‘No insignificant task’: developing the environment for autonomy

Cdre James Fanshawe CBE:  It’s not a case of everyone else moving over to make room for this new technology: my philosophy is that autonomous and unmanned ships have got to find their way into a very structured order.

In June the IMO agreed to a scoping exercise for autonomous vessel regulations that many thought was still some years off. James Fanshawe, chair of the Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) was one of the key influencers.

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