Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to iXblue for its unmanned surface vessel (USV) named DriX.
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has completed a regulatory scoping exercise to analyse relevant ship safety treaties, in order to assess how Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) could be regulated.
Kongsberg Maritime will supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels.
In order to maintain safety in the complex port environment, the Port of Antwerp is deploying an autonomous drone for the first time.
tpgroup’s patent pending autonomous navigation system, Northstar, has completed its sea trials programme, demonstrating that it can safely navigate unmanned vessels in real-time and in a real-life environment - without human intervention.
The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has approved a set of technical solutions to enable remote and automatic navigation (a-Nav) on ships under the RS regulation, most of which are registered under the Russian flag.
On December 7, in Moscow, the memorandum on intention to equip the series of 10 cargo-passenger ships with autonomous navigation (a-Navigation) systems was signed between the Sakhalin shipping company Morspetsservice and the developer of autonomous navigation systems Kronshtadt Technologies. A similar MOI was also signed on December 8 in St. Petersburg between the shipping company SeaEnergy and Kronshtadt Technologies to equip 10 more general cargo vessels.
BMT has won the first ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme challenge, which will see the consultancy firm collaborate with the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to develop an alpha product for the autonomous shipping sector.
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