maritime

Ships Have Black Boxes, And Apparently They’re A Cinch To Hack

Ships Have Black Boxes, And Apparently They’re A Cinch To Hack

Voice, navigation, and radar data aboard ships are all at risk, according to an expert who claims that some devices that contain sensitive ship information just aren’t secure enough. This could be good news for pirates and spies, and bad news for the good guys.

Why China’s Building A Military Base In The Middle Of The Ocean

Why China’s Building A Military Base In The Middle Of The Ocean

After flying a surveillance plane over the South China Sea last February, the Philippine government saw how China was constructing islands in order to bolster its claim to the territory. (See above.) It even suspected that China might plan to build a military air strip to protect them. Looks like…

Rolls-Royce Is Designing Giant Drone Ships To Sail The High Seas

Rolls-Royce Is Designing Giant Drone Ships To Sail The High Seas

Believe it or not, sailors are a big drag on shipping vessels. They weigh down the ship, take up space, cost thousands of dollars a day, and even cause most of the accidents at sea. So it’s no surprise that Rolls-Royce’s maritime division wants to replace them with robots.