Visions of the future as Maritime Safety Committee celebrates 100th session

John Faraclas

Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping. These were key takeaways from a special session (3 December) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, which is celebrating its 100th session.

Delegates were first treated to a song commemorating IMO’s 70th anniversary (since the Convention establishing IMO was adopted in 1948) as well as the MSC 100 session. Then a specially-commissioned IMO vi...

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