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2 Meter-Long Unmanned Boat Crosses Atlantic

2 Meter-Long Unmanned Boat Crosses Atlantic

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 12:31 PM Current | Bio | Archive

It took two and a half months, but on August 26 a 2-meter-long unmanned boat successfully crossed the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland. More than 20 previous attempts by various companies had failed.

The slightly under 8-feet-long SB Met was built by the Norwegian company Offshore Sensing AS. It was guided and given course corrections remotely.

According to ABC News, this milestone "shows the technology for unmanned boats is robust enough to carry out extended missions that can dramatically cut costs for ocean research, border security, and surveillance in rough or remote waters."

"The North Atlantic is one of the toughest areas to cross," said David Peddie, CEO of Offshore Sensing, adding that the successful voyage "really proves that it's a long endurance vehicle for pretty much any condition the sea can throw at you."

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