April 1, 2023

Navy Brings Sail Drones to Mid-East Exercise

Three unmanned sail drones, and seven manned ships  participated last week in the largest exercise so far of unmanned vessels operating with crewed ships in the Persian Gulf, The Saildrone Explorers, are commercially available watercraft powered by wind and solar panels. The Navy wants them to help patrol the vast waters in the Middle East, through which much of the world’s trade transits.

Ship Runs Aground off Baltimore

The massive cargo ship, Ever Forward, has run aground in the Chesapeake near Gibson Island after leaving the Port of Baltimore en route to Norfolk, VA. The ship is owned by the same company, Evergreen, that owns the Ever Given which famously ran aground a year ago blocking the Suez Canal for several days.