A mysterious, low-profile craft, identified as a robotic spy vessel, has washed up on Scotland’s Isle of Tiree not far from Britain’s nuclear submarine base. But after more than a week of public appeals by coast guard authorities, no one has claimed ownership.
A little more than three metres long, the craft looks like a surfboard with solar panels. It was identified as the surface element of a Wave Glider, an “unmanned surface vessel” made by California-based Liquid Robotics, part of Boeing Corp.’s defence, space and security division.
The new-generation vessels are described as autonomous boats which can stay at sea for up to a year and carry out missions 24/7, providing “seabed to space monitoring.”
“The team were called today to reports of an object in the water. Once on scene ...