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The Future Is Now: Unmanned and Autonomous Surface Vessels and Their Impact on the Maritime Industry

Mainbrace (June 2017, No. 3)

Once thought to be a mere concept on the distant horizon, Unmanned Surface Vessels (“USVs”) are garnering increasing attention in the maritime industry as a means to cut costs, increase efficiency, and enhance safety. While some view USVs as more akin to futuristic science fiction, in reality, unmanned vessels are far from a novel concept. (Read more)

This article by Alan M. Weigel, of counsel at Blank Rome, and Sean T. Pribyl, associate at Blank Rome, is one in a series of articles written for Blank Rome Maritime's quarterly Mainbrace newsletter. To view the other articles in the June 2017 edition of Mainbrace, please click here.