Advanced Automation in Shipping Takes Center Stage at IMO
Advanced automation in the international maritime industry has officially arrived on the international stage, as the International Maritime Organization’s (“IMO”) Maritime Safety Committee (“MSC”) 99th session furthered the discussion on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (“MASS”). The topic garnered a great deal of attention, with the IMO receiving 19 papers from industry and various countries in support of the MASS regulatory scoping exercise. The international interest in this topic echoes sentiments of the IMO Secretary-General Kitack Kim, who recently acknowledged that digitalization—including autonomous ships—remains at the top of his agenda, along with climate change and seafarer issues.
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“Advanced Automation in Shipping Takes Center Stage at IMO,” by Sean T. Pribyl was published in the November–December 2018 edition of RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law (Vol. 1, No. 6), a Fastcase, Inc. publication. Reprinted with permission.
This article was first published in the June 2018 edition of Mainbrace, Blank Rome's quarterly maritime newsletter.