GPS-controlled Food Waste Discharge

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Through cooperation with Marine Position AB, Uson Marine AB offers functionality from the Environmental Navigator for its new GPS Discharge Control system for food waste. Together, the systems provide control and monitoring of food waste discharge, stopping automatic discharge where not permitted and emptying the tank automatically prior to entering a prohibited area.
The Uson food waste vacuum system (OWMS) is designed for hygienic collection and treatment of food waste in compliance with IMO Marpol 73/78 Annex V, U.S. Coast Guard and other relevant regulations and standards. The Uson GPS Discharge Control system is an embedded feature in Uson Marine’s Food Waste control system that utilizes the Environmental Navigator’s unique database of rules related to food waste (Annex V, etc.).


(As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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