Along a coastal line of 18,000 km, China is initiating the first unmanned boats „Jianghai“ to collect data and take videos. Jinghai No. 3 is 6.28 meters long and 2.86 meters wide, with a load capacity of 2.6 tonnes and a cruising power of 200 nautical miles. It can conduct automatic topographical mapping, sea floor exploration and environmental monitoring.
CAS news release, October 24, 2017-10-25