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 shore-to-ship drone delivery project. Wilhelmsen Ships Service is one of only four companies to have received the funding following a Call-For-Proposal … [Read more...]

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 launch at Singapore port’s Marina South Pier in the third quarter of 2018, where Wilhelmsen Ships Service and Airbus will be piloting the delivery of spare parts, documents, water test kits and … [Read more...]

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 China’s fifth Antarctic research station. The solution was to deploy one of Zhang Yunfei’s freezer-tested boat drones to map the ocean floor. For Zhang, it was the latest in a string of government … [Read more...]

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. According to the website PortalMorski.pl, which shot the video just a few days ago, the footage actually shows a record seven car and passenger … [Read more...]

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 John Konrad (gCaptain) Each and every day, somewhere in the world, a drone is assisting in search and rescue operations. These little units have become so ubiquitous and useful that even small groups of … [Read more...]