[QUOTE=Kennebec Captain;182185]There’s no question that the wheelhouse is the human error weak point in shipping, navigation errors are always the largest slice of the accident pie charts.[/QUOTE]
This Captain at least have the excuse that he was drunk. How many cases are there where accidents are caused by human error, whether from incompetence or lack of proper qualifications?
On an autonomous ship there wouldn’t have been a drunk Captain, or a sober but incompetent one for that matter.
That there are cases like this happening only strengthen the resolve to develop unmanned vessel.