Sea Machines Demo Autonomous Solution to Oil Spill-Response

In this video Sea Machines successfully demonstrated its SM300 autonomous systems in action on board a Marco skimmer boat during events held along Portland harbour, Maine, in August 2019. This demonstration was part of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD), to show its ability to increase the safety, productivity, and predictability of response for marine oil-spill operations. The on-water demonstrations took place aboard the world’s first autonomous spill response vessel – a Vigor/Kvichak Marine Industries-built skimmer boat, owned by Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC) – before a live audience of MARAD, government, naval, international, environmental and industry representatives.