Autonomous shipping: Science fiction or potential horror story?

It is unwise to assume that such vessels are on their way and the only issue is adapting laws and practices to accommodate them

RECENTLY, an item in Dennis Bryant's Maritime Blog caught my eye. His is an excellent source of shipping news and primarily highlights statements from maritime authorities, mainly but not exclusively those based in the US.

Mr Bryant drew attention to a significant danger to navigation.

The US Maritime Administration (Marad) reported: "Multiple instances of significant GPS interference continue to be reported by vessels and aircraft operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. These reports have been...

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