Future of ships

#1075

Not sure I’d want to be around an eleven kilovolt extension cord, especially near salt water.

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#1076

One more in an endless number of articles about future autonomous ships:

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#1077

Meh. What about just looking out the window? iPads and 360 degree cameras with microphones that can triangulate a targets position with algorithms sounds nice until it doesn’t work and your now trained to go to the iPad for all of your information. Ask the navies of the world how all that technological wizardry is working out for them.

Sounds like more alarms going off in the wheelhouse to alert you to things you’ve been tracking for thirty minutes already. No thanks

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#1078

Rotterdam is getting ready for autonomous ships:

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#1079

Those Extra Large Autonomous Submarines I spoke of ?

Boeing has just received a 43 Million Dollar Contract to begin building them for the USN. They will be utility vessels and I’m waiting for follow up stories to see if they will be freight carrying.

XLUUV To be built for USN by Boeing

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#1080

Brunvoll to deliver propulsion packet for the Yara Birkeland:

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#1081

Identifying the risks and how to cover them is an important step towards the first autonomous operation of ships on the high seas.
The P&I Club Guard is in the forefront of developing such coverage:
http://www.gard.no/web/updates/content/27188643/maritime-autonomous-surface-ships-identifying-and-covering-the-risks

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#1082

Another “leader in autonomy for ships” is getting in the race:

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