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Critical meeting on autonomous vessels opens in the IMO

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On Wednesday, an important meeting will begin at the IMO's security committee, where the committee is under pressure from the industry to deliver regulations to help get autonomous ships on the water as soon as possible. Denmark, Norway and Finland have a significant interest in the matter and hope to make their mark as front-runners in the area.


BY LOUISE VOGDRUP-SCHMIDT
Published 06.06.17 at 15:47

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