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Rolls-Royce: This is where unmanned vessels will operate

It is a fact that unmanned vessels will soon hit the water. VP of Innovation at Rolls-Royce, Oskar Levander, talks to ShippingWatch about his projections for which vessel types will be ready when, and what drives the development.

That autonomous or unmanned vessels will be part of the shipping industry within a few years from now is a fact, but exactly when and how remains subject to disagreement in the sector.

Rolls-Royce is one of the major players in the field of autonomous vessels which could, in time, change the nature of the shipping sector. Oskar Levander is vice president and head of innovation at the British company's Marine division, and he sees a clear perspective for when autonomous vessels, according to the company, will be ready for launch.

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