First crewless electric ship to set sail this year.

First crewless electric ship to set sail this year.

(photo credits Knut Brevik Andersen, Wilhelmsen Ship Service)

 

Boatjobsonly 8/27/2021 ~ The first crewless ship to set sail in Norway this year. The company  Yara International now expects to sail the first autonomous, fully electric cargo ship by the end of 2021. Yara’s says the ship will replace the work of 40,000 trucks, and their drivers. Also the expense of crewing the ship and those jobs will no longer be needed. The company says without all these people working it can cut traffic congestion and emissions. The vessel uses land based generation of power to charge it’s 7MWh battery and will have a top speed around 13 knots.

 

 

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