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Unmanned ships to be reality soon

Projects are ongoing to develop autonomous ships, but those who have been out to sea believe there are practical problems to be sorted out before these ships are deployed
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 05:50
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There are several projects bankrolled by big companies underway, aimed at developing developing autonomous, that is, unmanned vessels.

THERE are several projects bankrolled by big companies underway, aimed at developing developing autonomous, that is, unmanned vessels. I must admit I have taken little notice of these developments, mentally consigning them to the "Pie In The Sky" folder.

But two things have since made me