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Unmanned Underwater Vehicles: An Ocean of Possibilities

Updated: Apr 27

The governing legal regime for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) remains uncharted while the international community is just now skimming the surface of regulatory waters, with a focus on autonomous surface ships. This article discusses the tech and law applicable to UUVs.

Topics: UUVs, unmanned underwater vehicles, ROVs, remotely operated underwater vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, AUVs, maritime law, maritime zones, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, UNCLOS, Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea of 1972, COLREGs, International Maritime Organization, IMO, maritime autonomous surface ships, MASS, James Kraska, Lawrence B. Brennan, Tracy Reynolds, RADM Kirk Foster

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