Ross Macfarlane, Remote Operations Program Manager, Fugro explains to Arun Shankar, Editor GEC Media Group that USV stands for Uncrewed Surface Vessel and is a vessel with no people on board. The USV has the same systems on board as conventional vessels with sensors, radar, GPS, satellite communication. But there are no people living on board, so it is smaller and uses less fuel. The crew controls the USV from a safe location. The communication through satellite ensures safe monitoring of the USV at all times through VSAT, GPS, radar. The smart control system takes specific action in case of loss of communication and ensures safe controls.
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