Denmark recommends global regulation for autonomous ships

A new report released by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has recommended that the regulation for autonomous shipping should be agreed upon globally and in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation guidelines

The report was prepared by consulting company Rambøll and CORE Law Firm on behalf of the DMA, and stated that maritime regulation should be flexible enough to support the development of autonomous ships. In addition, a number of recommendations have also been provided in the report to help Denmark offer and prepare the regulation of autonomous technologies by considering regulation on manning and definition of the term master, as well as permission for a periodically unmanned bridge and electronic lookout. The report will be used by DMA to develop its future regulations and help make the sector digitalisation-ready.

- Ship Technology -

18. 12. 2017