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Untethered Vehicle Tech Continues to Advance Autonomy

Apr 14, 2020

Social distancing is a new fact of life for most, but not long-ago technical conferences brought experts together. In early February, Underwater Intervention provided a series of presentations on developments in untethered vehicles. A powerful trend was the increasing level of “autonomy” found in the sector. While not all the presentations addressed this theme, several helped clarify the many ways this “buzzword” is advancing the capabilities of untethered marine vehicles…

Driverless Trucks to Dominate UK Ferry Traffic

Jan 29, 2020

Driver-less heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be to ship freight between the UK and continental Europe in the future, according to a new white paper published by the British Ports Association (BPA) and the specialist freight transport consultancy MDS Transmodal…

China Launches Unmanned Ship Design Center

Oct 08, 2019

China has built its first research and development test base for autonomous ships in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai next to Macao, state-owned newspaper Economic Daily reported.The test base named Xiangshan Marine Scientific & Technological Port is located in Zhuhai…

ROVs to Investigate Lost Shipping Containers

Nov 13, 2018

Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) will be deployed to investigate containers lost from a cargo ship in heavy seas off Australia.The YM Efficiency, operated by Taiwan shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, was sailing…

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc Launches Network for Drone Demonstration

Oct 19, 2018

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc launched the European network for drone demonstration projects. The network will become a forum to share knowledge on how to keep drone operations safe, secure and green.According to press release, it will…

HullWiper Secures Business at New Australian Base

Aug 29, 2018

HullWiper Ltd’s underwater hull cleaning technology is marking a successful first month of operations at the Port of Townsville, Australia, with initial contracts already secured following its July 2018 launch. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated…

Singapore, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Pact for Maritime Drone

Aug 08, 2018

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been selected to help develop the future Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulatory framework for Singapore and will receive dedicated funding for their shore-to-ship delivery project.Wilhelmsen Ships Service is one of only four companies to have received the funding…

Special Delivery: Aerial Drones Deliver Shore-to-ship

Jun 05, 2018

Wilhelmsen Ships Service lifts off with Airbus, bringing drone delivery to one of the world’s busiest portsPairing Wilhelmsen’s ships agency expertise and safety standards with Airbus’ expertise in aeronautical vertical lift solutions, the Agency…

Partners Eye Autonomous Vessel Technology for UK Ports

Apr 12, 2018

Peel Ports Group and ASV Global (ASV) have launched a partnership which will develop the use of autonomous vessel technology for U.K. port operations.The partnership kick-started with a visit from ASV’s team to the Port of Liverpool, to demonstrate the C-Cat-3…

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

Feb 28, 2018

Bibby Offshore has completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea. The project, completed in December 2017, utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Topaz to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance operations in the Rhum gas field…

UK Ship Register Signs its First Unmanned Vessel

Nov 14, 2017

The UK Ship Register has signed its first ever unmanned vessel to the flag, showing how it is adapting to the changes of the maritime industry.  ASV’s C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring…

Denmark Zooms in on Developments in Autonomous Shipping

Nov 14, 2017

A conference on autonomous ships hosted by the Danish Maritime Authority zooms in on the potential for using new technology on board ships. Before long, the Danish Maritime Authority can take the next step in its efforts to create a sound…

Crowley’s Busch Joins Sea Machines’ Board

Aug 14, 2017

Todd Busch, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Technical Services, at Crowley Maritime, has joined Sea Machines Robotics’ board of directors. The Boston-based Sea Machines is building autonomous control technology for commercial vessels…

Fleet Cleaner Goes to Work

Jul 12, 2017

Fleet Cleaner robot cleans several 350m+ containerships in Dutch ports After recently launching its ship hull cleaning installation in all Dutch ports, Fleet Cleaner has cleaned various container vessels measuring more than 350 meters long…

IMCA Plans Spring Seminar and Workout Program

Jan 30, 2017

During 2016 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced it had changed its seminar strategy, replacing the traditional large annual event with a series of highly focused technical seminars. These proved very successful…

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