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Explore the issues and risks around autonomous vessels

With the world’s first fully-autonomous container ship expected to sail in the next few years, driverless vessels are set to be a game changer in the industry, particularly in terms of companies meeting financial and environmental targets. Technological, legal and regulatory developments are gathering speed to make these unmanned ships a reality.

This collection of extracts combines recent articles to provide some background to these issues, summarise what the current law is, and explore the risks which need to be recognised and overcome.

Contents:

  • Unmanned ships on the IMO work agenda, Shipping & Trade Law, June 2017, (2017) 17 STL 5 1
  • The integration of unmanned ships into the lex maritima, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, [2017] LMCLQ 303
  • Objective and subjective safety in unmanned shipping, Shipping & Trade Law, November 2016, (2016) 16 STL 9 4
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