Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) – Risks and Regulatory issues

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Increased automation on-board ships, which could reach ultimately full autonomy or become remotely controlled unmanned vessels, are not a new maritime safety issue. As a matter of fact, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee discussed automated ships as early as 1964 .However, the recent technological breakthroughs in the fields of information technologies, digitalization and machine learning,…

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Autonomous ships – Guidance from ClassNK

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Classification Society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships ~Design development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems”. In the field of ships, research and development of technology related to maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) has been actively carried out with the aim of improving safety by preventing human…

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Legal briefing – Autonomous Shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Autonomous shipping is looking ever more likely to be the future of the maritime industry. The use of robots in shipping is nevertheless not new. Robotics technology has been in use in underwater and surface settings for some time but the rapidly advancing technology towards crewless and remotely controlled vessels has fast-forwarded the need…

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