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Accident analysis will show how safe autonomous shipping really is

Until investigators are able to analyse the reasons for technology-induced accidents, the industry won’t know whether autonomy is safer than fully-crewed shipping

Increased levels of autonomy on board ships are widely thought to promote greater degrees of safety. However, until there is a track record of autonomous operations to analyse and incidents to investigate, it will be too early to link ‘autonomous’ with ‘safe’


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