MASRWG Code of Conduct

There is increasing interest being generated by the deployment of Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) around the world. Although many of these craft are relatively small at the moment there are plans for much larger unmanned vessels and technological developments are setting a very fast pace of change.

Unmanned vessels are already being operated safely and responsibly within the existing regulations, conventions and procedures. This Code of Conduct sets down nine ‘Industry Principles’ which demonstrate a clear commitment to ensuring that MAS are operated safely and responsibly whilst ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations as far as practically possible.

The Code is available to companies in all nations with an interest in maritime matters. It will be kept under regular review and feedback will always be welcome.