Plain Sailing for Remote Controlled Unmanned Vessel

The Mariner USV is controlled from shore, from ships or offshore installations.

Cavotec Micro-control and unmanned surface vehicle (USV) manufacturer, Maritime Robotics, successfully held a demonstration of a radio remote controlled (RRC) unmanned vessel – Mariner USV – off the coast of Trondheim, Norway, earlier this week.

Cavotec RRCs enable the Mariner USV to be controlled from shore, from ships or from offshore installations. For more images of the Mariner USV in operation, please visit the Maritime Robotics home page. And for a video courtesy of Maritime Robotics, click on the image below.


The technology is primarily intended to make inspections in hazardous areas at sea, although there are many additional applications for the ports and maritime and offshore industries.

This is the latest in a series of projects Cavotec and Maritime Robotics have worked on together. While Maritime Robotics focusses primarily on USVs, Cavotec Micro-control develops industrial RRC units for the offshore, maritime, mining, process and construction sectors.

To get an idea of the variety of our RRC applications, have a look at our post about Cavotec Micro-control’s recent product exhibition, or here for another maritime application, and here for details of how Cavotec RRCs are helping munitions disposal.