Author: Capt. Marc Deglinnocenti

Ship autonomy points toward savings, but be wary of higher cost

The order is given and it’s full speed ahead for robot vessels called maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS).  The technologies being researched and developed are showing no signs of stopping. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has defined four categories…

Mariners’ role still unknown as autonomous shipping gains speed

At the behest of Professional Mariner and many other interested parties within and outside of the maritime industry, I’ve been asking many questions about maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) relating to safety, security and future maritime careers. I have…

Director wanted!

I would like to bring to the attention of all U.S. mariners that we still do not have an appointed Director of the U.S. Maritime Administration. President Barack Obama has been in office well over 200 days now without even…