Sea-trials proposal for unmanned marine craft

Developing offshore technologies to test prototype vehicles The importance of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to navies and global maritime industries, including companies involved in offshore oil exploration and production, has become evident in recent years. With continuous advancements in UUV technologies, remotely-controlled and autonomous subsea vessels are now proving their capabilities and demonstrating their potential…

Are Unmanned Vessels the Future for the Ocean?

The time is now ripe for a fundamental change in shipping,” says Oskar Levander. From his base at the Norwegian seaport city of Alesund, the vice president for the marine technical wing of British manufacturer Rolls-Royce is talking about the future of the $450 billion global shipping industry. And in his view, the future is…