First ever unmanned ship for offshore sailing to be built in Norway

Hrönn will be remotely controlled, removing humans from potential dangers at sea. Hrönn will be designed for hydrographic surveying, open-water fish farm support, and cargo transport to offshore installations.

    2016/11/07

NSFW    OMASTRAND, NORWAY — A Norwegian shipyard is planning to build the world’s first autonomous ship for commercial use, Hrönn.


As an unmanned vessel, Hrönn will be remotely controlled, keeping humans away from potential dangers at sea. Hrönn could be sent out on a variety of different missions, such as hydrographic surveying and open-water fish farm support.


The ship will also be used to transport light intermodal cargo, and make deliveries to offshore installations. When acting as a standby vessel, Hrönn will be able to provide firefighting support to offshore platforms when needed.


Construction of Hrönn is scheduled to begin in January 2017. It will then be put through sea trials, with plans to be available for field operations in 2018.
The unmanned ship, Hronn, will also be used to transport light intermodal cargo, and make deliveries to offshore installations. AUTOMATED SHIPS LTD.
The unmanned ship, Hronn, will also be used to transport light intermodal cargo, and make deliveries to offshore installations. AUTOMATED SHIPS LTD.
Construction of Hronn is scheduled to begin in January 2017. Once constructed, it will be put through sea trials, with plans to be available for field operations in 2018. AUTOMATED SHIPS LTD.
Construction of Hronn is scheduled to begin in January 2017. Once constructed, it will be put through sea trials, with plans to be available for field operations in 2018. AUTOMATED SHIPS LTD.
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