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According to Marine Link, the top story coming out of 2018 is the rapid development and adoption of autonomous vessel technology. Marine Link writes:

Autonomous Vessels: Ready or Not, Here They Come
Futuristic, remote-controlled autonomous marine vehicles aren’t coming. They are here. As the pace of change quickens, autonomous vessels are already providing service and value on the water. Out ahead of the rulemaking process, autonomous technology providers already churn out not just prototypes and designs, but also countless workboats, many already in service.

The article goes on to describe a number of current marine autonomy projects that happened this year, including Sea Machines’ operation of the world’s first remote-control fireboat in Denmark.

Click here to read more details and all of Marine Link’s top stories from 2018.