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May 21, 2019 | Reuters
The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by a skipper in a control station in Britain.The voyage is expected to take about 35 days.
The vessel is operated by a hand-held remote control when in harbour and when at sea it can stream live data to the controller via multiple satellite links.
The combination of size and hybrid diesel-electric propulsion cuts fuel use by around 95 percent, the company said.