Autonomous ship errors: who’s to blame?

Nigel Teare

Establishing liability if an autonomous ship gets into difficulties might prove difficult for investigators and courts

Autonomous shipping and AI might create difficulties in establishing liability under the Hague Rules for maritime casualties, warns the chair of the Association of Average Adjusters.

In his annual address to the association, Sir Nigel Teare raised the issue of where responsibility lies in the operation of maritime autonomous surface ships.

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