Tuco Delivers Workboat for Autonomous Ship Research Program

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 26, 2020

Photo: Tuco Marine

Photo: Tuco Marine

UiT, The Arctic University of Norway takes over new ProZero Workboat for its Autonomous Ships Navigation research program.

The ProZero 8m Full Cabin Service Boat is outfitted and utilized as a fast and flexible multi mission workboat, and is purchased from ProZero of Denmark, after an extensive tendering process. The boat has now been built to the desired specifications of UIT and is taken over by the University after full sea trials at the ProZero building yard, Tuco Marine in Denmark.

The boat is designed and optimized to serve as a multi-functional workboat and the 8m Full Cabin is a very popular model from ProZero and Tuco Marine, however this boat is set-up specifically for the University researchers needs for a boat to perform their research in autonomous shipping.
In addition to the spacious driver and control cabin, that has room for the full research crew. The boat is equipped with well-organized working decks. The cabin protects the researchers against the surrounding environment, enhances comfort and provides ideal work conditions for the users. The special designed mast is made to hold all the sensor and camera equipment used by the University during the research missions.

The 8-meter ProZero vessel is delivered with a single inboard Volvo Penta diesel engine and Z-drive.  And comes with all needed certificates for operation to national regulations.

The ProZero 8m hull provides for a stable ride, even in rough seas where most vessels must give up.

The 8-meter ProZero Full Cabin is delivered full spec, including 2 additional inside workstations for researchers, and additional generator capacity for the advanced electronic equipment. Sturdy railings and well-designed bow access are vital parts of the deck layout which also features a raised aft deck that functions as a full beam work platform for the crew.

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