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Rolls-Royce and Partners Push Ahead with Unmanned Ship Research

  Rolls-Royce and a handful of partners are pushing ahead with the first steps of a new 6.6 million euro project that could pave the way for autonomous, unmanned ships in the not-so-distant future. The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative, which Rolls-Royce has been appointed to lead, aims to produce the specification and preliminary designs […]




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Passengers of the capsized MBCA Kim-Nirvana ferry (far L) are rescued by a tugboat of the Philippine coast guard near a port in Ormoc city, central Philippines July 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Ronald Frank Dejon

Ferry Sinks in Philippines, Killing At Least 36

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued, the coast guard and police said.