December 23 (SeeNews) - Croatian shipyard Brodosplit said it has started the construction of an autonomous unmanned ship aimed primarily at fire fighting and prevention of sea pollution in cases of maritime accidents and for rescue operations.
“The hull and superstructure will be manufactured from shipbuilding aluminium alloy, and thanks to this project will be created a functional, recognisable and innovative product of a high technological level,” Brodosplit said in a press release on Thursday.
The length of the ship is 23.95 meters.
The project is co-financed by European Union funds for research and development.
Brodosplit is the main partner in the project, in which participate also engineering company Marine and Energy Solutions DIV, which has designed the vessel, shipyard Brodogradiliste Specijalnih Objekata, Brodosplit's parent company - industrial group DIV, and the University of Zagreb.