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  • 2017 December 12 15:03

    Russia will support Finland’s proposal to IMO on evaluation of legal framework for unmanned navigation (photo)

    Russia is going to support Finland set to submit a proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on evaluation of the regulatory framework for unmanned ships, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of RF Transport Ministry's Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, as saying at the 38th meeting of Russian-Finnish Mixed Commission on Maritime Shipping held in Saint-Petersburg. 

    According to Risto Murto, representative of Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, “Finland, together with other countries, will come forward to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee with an initiative to improve mechanisms and evaluate regulatory framework for unmanned ships. In spring 2017, Finland opened world’s first open test area for unmanned ships in the Baltic Sea expecting to offer unmanned navigation products and services by 2025”. 

    Vitaly Klyuyev told about MariNet, the National Technological Initiative (NTI)’s working group. One of its key tasks is to conduct the research in the part of unmanned navigation. “In the Gulf of Finland, we have created an experimental water area with monitoring and testing facilities for unmanned navigation. In 2018, we are going to create similar water area in the Southern Basin, in the Sea of Azov and in the Black Sea. We are also studying international legislation on unmanned navigation and support joint efforts in this respect”, said Vitaly Klyuyev.

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