Collision Law in the Next Millenium

The Article predicts--based on present trends--what maritime transport may be like in the year 2025. Larger vessels will speed across the oceans, but their increased electronic wizardry will not bring an end to the recurring nightmare of collisions in crowded seas. The IMO may achieve near dictatorial powers to regulate vessel navigation and control pollution of the air and sea. In many ways vessels operations may resemble those traditional for aircraft, while expectations of privacy no longer exist. Human error can still be counted on to produce careless decisions that cause damage to one great ship and the total loss of another, with accompanying personal injuries and cargo damage.