A new ABS Guide for Autonomous and Remote-Control Functions sets out a goal-based framework for the implementation of these technologies on vessels and offshore units and introduces two new notations.
One Sea has released a new white paper focusing on the relationship between ship safety and autonomous technology.
Mitsui O.S.K. Line. (MOL) and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL) have successfully used a made-in-Japan flying drone to inspect the hold of a MOL-operated coal carrier.
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics and New Zealand-based HamiltonJet have signed an agreement to develop a new pilot-assist product that utilises computer vision and autonomous command and control technologies to move waterjet vessels.
F-drones, a Singapore-based start-up developing large scale autonomous drones for maritime logistics, has announced its success in raising its seed capital. The round was led by ship manager Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS).
Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled the next generation of its advanced HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
F-drones has successfully completed the first commercial night drone delivery. The drone sent a 3D printed critical part weighing 3 kilograms over 5 kilometers within 7 minutes to Berge Sarstein, owned by Berge Bulk.
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has partnered with shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats to supply the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)’s Research and Development Centre (RDC) with a new Sharktech 29 Defiant vessel to test and evaluate the capabilities of available autonomous vessel technology.
Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage its operations at sea.
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