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A Theoretical Analysis of Contemporary Vessel Navigational Systems: Assessing the Future Role of the Human Element for Unmanned Vessels
1 University of Piraeus, Pireas, Greece
2 World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
ABSTRACT: This article aims to investigate the contemporary challenges of electronic navigation and assess the appropriate amendments should autonomous vessel technology becomes widespread in the near future. Vessel control systems and maritime communication are essential and sending and receiving alarm signals is critical to contemporary ship navigation. Numerous location and shipping information systems, such as GPS, Loran-C, and Decca, have arisen in recent decades to improve navigational safety. Other systems, including VHF and Inmarsat, have been developed to enhance the efficiency of maritime communication on board and to transmit risk and safety-related data. Additionally, safe navigation requires systems like Navtex, EGS, DSC, Epirb, and others [1].
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Citation note:
Polemis D., Darousos E.F., Boviatsis M.: A Theoretical Analysis of Contemporary Vessel Navigational Systems: Assessing the Future Role of the Human Element for Unmanned Vessels. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 16, No. 4, doi:10.12716/1001.16.04.05, pp. 637-646, 2022
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