Vard announced that it delivered the world’s first all-electric autonomous container ship, the Yara Birkeland, to its owners Yara International.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration released the first iteration of an automated ship reporting service, marking a milestone for Kongsberg’s SESAME Solution II project. The service is hosted on a test environment in SafeSeaNet Norway.
Maritime UK has launched an updated guidance of the industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Ship Systems, in a bid to address the accelerating pace of change in maritime autonomy.
In today’s smart environment, e-navigation remains a controversial subject of discussion, with some supporting that its aim is to assist operations, while others believe that seafarers may find it difficult to trust an autonomous system.
Yara Birkeland was one of the most eagerly anticipated vessel launches of the year. However, because of the pandemic and unseen complexities, the autonomous vessel is tipped to launch next year.
Oil major Shell joined forces with offshore robotic ship operator Ocean Infinity, signing a joint development agreement, to combine expertise and assets to execute multiclient seep hunter projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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