UK to Lead the Way in Training for Autonomous Shipping

The UK’s standing as a world-leader in the safe testing and development of autonomous vessels has been further enhanced by a new standards and safety regime to shape the future of training for autonomous shipping globally.

The pioneering new MASSPeople, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) International Training Standards working group will develop world-leading training standards for people operating autonomous vessels.

The UK is the first flag state to join the network which is set to shape the future of training for autonomous shipping in its commitment to innovation in the industry. The UK will work with the UN’s International Maritime Organisation to ensure development and roll out of autonomous vessels is safe and secure by design.

As a founding member of MASSPeople, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will be looking to develop world-leading training standards for those who operate these types of vessels.

The UK has also invited selected flag states to agree to take part in the International Training Standards working group to look at establishing high standards of training in MASS. The group consists of representatives from European and International maritime authorities.

As a founding member of MASSPeople, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has also invited selected flag states to take part in the International Training Standards working group to look at establishing high standards of training in MASS…


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