High-tech ship set for launch on 400th Mayflower anniversary

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High-tech ship set for launch on 400th Mayflower anniversary

Technicians check the hull and interior of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship at its launch site for it's first outing on water since being built in Turnchapel, Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Technicians check the hull and interior of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship at its launch site for it's first outing on water since being built in Turnchapel, Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The autonomous ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship is towed to its berth after being launched for it's first outing on water since being built in Turnchapel, Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The autonomous ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Brett Phaneuf, President of Submergence Group, right, and Don Scott, Chief Technology Officer, MarineAI on board following the launch of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship in Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The autonomous ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

High-tech ship set for launch on 400th Mayflower anniversary

Technicians check the hull and interior of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship at its launch site for it's first outing on water since being built in Turnchapel, Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Technicians check the hull and interior of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship at its launch site for it's first outing on water since being built in Turnchapel, Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The autonomous ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship is towed to its berth after being launched for it's first outing on water since being built in Turnchapel, Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The autonomous ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Brett Phaneuf, President of Submergence Group, right, and Don Scott, Chief Technology Officer, MarineAI on board following the launch of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship in Plymouth south west England, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The autonomous ship aims to cross the Atlantic from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Ma, USA, in April 2021, to become be the first totally autonomous ship to cross the ocean without any help from the outside. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)