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Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Shipping

Developing the International Legal Framework

Editor(s): Baris Soyer, Andrew Tettenborn
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Published: 20-05-2021
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 256
ISBN: 9781509933365
Imprint: Hart Publishing
RRP: £72.00
Online price : £57.60
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About Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Shipping

This collection of essays critically evaluates the legal framework necessary for the use of autonomous ships in international waters. The work is divided into three parts:

Part 1 evaluates how far national shipping regulation, and the public international law background that lies behind it, may need modification and updating to accommodate the use of autonomous ships on international voyages.

Part 2 deals with private law and insurance issues such as collision and pollution liability, salvage, limitation of liability and allocation of risk between carrier and cargo interests.

Part 3 analyses international convention regimes dealing with maritime safety and other matters, arguing for specific changes in the existing conventions such as SOLAS and MARPOL, which would provide the international framework that is necessary for putting autonomous ships into commercial use.

The book also takes the view that amendment of international conventions is important in the case of liability issues, arguing that leaving such matters to national law, particularly issues concerning product liability, could not only restrict or hinder the availability of liability insurance but also hamper the development of technology in this field.

Written by internationally-known experts in their respective areas, the book offers a holistic approach to the debate on autonomous ships and makes a timely and important contribution to the literature.

Table Of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Table of European and International Legislation


Part I – MASS in the Context of Existing Legal Framework
1. International Regulation of Shipping and Unmanned Vessels
Simon Baughen and Andrew M Tettenborn
2. International Law of the Sea and Autonomous Cargo 'Vessels'
Youri van Logchem
3. Autonomous Ships and Private Law Issues
Baris Soyer and Andrew M Tettenborn
4. Unmanned Vessels and International Conventions for the Carriage of Goods by Sea
Simon Baughen

Part II – MASS: New Legal Issues Emerging and Insurance
5. Cyber Risks, Autonomous Operations and Risk Perception: Is A New Liability Paradigm Required?
George Leloudas
6. Product Liability: Autonomous Ships
Roderick Bagshaw
7. Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships: Marine Insurance Response to Risks
Peter MacDonald Eggers QC

PART III - The Way Forward
8. The Future of Autonomous Shipping – The Regulatory Challenge
Baris Soyer

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