Sailing drones

posted Mar 28, 2018, 4:09 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 4:21 PM ]

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Notice No.:  M61-18;  

Title:  Navigation Warning  Sailing Drones;  

Valid From:  28/3/2018;  

Valid Until:  30/9/2018.  

Notice Content:  

CSIRO are continuing their trials with sailing drones.  Drones will be launched
in Storm Bay on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 and will be operating along the East
Coast for approximately six months.  

The vessels are 7m in length and approximately 4m in height with a bright
orange sail and will have a tri-colour light on top.  Drones will be picked up
on radar.  

Mariners should keep a lookout for these drones and navigate with caution.  

 Pic from Australian Broadcasting Commission