Oceanalpha Develops Commercial Shipping USV

Oceanalpha has announced that, in conjunction with China Classification Society (CCS), Zhuhai Municipal Government and Wuhan University of Technology, it has launched a project to develop a small unmanned surface vessel (USV) for commercial shipping purposes, named Cloudborne.

Cloudborne will be a 500-ton vessel with a hull length of 50 meters, and the use of electric propulsion will give it a range of 500 nautical miles. Oceanalpha expects to launch by the end of 2018. Oceanalpha hopes that the new technology will lower the number of human-error incidents at sea, reduce labor costs and...


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