- The fast pace of change in maritime autonomy demands updated guidance
- Industry Code of Practice demonstrates UK’s leadership on autonomy
- New guidance focuses on operations, skills, training and vessel registration
Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry Code of Practice for autonomous vessels.
The UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) published the first code of practice to global industry-wide acclaim in November 2017. Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, and others as part of their day-to-day work. Many manufacturers have reported clients requiring compliance with the Code as a basis for contractual negotiations.
The Code of Practice provides guidance for the design, construction, and operation of autonomous maritime systems.
Full overview and the Code of Practice is available on the Maritime UK website here