With autonomous vessels, particularly tugs, being a common topic of debate and discussion recently, we decided to approach tug design leader Robert Allan Ltd (RAL), which already has a number of autonomous projects underway, to get the company’s thoughts on the technology, and in particular what RAL is working on. Vince ..
US-based Sea Machines, an autonomous technology company that specialises in control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels, recently performed a successful test of its technology onboard a pollution control demonstration vessel in Portland Harbor. Baird Maritime caught up with Sea Machines’ ..
There was a time, not so very long ago, that most fishing boats in the 20-metre range were built of wood. In British Columbia the planking on a boat that size was most often tight-grained, old growth, edge-grain fir. In Thailand it was old-growth golden Takien, again edge grained. Other countries used pine or teak. It was ..
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division cut the first steel for the future US Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC) Calhoun on Tuesday, November 12. The tenth Legend-class NSC will honour the late Charles L. Calhoun, who was the first person to hold the rank of Master Chief Petty ..
Metal Shark Boats has been awarded a contract to build a new response boat for Canaveral Fire Rescue in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The new Canaveral boat will be a 21- by six-metre welded aluminium monohull pilothouse vessel equipped with a positive-pressure chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield ..
I was disheartened to read that ABB recently signed a deal with Keppel Marine in Singapore to jointly develop technology for autonomous vessels and retrofit it on a 32-metre harbour tug, thus, “enabling autonomous vessel operations in the Port of Singapore by the end of 2020.” Once operational, it is expected to be the ..
Swedish boatbuilder Marell has launched a new 15-metre patrol boat demonstrator craft designed as a reference model for a high-speed interceptor with speeds of up to 70 ..
With autonomous vessels, particularly tugs, being a common topic of debate and discussion recently, we decided to approach tug design leader Robert Allan Ltd (RAL), which ..