Who is liable for pollution caused by remotely controlled vessels?
Liabilities will shift for pollution-related incidents caused by autonomous vessels, say legal experts
‘If I am in Cape Town in South Africa operating a ship, and I popped out for a cup of tea, wasn’t paying attention, ran my tanker [into a wall] and put 50,000 litres of oil in Singapore waters, someone in Singapore will want to prosecute me. But are they going to get to me?’ asks a lawyer
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