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More robot ship trials in UK waters

The Department for Transport has announced plans to make UK waters the best place in the world to test autonomous ships.

It is part of its new Maritime 2050 strategy, which aims to secure the future of Britain's maritime industry for the next thirty years.

The Government has already made £1 million available to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to look at the legal and safety implications of testing autonomous vehicles in UK waters.

Maritime 2050 will also look at ways to clean up emissions from the industry.