Japanese transport company sets a world record in autonomous sailing

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines completed a successful sea trial of autonomous sailing in frames of Nippon Foundation’s MEGURI2040 unmanned ship project, using a large commercial coastal car ferry. The voyage took a route from the Tomakomai Port, Hokkaido Prefecture to the Oarai Port, Ibaraki Prefecture. This test covered a commercial route of the ferry Sunflower Shiretoko, 750 km, becoming the world’s longest distance for autonomous sailing and a world record. It is expected autonomous sailing can be possible on any ship if necessary equipment is installed.  Read more

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