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Upgrading from automated to autonomous shipping

Autonomous ship is a marine vessel with sensors, automated navigation, propulsion and auxiliary systems, with the necessary decision logic to follow mission plans, sense the environment, adjust mission execution according to the environment, and potentially operate without human intervention. The maritime industry benefits by autonomous vessels since the latter includes operational efficiency, human error reduction, emission reduction, increased safety, and operational cost reduction. 

S. Korea and Ocean Infinity to search for Stellar Daisy using AUVs

Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company is collaborating with the Government of South Korea to search for the wreckage of the ship ‘Stellar Daisy’, lost in late March 2017. The operations to look for the vessel will begin in January 2019.

Maritime UK launches updated Code of Practice for autonomous navigation

Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry Code of Practice for autonomous vessels, which adds new guidance on the operation of autonomous vessels, with a particular focus on skills, training and vessel registration. The world of maritime autonomy is developing fast and the Code of Practice has informed and been used by a wide range of companies and organisations around the world. 

UK Hydrographic Office participates to autonomous navigation research

The UK Hydrographic Office has contributed to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels to identify the future data requirements for autonomous shipping, and explore how navigational and wider geospatial data can be used to enable the safe navigation of smart and unmanned autonomous vessels.

MOL uses algorithm to improve collision avoidance

MOL announced that MOL Techno-Trade, the National Maritime Research Institute, and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology carried out an assessment and feasibility study on advanced navigation support systems, using the NMRI-owned ship handling risk simulator.

Collision liability and autonomous ships

As autonomous shipping is gaining more and more ground, it is contended that the present fault-based collision liability regimes of most jurisdictions do not sufficiently cater for the situations that may arise, highlights Lina Wiedenbach, Lawyer at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, IUMI Professional Partner.

Toyota to invest in autonomous shipping project

Toyota partners with Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics to focus on investing in autonomous ships along with Brunswick Corp, through investment partner TechNexus Venture Collaborative, NextGen VP, Geekdom Fund, Launch Capital, LDV Capital and others.

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