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Challenges For Bangladesh To Regulate Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Under The Law Of The Sea

Sabrina Hasan (Doctor of Law), Postdoctoral Researcher, East China University of Political Science and Law


Advancement of technology within the shipping industry is growing and the introduction of Autonomous Maritime Surface Ships (MASS) is one of such. Already the idea of developing MASS has gained global attention including the International Maritime Organization. Bangladesh, being one of the major nations in ship recycling and a coastal state, plays a crucial role in global shipping. Therefore, this discussion outlines the challenges that Bangladesh would face as a coastal, port, and flag state when enforcing its jurisdiction over MASS under the law of the sea. The role of the International Maritime Organization as an international shipping regulatory body and the impacts of its mandate in addressing these challenges are also crucial to this discussion. In conclusion, the discussion suggests that Bangladesh, as a state party to UNCLOS, should consider these challenges when adopting new regulations for MASS operations.

Keywords: Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships; State Jurisdiction; Jurisdiction of Bangladesh over MASS


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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