Danish conference focuses on regulating autonomous ship technology
The Danish Maritime Authority is hosting a conference on autonomous ships to examine the potential for using the technology.
Arranged in partnership with Danish Shipping and Danish Maritime, the conference also unveiled conclusions from a report compiled by consultancy company Rambøll and the law firm CORE.
They included specific proposals, such as regulations for preventing collisions and crew competences to remotely control the ship, where the Danish Maritime Authority could introduce regulations to promote digitalisation within the shipping industry.
The Rambøll/CORE report, which is expected to be published on December 1, will list a number of areas where new rules have to be developed in order to make it possible for companies and ship owners to put the technology into daily use.
There are several degrees of autonomous ships – from automatic steering with crew members on board to full automation without anybody on board.