maritime law

First of its kind seafood slavery risk tool launched

The Seafood Slavery Risk Tool, originally created with Liberty Asia, Seafish and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and now jointly run by the aquarium with Liberty Asia and SFP, produces a rating indicating the likelihood that human trafficking, forced labor and hazardous child labor are occurring on fishing boats in a specific fishery. 

DMA calls for international regulation on autonomous ships

​Maritime regulation should be made more flexible if it is to support the development of autonomous ships, according to a new report by Danish Maritime Authority. The report identifies where changes in maritime regulation are needed and will be used as a platform for the future effort of DMA to develop regulation and make it digitalisation-ready.

Cyber liability issues hindering unmanned ships, says new report

Almost two thirds of global marine industry executives believe there is uncertainty surrounding liability issues relating to unmanned ships should a vessel be involved in an incident as a result of a cyber-attack, according to a new report from global law firm Clyde & Co and IMarEST.

USCG to create robotic aircraft for maritime environment

The US Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement to evaluate small unmanned aircraft systems sensors or payloads, for use in a maritime environment.

New legislation aims to enhance cybersecurity at California ports

The ‘S. 2083 legislation’ would require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a model for assessing cybersecurity risk in the maritime sector, as well as guidelines for information sharing with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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