An autonomous ship model has been successfully tested in Aker Arctic’s ice model test laboratory in Helsinki, Finland.
All vessels, regardless of whether they are autonomous or not, should comply with the COLREGs, said Captain Ghulam Hussain FNI, head of The Nautical Institute’s delegation to the IMO as the debate into MASS started in earnest at the IMO.
Hull to Hull (H2H), an EU-funded research project is in its Concept Definition phase and will move on to the Technology Adaption and Integrations WP03 this summer.
IMO has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments.
Rolls-Royce and AXA Corporate Solutions have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore ways in which they can combine their respective products, to bring a new offering to the marine market.
Wilhelmsen and KONGSBERG are joining forces to take the next step in autonomous shipping by offering a complete value chain for autonomous ships, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.
Rolls-Royce has completed the £1.3 million MAXCMAS (MAchine eXecutable Collision regulations for Marine Autonomous Systems) research project, demonstrating that the operation of autonomous vessels can meet, if not exceed, current collision avoidance (COLREG) rules.
Rolls-Royce has opened a research facility in Turku, Finland, to develop the technologies Rolls-Royce and its partners require to shape the future of an increasingly more autonomous global shipping industry.
Gard’s creation in 1907 was a rejection of ’new‘ technology as the association was formed by shipowners who rejected steamships and wanted a Club dedicated only to sailing ships.
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship project (MAS) is an innovative new venture to design, build and sail the world’s first fully autonomous vessel across the Atlantic Ocean.