Wärtsilä tests remote vessel control from 8,000km

Gulfmark Offshore’s vessel used in the test, the Highland Chieftain Gulfmark Offshore’s vessel used in the test, the Highland Chieftain

Wärtsilä reports that it has completed a successful test of a remotely controlled ship, operating the vessel from shore while on a different continent through a sequence of manoeuvres using a combination of Dynamic Positioning (DP) and manual joystick control.

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