Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (update) – UK Code of Practice

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry Code of Practice for autonomous vessels. The UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) published the first code of practice to global industry-wide acclaim in November 2017. Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, and others as…

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UK issues Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The development of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) has continued at a very significant pace over the last few years with more vessels entering operation all the time. They come in a variety of sizes and have a very diverse set of operational capabilities which all place their own unique demands on those who…

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Rolls-Royce demonstrates world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel

Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzer´s tugs, the 28m long Svitzer Hermod, safely conducted a number of remotely controlled manoeuvres. From the quay side in Copenhagen harbour the vessel’s captain, stationed at the vessel’s remote…

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Innovative technology: A pre-analysis on autonomous ships

This report is a pre-investigation, the purpose of which is to describe the potentials of autonomous ships, on the basis of international activities of direct relevance to the investigation. It briefly summarises how to define various levels of autonomy. From the lowest level with completely manual operation, where the navigating officer gets his information from…

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Innovative technology: Autonomous (unmanned) ship concepts

As part of a series looking into future trends and developments in shipping, Norwegian Hull Club has been identifying some new and interesting developments with automation and autonomous concept vessels. This first insight provides a round up of the current state of development and raises some questions on possible impacts such developments may have. The…

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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…

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