Cleaning a ship’s hull represents both a logistical challenge and high monetary cost, yet a failure to carry this out has consequences on the smooth passage of the ship as well as the risk of overlooking maintenance issues.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority will start a pilot on regulations and traffic control in the so-called ‘very low-level airspace’ to ensure that increased drone traffic over the Rotterdam port area is coordinated properly.
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) formally commences a new project, FUgitive Methane Emissions from Ships (FUMES), in collaboration with Danish-based Explicit ApS and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
Last week, a section of the quay at the Yangtze Canal was transformed into a drone port to demonstrate a long-range drone from the Dutch company Avy.
Saildrone Inc. and the NOAA have released the first video footage gathered by an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major hurricane barreling across the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
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.
Sea Shepherd crew faces second drone shooting while protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in Mexico.