Automated vessels are being developed at a pace. At the time of writing ( May 2019) how MASS will interact with conventional vessels and/or operate in international waters is the subject of much debate. Ultimately, as these vessels become more common, marine accident investigators will have to adopt new methodologies when investigating marine accidents where one or more of the actors involved is a MASS. In time there may be a need to amend the CI Code.
This web page does not seek to provide answers on how accidents involving MASS should be investigated. It is purely a resource to provide MAIIF members with a sense of how MASS are developing and the direction of travel the industry and regulators are taking
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