Japanese shipping Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is studying autonomous collision avoidance technology in Tokyo Bay. The goal of the study will be to develop an advanced navigation support system that paves the way for autonomous collision avoidance using rule-based artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. "This will enable systems to estimate several Obstacle Zones by … [Read more...]
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by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE - SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company's latest investor report where the company announced that net income rose $1.87B, profit margins rose to an astonishing 34.92%, and a possible deal with TESLA motors is underway. The question is why? One paragraph buried on page 16 of the … [Read more...]
One of the world's first fully autonomous vessels has been launched and is ready to traverse the world's oceans in order to gather vital data to help scientific research on critical issues impacting the marine environment. Technology giant IMB announced the launching of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship on Wednesday. The vessel was developed along with the ocean research … [Read more...]
The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts to study adding large unmanned vessels to its fleet. The firm-fixed price contracts, totaling nearly $42 million, were awarded to six companies including Huntington Ingalls, Lockheed Martin, Bollinger Shipyards Lockport, Marinette Marine Corp.; Gibbs & Cox; and Austal USA following an open competition. Each contract includes an … [Read more...]
The Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator, or BEN isa 13-foot diesel-powered unmanned surface vehicle that has an endurance of over 16 hours and is equipped with hydrographic survey equipment. Here, BEN is shown underway from NOAA Ship Fairweather off Point Hope, Alaska, July, 2018. Image via NOAA While the maritime world struggles with COVID-19, … [Read more...]