MERCHANT SHIP AUTOMATION STUDY. LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF AUTOMATION

An automated ship, whether partically or fully automated must contain the capability of conforming to the applicable international regulations prescribed for the navigation of vessels on the high seas. This capability must include a sophistication sufficient to enable the ship to respond as a conventional vessel would have done in special circumstances not explicitly covered by the Rules to Prevent Collisons at Sea and also to enable the ship to react in accordance with the rules of good seamanship. In the case of the partially automated ships, no very substantial changes in statute or regulation are likely to be necessitated. However, if total automation becomes an imminent technical concept, substantial changes in a great variety of statutes, regulations, and treaties are inevitable. Manning, crew and officer competence, watches, collision rules, various duties of the master, mates and crews, entry, clearance, and other areas will be greatly altered by the absence of a master, officers and crew.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Aircraft Corporation

    Norden Division
    Norwalk, CT  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Clayton, C T
    • Botwin, L
  • Publication Date: 1961-4-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Norden 262R0018
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2228
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM