Project Munin: self-managed bulk carriers without crew




Project Munin: self-managed bulk carriers without crew

You would think that ships with remote control – it is the prerogative companies manufacturing toys . But it is not. Soon the seas and oceans will surf ships without crew, guided shore captains with the virtual bridge. And at the same time it will be possible to manage dozens of such ships.

This will not only significantly reduce operational costs, but also improve the efficiency and safety of navigation. Ships without crew on board will be able to resist the pirates, for example, by the enemy’s attack with tear gas, while not causing any harm to the cargo.

According to head of the company’s innovations Rolls-Royce Marine Oscar Levander, propelled ships will cost 10-30 percent less expensive to operate. Full automation of ships systems eliminate the need for treatment and disposal of sewage and garbage. This in turn will lead to lower weight and lower fuel consumption, he said in an interview with the Financial Times.

Research project to create a self-ships called Munin. Gives money to fund the European Commission. According to statistics, three-quarters of maritime incidents is the fault of man, mostly because of crew fatigue. Full automation of shipping will avoid these problems.

It is worth noting that the technology already exists and is used in military, search and rescue operations and survey work on the water. However, for the full automation of navigation is still far. Not least because that requires the resolution of all necessary legal issues. And it can take years.
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