autonomous ships

USCG tests unmanned ships off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, in cooperation with local Coast Guard units, will be carrying out test and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles off the south shore of Oahu from October 7 through November 5.

World’s first robot vessels to feature hybrid power

The world’s first commercial autonomous fleet to be launched by Ocean Infinity will feature hybrid-electric propulsion and power plant system, consisting of a combination of batteries and diesel-generators. 

USCG to test autonomous vessel for its missions

The US Coast Guard is set to acquire a new autonomous vessel for testing and evaluating the capabilities of available autonomous vessel technology, as part of its regulatory changes for the development of autonomous maritime systems.

New marine innovation programme to support development of Blue Economy

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched a new innovation programme to help start-ups and innovators develop solutions for safe, secure and thriving oceans. One of the challenges seeks to identify how navigational data can be used to support the safe navigation of Marine Autonomous Surface Ships. 

Watch: First tugboat sailing autonomously the most optimal route

Maritime service provider KOTUG International, ship design company Rotortug, and tech start-up Captain AI demonstrated Monday the first boat in the world that sails the most optimal route without human intervention, marking a milestone on the way towards fully autonomous sailing.

Norwegian partners to develop autonomous zero emission Ro-Ro vessels

Norwegian Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly -a joint venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen- have signed with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea. The fully electric ships will replace 2 million km of truck transport, saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.

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