries.