GREENORE, Ireland – XOCEAN has completed what it claims is the first uncrewed vessel survey in Irish waters.
Last week the company launched an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) off the Co. Louth coast to undertake an environmental survey of the seabed in collaboration with Dundalk Institute of Technology.
The uncrewed vessel is around the size of an average car (4.5 m/15 ft) and half its weight (750 kg/1,653 lb) and emits just one thousandth of the carbon typically produced by traditional offshore survey vessels, the company claimed.
XOCEAN said it is pioneering uncrewed marine technology and to-date has delivered over 100 projects globally.
James Ives, CEO of XOCEAN, said: “Our USV platform has demonstrated itself to be a safe, reliable, and low carbon solution for the collection of ocean data.”