The accelerating technological developments in recent years has opened for new opportunities, and Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) represents a promising area for the maritime industry. However, new risks may emerge as technologies with advanced automation are introduced.
In the current absence of specific rules and standards for such technology, safety must instead be ensured by using the alternative design approach where each flag might have distinct interpretations so creating different safety levels. To enhance harmonisation, EMSA has contracted DNV GL to perform a functional study with the objective of developing a Risk Based Assessment Tool (RBAT) and software specifically for MASS facilitating the work of the EU Member States administrations in the analysis and approval of preliminary MASS designs.
Period: August 2020 - Ongoing
Deliverables: 5 reports