VIDEO: Drone technology tested for safer tug operations

DECEMBER 23, 2017—Dutch towing company Kotug has never been shy about developing and applying new technology to its operations. The family-owned business, which stretches back to 1911, has developed the Rotortug—a tug

VIDEO: ABS certifies Cyberhawk for cargo tank drone inspections

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 — Livingston, U.K., headquartered Cyberhawk Innovations, a specialist in using drones — more formally unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — for inspection and survey has been certified as an External

DNV GL carries out first offshore drone survey

AUGUST 14, 2017 — DNV GL surveyors have carried out the classification society’s first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea. The 25,383 GT tender support

Wilhelmsen Ships Service plans drone deliveries

MAY 19, 2017 — Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) says it will soon be delivering its agency essentials to ships via drone. “Whether it is deliveries of critical documents or vital medical supplies,

Drone helps cutter make major drug seizures

MAY 9, 2017 — When the USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) left its home port in Alameda, CA, earlier this year, it became the first U.S. Coast Guard cutter to deploy fully equipped with

Martek Marine to play major role in EMSA drone project

MARCH 17, 2017 — Rotherham, U.K., headquartered Martek Marine is to play a key role in one of the world’s maritime drone projects. The company has been awarded a two year contract

China returns U.S. drone

DECEMBER 20, 2016 —A statement posted on China’s Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday that China has “handed over the U.S. underwater drone it captured in its waters to the United States,”

Danish Maritime Authority uses drone to inspect lighthouse

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 — The Danish Maritime Authority now has its first certified drone pilot and plans to now use a drone as a supplementary means of inspecting its lighthouses. The authority

Releases drone in Suez Canal, gets detained

JUNE 15, 2016 — The Gard P&I Club reports that a vessel entered with the club was recently detained following the launch of a drone to photograph the vessel proceeding through the

Maersk Group tests drone for at sea delivery

MARCH 11, 2016—The Maersk Group envisions that one day it will be able to use drones for vessel inspections, firefighting, surveillance for navigation and anti-piracy operations, and to deliver vital goods to