• Posts Tagged ‘Autonomous vessels’

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    Superyachts featuring more and more autonomous functions is a hot topic at this year’s METS, but challenges remain.   Are superyachts plotting a course toward full autonomy? Kongsberg Maritime sales manager Roger Trinterud doesn’t think so. “Generally, I think it’s fair to say that people want to be served by people. In...

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    A partnership between Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara International and marine technology leader Kongsberg Maritime is developing the container feeder vessel Yara Birkeland, the world’s first autonomous, zero-emissions battery-powered container ship.   Yara Birkeland’s batteries will be charged with clean Norwegian...

    Norway-based Kongsberg Maritime, the UK’s Automated Ships and French marine services specialist Bourbon have combined forces to pioneer Hrönn, the first autonomous offshore support vessel (OSV). NauticExpo e-magazine met with Peter Due, Kongsberg’s strategic projects manager.   NE e-mag: Could you tell us more about...

    Finnish marine tech heavyweight Wärtsilä successfully tested a long-range remote control system on a platform supply vessel in August. Using a standard satellite link, operators at the firm’s San Diego, California center sent maneuvering instructions to the dynamic positioning (DP) system of a Gulfmark Offshore ship...

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    An international consortium has announced the launch later this year of a prototype autonomous offshore support vessel, a world first. France’s BOURBON marine services company, UK-based Automated Ships (ASL) and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime are working on the Hrönn, a light-duty utility vessel for offshore energy,...

    In collaboration with Finnish universities and global maritime companies, Rolls-Royce Marine has completed phase I of its Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative to make autonomous shipping a reality. We talked to Rolls-Royce vice president of innovation–marine, Oskar Levander.   NauticExpo e-mag: Does...

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    The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship takes high-tech to the high seas. In 2020, it will be the first full-sized craft to cross the Atlantic without a single person aboard.   It was in late 1620 that the converted Dutch cargo ship Mayflower made its famous ocean crossing, carrying 102 pilgrims and a crew of about 30...

    The C-Worker 7 is a robust multi-function unmanned surface vehicle (USV) suitable for a variety of offshore and coastal tasks. For example, it can carry out subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring without maintaining a ship on station, according to the website of manufacturer ASV Global. With a...

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    With a growing number of key shipboard systems now becoming digitized and interconnected, cybersecurity is an increasingly important part of maritime risk management.   To date, the number of recorded maritime cyberattacks has been minimal. But as the commercial shipping industry moves into the autonomous era, the risk...