Yara Birkeland

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Testbed status: 
Point of Contact: 
Trond Ski
Location of testbed: 
Norwegian coast
Executive summary: 

•    First voyage to commence end of 2021
•    To operate within 12 nautical miles from the coast, between 3 ports in southern Norway.
•    Brevik VTS - Vessel needs permission from the VTS center to “use the water”, e.g sail in to the area, leave port, anchor etc. The VTS centers are authorized to set terms to a permission, e.g when to depart or what route to follow, thus organizing the traffic.
•    Autonomy will be in stages

Details of e‐navigation gap/s considered for the testbed: 

Information/data management o Effective and robust voice communication and data transfer o Systems and equipment o Ship reporting o Traffic monitoring; and/or o Training and familiarization

Testbed description: 

Ship: Yara Birkeland 
Type: Container ship
80m Length
•    120 TEU 
•    Autonomous
•    Controlled remotely
•    Crew (initial phase)

VTS involved: Brevik VTS

Testbed subject: