The first self-managed rider capable of crossing the Atlantic

The first self-managed rider capable of crossing the Atlantic

The first self-managed rider capable of crossing the Atlantic

A self-propelled “robot” was able to enter history as the first unmanned vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean after a  300 km  journey   from Newfoundland, Canada to Ireland.

According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, the boat trip took about two and a half months to cross the North Atlantic as part of the challenge of Microtrans, a transatlantic race for self-powered boats.

The boat is named SB Met and was built by the Norwegian Offshore Sensing AS and is the first boat to complete the challenge after more than 20 attempts by various teams, a milestone that shows that the technology of self-propelled boats is strong enough to carry out expanded missions To reduce the costs of ocean research, border security and control in arid or remote waters.

It is part of a broader effort to develop independent naval vessels such as automatic ships and cargo ships that can be operated by the end of the decade. Under the rules of the Microtransat competition, boats with a length of 2.4 meters can sail between Europe and the Caribbean or North America and Ireland.

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