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An L3 Harris Arabian Fox MAST-13 unmanned surface vessel approaches a ‘target’ during exercises in the Arabian Gulf, March 2023. Operation 2023 / Alamy Stock Photo

Ukraine: how uncrewed boats are changing the way wars are fought at sea

A recent attack by Ukrainian ‘robot ships’ in Crimea shows how effective these unmanned surface vessels can be. Now maritime law needs to keep up with technological developments.
Mayflower ashore on the banks of the Thames in 1624, being broken for parts. Dr Mike Haywood (used with the kind permission of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants)

Mayflower 400: the science of sailing across the ocean in 1620

When a shipload of puritan colonisers set sail for the New World, maritime science and navigation were fairly unsophisticated.

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