Thursday, September 30, 2021
Weather

Drone Sails Into Hurricane Sam and Lives to Tell The Tale… Here’s Video to Prove It

Saildrone Inc. and NOAA have released what they claim is the world’s first video footage captured by an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major hurricane barreling across the...

September 30, 2021
Total Views: 11298

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Environment

Sniffer Drone Hunts Ships Breaking Sulphur Limits in Strait of Gibraltar

A sniffer drone has been on the prowl this summer in the busy Strait of Gibraltar in search of ships busting global sulphur emissions regulations. The operation is being carried...

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 2741

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Super Sniffer Drones and Jail: Regulators Get Tough on Shipping

By Jack Wittels and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Teams of drones are about to start policing the skies of some of the world’s busiest shipping ports. Their target? Environmental rule-breakers....

May 21, 2019
Total Views: 16

Monday, April 29, 2019
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Maritime News

UK to Trial Search and Rescue Drones

Authorities in the UK are launching a pilot project to test the use of drones to assist in search and rescue operations. The year-long trial is set to launch later...

April 29, 2019
Total Views: 34

Monday, April 15, 2019
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Maritime News

Sulphur-Sniffing Drone to Sniff Out Polluters in Danish Waters

Authorities in Denmark have deployed a large sulphur-sniffing drone to literally sniff out ships breaking EU rules governing the sulphur content of marine fuel. The drone is being used by...

April 15, 2019
Total Views: 37

Friday, March 15, 2019
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Maritime News

Wilhelmsen Launches Shore-to-Ship Drone Delivery Pilot Project in Singapore

Wilhelmsen Ships Service and global aeronautics company Airbus this week launched a pilot project testing the world’s first shore-to-ship drone delivery in real-time conditions at the port of Singapore. Lifting...

March 15, 2019
Total Views: 90

Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Maritime News

Test of Class Survey Using Drones Demonstrated in Japan

Japanese shipping line Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has participated in a demonstration test of ship class survey using aerial drones to inspect an MOL-operated coal carrier in service. The survey was...

December 20, 2018
Total Views: 42

Friday, August 10, 2018
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Maritime News

Wilhelmsen Wins Singapore Funding to Test Shore-to-Ship Drone Delivery

Norway-based maritime services company Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been selected to help develop the future Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulatory framework for Singapore and will receive dedicated funding for their...

August 10, 2018
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
shore-to-ship drone delivery
News

Wilhelmsen to Trial Shore-to-Ship Drone Delivery in Singapore

Global ships agency Wilhelmsen is teaming up to aeronautics company Airbus to bring shore-to-ship drone delivery to Port of Singapore. The new service, called Agency by Air, is set to...

June 5, 2018
Total Views: 5

Monday, June 4, 2018
Maritime News

Robot Boats Propel One of China’s Hottest Startups

By Blake Schmidt (Bloomberg) — In the vast, freezing Ross Sea, China’s “Snow Dragon” icebreaker needed to find a safe anchorage before it could begin its mission to set up...

June 4, 2018
Total Views: 28

Thursday, May 3, 2018
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News

In U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Robots and Drones Take on Dangerous Offshore Oil and Gas Work

By Liz Hampton HOUSTON, May 3 (Reuters) – At BP’s massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a dog-sized robot called Maggie uses magnetic tracks to...

May 3, 2018
Total Views: 33

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Maritime News

WATCH: Drone Video Shows a Busy Remontowa Shipyard

Here is some drone footage showing an extremely-busy Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, one of the busiest shipyards in Europe specializing in repairs, conversions and modernizations of ships and offshore vessels....

February 15, 2018
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Blog

Sailors Die At Sea While USCG Drone Program Remains Hard Aground

The US Coast Guards long promise to deploy search and rescue (SAR) drones to rescue mariners has been aground for two decades. Will this wreck ever be salvaged? by Captain...

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 47

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Maritime News

WATCH: Aerial Drone Used to Save Two Swimmers’ Lives in Australia

Lifeguards in Australia are being credited with saving two swimmers’ lives using a relatively new life-saving drone in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind rescue. The rescue in question...

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 16

Friday, November 17, 2017
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News

Singapore Wants to Start Using Aerial Drones for Remote Ship Inspections

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has unveiled plans to leverage aerial drones for carrying out ship inspections beginning as soon as early next year. The announcement was one...

November 17, 2017
Total Views: 38

Friday, May 19, 2017
Maritime News

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Launches Drone Delivery Pilot Project

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced plans to launch a large scale pilot program exploring use of drones to deliver vital supplies to ships in harbors and ports around the world.  WSS...

May 19, 2017
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
News

Drones Take Eni’s Oil Rig Inspections Airborne

By Joe Easton (Bloomberg) — A British drone operator has won a contract to inspect rigs operated by one of the world’s largest oil producers. Sky Futures Ltd. will deploy...

February 14, 2017
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Interesting

Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs as Roughnecks Become Expendable

By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — The robot on an oil drillship in the Gulf of Mexico made it easier for Mark Rodgers to do his job stringing together heavy, dirty pipes....

January 24, 2017
Total Views: 43

Friday, January 13, 2017
News

Watch: Over 100 Micro-Drones Swarm in Formation

The Pentagon has carried out what it is calling one of its most significant tests of autonomous systems under development by the Department of Defense with the demonstration of the world’s...

January 13, 2017
Total Views: 46

Friday, October 21, 2016
Maritime News

Denmark Planning for Future With Autonomous Ships

The Danish Maritime Authority is preparing for a future that includes autonomous ships by launching a pre-study on the matter. The Authority says that unmanned ships becoming a reality is...

October 21, 2016
Total Views: 42