China is building a new type of unmanned research ship

A Chinese shipbuilder has begun work on an unmanned scientific ship that could be a “game changer” for the country’s marine research, according to a trade publication.The vessel – said to be the first of its type – will carry drones and be equipped to conduct air, sea surface and underwater monitoring remotely, China Ship News reported on Tuesday.It could be used for everything from disaster prevention and mitigation work to seabed mapping, environmental monitoring and maintenance of offshore…


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