Unique Group and AMCS to develop USV Coxswain course

Unique Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AMC Search (AMCS), the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College, to jointly develop a maritime industry accredited Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Coxswain’s course.

This industry-academia collaboration will see Unique Group provide the latest autonomous survey technology from its pool of autonomous equipment, with AMCS developing a comprehensive training course incorporating collision regulations and navigation considerations for unmanned systems in commercial operations.

AMCS will deliver the course using Unique Group’s fleet of USVs as training platforms and base stations as training simulators.

Additionally, the course will be offered to Unique Group’s clients as a part of the USV product package.

“We are excited to collaborate on building educational and training programs for the emerging autonomous offshore industry,” said Sahil Gandhi, Unique Group COO.

“We believe that this emerging technology will become a significant segment within the offshore value chain in the future and as technical experts, providing asset management and knowledge-sharing solutions for our customers globally is the next step for us.”