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Could Counter-Strike players be the seafarers of the future?

What will legislation for unmanned vessels look like? Who will be responsible in the case of accidents? And could computer players be the future captains of an remotely operated vessel? ShippingWatch maps out some of the biggest questions facing autonomous shipping.

Photo: Rolls-Royce

The development of autonomous and unmanned technologies for the shipping sector may be going fast if one asks producers and developers such as Rolls-Royce.

But even though several stakeholders and countries are already testing the technology in national waters, a series of issues and obstacles are still keeping the roll-out of unmanned ships from really taking hold of shipping and for shipowners to see the crucial benefits that can be gained by shipping.

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