An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) around the Hawaiian Islands.
Among these, drones, are seen becoming a regular tool of use in the maritime industry as plays an important role in ship safety and optimises maintenance operations.
Estimated to grow from USD 4 billion to USD 40 billion in the next five years, the global commercial drone market has skyrocketed in recent years and shows no signs of abating.
The Telemetron, a sailing drone that inspects the depth of marginal ships at the locks of IJmuiden, shows that drones can do more than just fly.
In the coming months, a large drone will check emissions from ships in Danish waters to make sure they comply with the sulphur limit.
Silver Whisper is a cruise ship that entered service in 2000 and is operated by Silversea Cruises.
RIMS have joined forces with DDC to create a new partnership which will allow RIMS to offer the market an enhanced package of drone services for both indoor and outdoor drone flights in the Netherlands.
Commercial shipping is waking up to the growing threat that drones pose to the safety & security of vessels. Recent years have seen a massive advance in drone endurance, range and payload capacity whilst the price has also plummeted.
Iranian drones have become increasingly active in the Persian Gulf and other critical waterways around the Middle East, regularly conducting surveillance flights close to U.S. warships.