Samsung Heavy Industries bets on AWS as it builds out its autonomous ship platform

ZDNet

This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, explores ways IoT is improving operations and delivering business value to enterprises around the world. Samsung Heavy Industries, which is developing an autonomous shipping platform, named Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud vendor. The autonomous shipping platform is a system designed to enable self-piloting of container ships, LNG carriers and floating production systems. Specifically, Samsung Heavy Industries will use AWS for machine learning, augmented reality, analytics and databases as well as compute and storage. Also: What is deep learning?


Rolls Royce reveals remote controlled 'roboship' with augmented reality central control deck hundreds of miles away could take to the sea in 2020

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It is the future of shipping - and there's not a single sailor on board. Rolls Royce has revealed planed for fleets of'drone ships' to ferry carry around the world - all controlled from a central'holodeck'. It believes an entirely unmanned ship could take to the seas by 2020. Rolls Royce said it has already begun testing the technology needed to make the ships a reality, and expected them to take to the sea by the end of the decade. Cameras would beam 360-degree views from the drone ship back to operators based in a virtual bridge.


Iranian supertanker US tried to seize moves toward unknown destination

FOX News

Iran officials are pointing the finger at the U.S. and its allies for creating a'matchbox' in the Persian Gulf. Amid a growing confrontation between Iran and the West a year after President Trump pulled Washington out of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, an Iranian supertanker the U.S. has suspected to be tied to a sanctioned organization has lifted its anchor and started moving away from Gibraltar, marine traffic monitoring data showed late Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel-tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, moving shortly before midnight. The tanker slowly moved southeast toward a narrow stretch of international waters separating Morocco and the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. The vessel hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil had been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria.


Iranian tanker sought by U.S. steams off to unknown destination

The Japan Times

GIBRALTAR – An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization has lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar, marine traffic monitoring data showed late Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as the Grace 1, moving shortly before midnight. The tanker slowly steered southeast toward a narrow stretch of international waters separating Morocco and the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. The vessel had been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria. Gibraltar authorities rejected an 11th-hour attempt by the United States to reseize the oil tanker on Sunday, arguing that EU regulations are less strict than U.S. sanctions on Iran.


Iran oil terminal offers Japan priority deals as a 'thank you' for support

The Japan Times

KHARG, IRAN – The Persian Gulf's biggest oil terminal, located on Iran's Kharg Island, is appealing for greater Japanese trade. Officials say they plan to reward Japan for its support during the years of sanctions with priority in deals and investment. Only 1½ hours by air from Tehran, huge oil tankers swing into view as they lie anchored off the coast. Some vessels are waiting for a berth, while others are transferring petrochemical products from ship to ship. When petrochemical storage tanks on Kharg Island are full, Iran stores the products in tankers.