According to reports, Singapore has begun drone delivery service of supplies. The first delivery was completed on April 19 with the parcel containing 2 kg of vitamins dropped onto a ship anchored off the island.

According to straitstimes.com, the 2.7km, seven-minute flight took place off Marina South Pier, under a one-year deal inked between shipping giant Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and local start-up F-drones.

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Each drone can take up to 5kg of supplies and travel up to 5km offshore each way.

Plans to develop drones which can deliver 100 kilos:

According to reports, the F-drones is planning to develop drones that can deliver 100 kilos over distances of 100 kilometres to ships and offshore platforms by the second half of 2021.

Environment friendly:

Deliveries offshore are currently being done by small boats and helicopters, but the company said the use of its unmanned vehicles will save up to 80% of the cost and is more environment friendly.