Wilhelmsen Ships Service reports that it has been selected to join a Singaporean government project to develop the future Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulatory framework for the city-state, and will receive dedicated funding for its proposed shore-to-ship delivery system as part of the programme.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has partnered with Airbus to provide drone delivery of ship supplies at one of the world’s busiest ports.
Martek Marine reports that it has developed a new system to defend against potential attacks on maritime targets by drones, named D-FENCE.
RIMS and Dutch Drone Company (DDC) have agreed a new partnership which will allow RIMS to bring an improved package of drone services to the maritime market in the Netherlands, in specific areas of vessel inspections.
ClassNK has released its new Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, covering the applicable range and procedures which should be applied in the use of drones during these activities, as well as technical considerations for safe operation and requirements for drone service suppliers.
Martek Marine has launched its new Shipboard Unmanned Inspection of Tanks Solution (SUITS), a system combining enclosed space drone technology and VR software which can be used to remotely conduct tank inspections.
The Korean Register (KR) has begun conducting inspection services using drones, following the completion of a collaboration and research project conducted with the University of Gyeongnam Geochang.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expanded its range of digital services for ships visiting the port, as the organisation reaffirmed its commitment to keeping Singapore at the forefront of technological innovation in the maritime sector.
Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP) to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces for use in ship surveys.
RIMS BV (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) has been named as an approved service supplier by Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore, which will allow RIMS drones to be used during surveys of the hull structure of ships and mobile offshore units classed with BV.
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