A small autonomous vessel launched by a Norwegian company called Offshore Sensing has crossed the Atlantic, sailing from Newfoundland in Canada to north Ireland.
It is claimed that this is the first Atlantic crossing made by an autonomous vessel.
Offshore Sensing says the vessel, called Sailbuoy Met, was designed and “field proven” to stay at sea for months.
It navigates the oceans autonomously – transmitting back data at regular intervals. [Read more…] about Sailbuoy becomes the ‘first’ autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic