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“Armada” of 11 un-propelled boats will travel across the world’s seas and map the seabed

A fleet of 11 unscrewed ships will cross the world’s oceans in the next ten years in an attempt to map the seabed.

The bottom of the world’s oceans remains a mystery, with around 80 percent either poorly portrayed or not visualized at all.

Ocean Infinity was launched in 2016 and has pledged its support for international cooperation to map every inch of the ocean floor within the next decade.

It has also attempted to use its technology to find the missing MH370 flight of Malaysian Airlines that was tragically missing with nearly 239 people on board almost six years ago.

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Ocean Infinity launched in 2016 and has pledged its support for international cooperation to map every inch of the ocean floor in the next decade

Ocean Infinity launched in 2016 and has pledged its support for international cooperation to map every inch of the ocean floor in the next decade

It has announced that it has purchased a fleet of 11 un-propelled ships that will traverse the world's oceans for the next ten years in an effort to map the seabed

It has announced that it has purchased a fleet of 11 un-propelled ships that will traverse the world's oceans for the next ten years in an effort to map the seabed

It has announced that it has purchased a fleet of 11 un-propelled ships that will traverse the world’s oceans for the next ten years in an effort to map the seabed

THE ARMADA SPECIFICATIONS

Size: 21 meters long (35 tonnes)

OR

37 meters (121ft) (120 tons) long

Speed: 12 knots

series: 21 meters – 3,700 nautical miles

37 meters – 5000 nautical miles

Propulsion: Diesel electric

Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV) are the latest technology that offers the possibility for long-term maritime missions.

They have no people on board and are controlled by computers via a satellite connection and a central computer base.

Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity, said BBC news: ‘We have ordered 11 robots in various sizes. The smallest ones are 21m [69ft]; the largest ones are up to 37m [121ft]”

‘They will be able to make transoceanic journeys, completely unmanned, controlled from land control centers.

“Each of them will be equipped with a range of sensors and equipment, but also with their own ability to deploy coupled robots to inspect to the bottom of the ocean, 6,000 meters below the surface.”

The so-called Armada of ships will be equipped with a hull-mounted, multi-ray echosounder designed to give a radar image of the seabed.

But it will also identify that large objects come to rest there, such as shipwrecks.

Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV) are the latest technology (photo) that offers the possibility for long-term missions at sea

Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV) are the latest technology (photo) that offers the possibility for long-term missions at sea

Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV) are the latest technology (photo) that offers the possibility for long-term missions at sea

The so-called Armada of ships will be equipped with a hull-mounted, multi-ray echosounder designed to give a radar image of the seabed (photo)

The so-called Armada of ships will be equipped with a hull-mounted, multi-ray echosounder designed to give a radar image of the seabed (photo)

The so-called Armada of ships will be equipped with a hull-mounted, multi-ray echosounder designed to give a radar image of the seabed (photo)

This will allow Ocean Infinity to build on its earlier successful finds, including the Argentinian submarine San Juan and the South Korean Stellar Daisy.

But in addition to their role in mapping the oceans and the wrecks that seed them, the 11 boats will also perform other tasks.

For example, telecom infrastructure on the seabed, wind farms and oil pipelines are inspected by the machines.

It is thought that these are two bases where the captains will control the boats remotely. One is in Southampton and the other in Austin, Texas.

Unmanned vessels have recently been successful, with rival firm Sea-Kit taking a human-free boat across the English Channel to Belgium.

Here it brought 11 pounds (5 kg) of molluscs from Mersea Island to Orstend in Belgium and collected Belgian beer for the return journey.

With the bats, Ocean Infinity can build on its earlier successful finds, including the Argentinian submarine San Juan and the South Korean Stellar Daisy. But in addition to their role in mapping the oceans and the wrecks that are littering them, the 11 boats will also perform other tasks

With the bats, Ocean Infinity can build on its earlier successful finds, including the Argentinian submarine San Juan and the South Korean Stellar Daisy. But in addition to their role in mapping the oceans and the wrecks that are littering them, the 11 boats will also perform other tasks

With the bats, Ocean Infinity can build on its earlier successful finds, including the Argentinian submarine San Juan and the South Korean Stellar Daisy. But in addition to their role in mapping the oceans and the wrecks that are littering them, the 11 boats will also perform other tasks

But in addition to their role in mapping the oceans and the wrecks that seed them, the 11 boats will also perform other tasks. For example, telecom infrastructure on the seabed, wind farms and oil pipelines (see photo) are inspected by the machines

But in addition to their role in mapping the oceans and the wrecks that seed them, the 11 boats will also perform other tasks. For example, telecom infrastructure on the seabed, wind farms and oil pipelines (see photo) are inspected by the machines

But in addition to their role in mapping the oceans and the wrecks that seed them, the 11 boats will also perform other tasks. For example, telecom infrastructure on the seabed, wind farms and oil pipelines (see photo) are inspected by the machines

The travel time was a total of 22 hours.

Ocean Infinity wants to use the same concept but apply it on a much larger scale.

Dan Hook, who will be driving the Armarda fleet, said to BBC: “It will take time, but I am convinced that it will not be long before people trust a robot to read the map and do better things at night then pay attention to a human can. It’s coming. ”

Ocean infinity has expressed an interest in resuming the search for MH370, but would need credible new evidence before the search resumed.

The British ship is equipped with cameras, radar, microphones, thermal imaging and an autonomous back-up system to keep it and other seafarers safe

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