Pilot with sailing drone deployed for depth inspection of ships at IJmuiden’ locks

Pilot with sailing drone deployed for depth inspection of ships at IJmuiden’ locks

The Telemetron, a sailing drone that inspects the depth of marginal ships at the locks of IJmuiden, shows that drones can do more than just fly. The aim of this pilot, a collaboration between Port of Amsterdam, the Dutch …
Jul 15, 2019 /  Curious
APM Terminals uses drones to improve safety and efficiency

APM Terminals uses drones to improve safety and efficiency

At APM Terminals' inland services facilities in San Antonio and Santiago, Chile, safety supervisors previously monitored activities on the ground. Now the latest technology is enabling their work to be done more …
Sep 4, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Antwerp Introduces Fully Automatic Sounding Boat

Port of Antwerp Introduces Fully Automatic Sounding Boat

Port of Antwerp reached a new milestone with the introduction of a fully automatic sounding boat that employs unique technology. The vessel, named the Echodrone, is a prototype that is currently being developed to …
Aug 29, 2018 /  Vessels
AkzoNobel and partners developing drone technology to make marine industry safer

AkzoNobel and partners developing drone technology to make marine industry safer

Safety in the marine industry is set to be improved after AkzoNobel, oil and gas tanker operator Barrier Group and DroneOps joined forces to develop a drone capable of remotely inspecting enclosed spaces and ballast …
Feb 2, 2017 /  Curious
SpaceX Sticks a Rocket Landing at Sea in Historic First (Video)

SpaceX Sticks a Rocket Landing at Sea in Historic First (Video)

In a dramatic feat of engineering prowess, the private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket booster on Friday (Apr 8) — the second such landing for the company, and the first …
Apr 12, 2016 /  Curious
DARPA starts speed testing its submarine-hunting drone ship (Video)

DARPA starts speed testing its submarine-hunting drone ship (Video)

DARPA's 130-foot unmanned ship is almost ready to take on rogue submarines. Its christening isn't slated to take place until April 7th, but it's now in the water near its construction site in Portland, Oregon -- the …
Apr 4, 2016 /  Naval
WATCH: Oil Spill Clean-Up Operations After TS Taipei Grounding Continues

WATCH: Oil Spill Clean-Up Operations After TS Taipei Grounding Continues

It is estimated that the remaining oil and fuel from the severely damaged TS Taipei could be extracted in a week as the weather off Taiwan has improved, the country’s Environmental Protection Department (EPA) …
Mar 29, 2016 /  Vessels
Maersk Tankers Completes Successfully Test of Drone Delivery to Ship at Sea (Video)

Maersk Tankers Completes Successfully Test of Drone Delivery to Ship at Sea (Video)

Drones could cut time and costs for deliveries and inspections across the Maersk Group – but they must be reliable and absolutely safe. Maersk Tankers is testing delivery to vessels on drones that have …
Mar 9, 2016 /  Curious
WATCH: Drone footage of Staten Island's Ship Graveyard

WATCH: Drone footage of Staten Island's Ship Graveyard

These seven minutes of drone footage are taken over an urban marine cemetery—the Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard, in the Arthur Kill waterway between New York's Staten Island and New Jersey. A few decades ago, there …
Feb 25, 2016 /  Curious
Istanbul to deploy drones to watch for ships dumping waste in Bosporus Strait

Istanbul to deploy drones to watch for ships dumping waste in Bosporus Strait

Istanbul's Metropolitan Municipality said on Thursday (feb 4) that the city would deploy surveillance drones starting in March to prevent further pollution of the Bosporus Strait from ships. The municipality's …
Feb 5, 2016 /  Curious