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U.S. Navy Moves Forward With its Autonomous Vessel Program

2020-07-14- The U.S. Navy has made a significant step forward in its unmanned vessel program, awarding a contract worth up to $300 million to defense contractor L3Harris. . . READ MORE

Wilhelmsen expands 3D printing horizons with start-up F-drones

2020-06-10- Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore-based drone delivery. . . READ MORE
Source: The Digital Ship

Project Funded to Develop and Verify Unmanned Ship Navigation System

2020-06-12- A new project is getting underway in Japan to develop and demonstrate the technology and systems require to enable unmanned ship navigation. As part of the effort, the prototype system. . . READ MORE

Seoul sets aside $132m to commercialise autonomous ship tech

2020-06-17- Asian nations are getting their autonomous shipping research and development plans in place. . . READ MORE
World’s First Live Streamed Statutory and Intermediate Survey

2020-06-16- RINA carried out the world’s first statutory and associated class intermediate surveys with the use of live stream remote technologies. The survey was carried out on the bulk carrier Cielo di Gaspesie. . . READ MORE

GLOBAL: WÄRTSILÄ PROVIDING RADAR SYSTEM FOR MAYFLOWER AUTONOMOUS SHIP

2020-06-16- Wärtsilä has announced that its RS24 radar system will be used by the Mayflower Autonomous Ship that is set to become one of the world’s. . . READ MORE

Source: BUNKERSPOT

Due to COVID-19, NOAA Uses Drones Instead of Ships for Fishery Survey

2020-06-03- Scientists are capitalizing on existing technological capabilities and partnerships to collect fisheries data. This will help fill the information. . . READ MORE

Development of First Fully Autonomous Ship Put on Hold Due Coronavirus

2020-05-12 –Development of the world’s first fully autonomous containership has been put on hold indefinitely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. . . READ MORE

Port Automation Technology Demonstrated by Cosco

2020-05-12 –The successful trial runs of a new automated driverless container truck operating on a 5G platform illustrated yet again the opportunities for port automation. . . READ MORE

Autonomous functions not in line with today’s safety regulations

2020-05-08- The shipping industry is based on a number of safety regulations, ensuring safety at sea with regards to the construction, equipment and seaworthiness of ships to the Flag States. . . READ MORE

ASIA PACIFIC: GAC WORKING WITH F-DRONES FOR DRONE DELIVERIES TO SHIPS

2020-05-04 – GAC has announced that it is working with the Singapore-based start-up F-drones to develop large-scale drones that can deliver up to 100 kilogrammes (kg) of supplies. . . READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT

China tipped to lead autonomous shipping sector by 2025

2020-04-15 –China will be the leader in autonomous shipping by 2025, technology research and innovation consultancy Thetius predicts in a new research report. . . READ MORE

MASS concept: A first step toward autonomous operations in shipping 

2020-04-07- The Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) Concept has a long way to go, beginning from the finalization of its regulatory framework, to the challenges. . . READ MORE

ABS issues autonomous functions applications advisory

2020-04-08- Specifically, the classification’s approach to autonomous development is focused on key principles established in the four preceding ABS publications. . .READ MORE

New program launched for remote pilotage and safer fairway navigation

2020-04-02 –A new program provides blueprints for digitalisation, service innovation and information flows in maritime transport. . . READ MORE

Automation vs autonomy in shipping: Key differences

2020-04-02 –Automation and autonomy play a significant role in the shipping industry, paving the way for a more digitalized future and enabling the industry deal with. . . READ MORE

D’Amico to pilot RINA’s remote vessel inspection technology in response to coronavirus

2020-03-25 –The Liberian Registry (LISCR) has approved the use of RINA’s remote technology for inspections of Liberian-flagged vessels, and Italian owner d’Amico will use the technology. . . READ MORE

Remote surveys on the rise amid COVID-19 outbreak

2020-03-31 –The shipping industry seems to rapidly mobilizing to face the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard. . . READ MORE

World’s First: Abu Dhabi Builds Autonomous Tug – 

2020-03-04 –Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd to develop the world’s. . . READ MORE

Sea Trials Begin for Artificial Intelligence “Captain” – 

2020-03-07 –IBM and marine research organization Promare have announced that a new artificial intelligence captain (AI Captain) will enable the Mayflower autonomous ship to self-navigate across the Atlantic later. . . READ MORE

World’s First: Abu Dhabi Builds Autonomous Tug

2020-03-04 –Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd to develop the world’s. . . READ MORE

Sea Trials Begin for Artificial Intelligence “Captain”

2020-03-07 –IBM and marine research organization Promare have announced that a new artificial intelligence captain (AI Captain) will enable the Mayflower autonomous ship to self-navigate across the Atlantic later. . . READ MORE

Insurers Considerations for Autonomous Ships

2020-02-17- During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Association Limited. . . READ MORE

Ocean Infinity Readies Robot Ship Fleet

2020-02-04- Subsea technology company Ocean Infinity has launched a marine technology and data company, Armada. . . READ MORE

Kongsberg to Test Autonomous Ship Technology

2019-01-21- Norwegian technology firm Kongsberg announced it will install and test autonomous ship technologies on two vessels in Europe’s inland waterways. . . READ MORE

USCG approves remote control system

2019-01-08- USCG and ABS approved Sea Machines Robotics’s SM200 commercial wireless helm for installation aboard a class . . . READ MORE

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