Fishing industry to use fleet of drones to support oil sector

Scottish fishing boats will double up as unmanned aircraft carriers after a high-tech addition to the services they offer to the offshore energy industry.

Vessels carrying out non-fishing activities on behalf of SFF Services, the commercial arm of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, will go to sea equipped with drones as a result of a tie-up with the UK offshore division of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (TDSI).

SFF Services arranges for fishing boats to be used by the offshore oil and gas, renewables and subsea sectors as guard vessels to provide protection for vulnerable infrastructure.

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by Keith Findlay
Image: E45R11 Fishing vessel Harvester and the Jotun B oil production platform. North Sea May 2010
Energy Voice
April 25, 2018, 11:08 am