Focus on Unmanned Craft

Focus on Unmanned Craft

Photo: NOAA

This month’s focus on unmanned craft includes reviews of both remotely operated vessels and those capable of autonomous operations. USVs include those for long-range survey and research missions while new ROVs will support exploration and offshore maintenance activities.

Unmanned Surface Vehicles • Unmanned Underwater Vehicles • Remotely Operated Vehicles

One autonomous craft featured is a new vessel currently undergoing trials prior to fully entering operational use with the Royal Australian Navy. This craft utilises a proven design that has already undergone rigorous testing in the United States, and the Australian military is now studying its other possible applications.

Vessel Reviews:

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | Sailing towards the self-wrecking ship [Grey Power]

– “Amid all this digital progress, the promoters invariably live in a perfect world of unreality, where voyages progress smoothly and nothing ever goes wrong.”

– by Michael Grey, regular Baird Maritime contributor and former long-term editor of Lloyd’s List

Call for content!

Any news or views about the unmanned vessel industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and June 24), so we can add it to this current edition of Unmanned Craft Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the unmanned vessel sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, research organisations, etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the unmanned vessel world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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