One Sea extends industry influence by adding two more members


One Sea, the international association dedicated to creating the conditions needed for an autonomous maritime transport chain, has added two more new members following a period of significant growth in 2023.

The association welcomed Marine AI and Marautec as its newest members this month as the upward trend in One Sea member numbers continues and its international footprint expands. Both companies bring a wealth of experience in the use of AI technologies to the association.

One Sea Secretary General, Sinikka Hartonen, said: “We are delighted to welcome Marine AI and Marautec to the One Sea Association. As technology continues to advance and the use of artificial intelligence increases, particularly in solutions designed for automated and autonomous operations, a mutual understanding of how such technologies can be safely implemented at sea is essential. We very much look forward to collaborating with both companies towards our common goals.”

Based in Plymouth, UK, Marine AI uses cognitive artificial intelligence to enhance maritime capabilities by drawing on decades of experience in manned and unmanned marine vehicle design, manufacture and operations. Coupled with vast experience in automation and autonomous systems software architecture and computer vision expertise, the company’s GuardianAI software stack use artificial intelligence to offer COLREG’s compliant software for the safety and control of both manned and unmanned vessels.

Marautec specialises in AI-enabled visual detection and data fusion technology for the maritime industry. The company is a leading provider of situational awareness technology for navigational safety and maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) in China and a founding member of the Shipping AI Data Center, an open sharing platform for solving industrial issues. In December last year, for example, it organised a MASS conference in Shanghai which was attended by One Sea, the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), the Chinese Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI), and many other Chinese industrial organisations.

Marine AI MD, Matthew Ratsey, said: “Safety at sea is the number one priority for Marine AI and the work One Sea has undertaken in recent years to develop a regulatory framework for MASS underscores the importance of alliances in ensuring new technologies are able to be implemented safely. Marine AI uses ‘explainable AI’ to ensure every decision is transparent, auditable and able to be interrogated while also ensuring data is continuously available to support decision making. We are very pleased to join the association at such an exciting time for the industry and AI technologies.”

Marautec CEO, Ben Zhang, said: “As a leading AI solution provider, Marautec has been very active in creating a collaborative industrial environment for AI technologies, including where regulatory on MASS is concerned. We align ourselves with One Sea’s strategic position as a platform for developing an autonomous ecosystem and we look forward to working with One Sea and its members to share our expertise in this area.”