Autonomous Rescue Vessel


ASV Ltd, a growing marine technology company and the University of Portsmouth have worked together with TSB funding to develop an innovative Autonomous Rescue Vessel (ARV). This unit will be installed on commercial vessels and shoreside facilities and automatically launch itself upon a person falling overboard into the water. The consortium will consist of ASV as the lead with University of Portsmouth, Hyperdrive and Thermoteknix. The system can dramatically reduce the number of lives that are lost at sea due to Man Over Board (MOB) accidents.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Autonomous Surface Vehicles Limited, Portchester £85,461 £ 63,010


University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom £30,943 £ 30,943
Hyperdrive Innovation Ltd, SUNDERLAND £3,500 £ 2,625


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