To avoid program delays from highly active North Sea weather systems impacting the Danish West Coast this week and next, Sea Machines has altered the completion route of The Machine Odyssey to remain along the Eastern Coast.
No longer transiting the western cities, the modified route has included new stops in Aalborg; Frederecia; and Laboe, Germany; where the vessel will next transit the nearby Kiel Canal to arrive at its final destination in Hamburg on Friday, October 15. The total distance is slated to be 1,020 NM upon arrival in Hamburg, which surpasses the original 1,000 autonomous NM goal of the project.
“We knew from the outset that this ambitious Odyssey project would bring both expected and unexpected challenges and we look forward to successfully completing our mission in a matter of days,” said Sea Machines’ CEO Michael G. Johnson. “Since September 30, Sea Machines has proven that our autonomy system is highly capable of long-distance voyages via remote command. I am proud of our team mariners, both ashore and on the boat, for their dedication to this project and their passion for advancing our industry with modern-day technology.”
Follow along the journey via The Machine Odyssey dashboard here.