Sergey B. Burkhanov - Candidate of Economic Sciences, associate professor, head of the Maritime Institute, Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University (FESTFU) (Vladivostok), honorary worker of fisheries of Russia
Evgeniya V. Burtseva - Maritime State University named after admiral G.I. Nevelskoy
Vitaly Yu. Gorbunov - Maritime State University named after admiral G.I. Nevelskoy
Nadezhda Al. Butakova - Doctor of Law, head of the department of state and international law, St. Petersburg State Maritime Technical University
Aleksandr B. Maksimov - Candidate of Technical Sciences, associate professor, Kerch State Maritime Technological University
Aleksandr V. Gadeev - Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, professor, Kerch State Maritime Technological University
Diana Al. Podolyan - Sedov Water Transport Institute ― the branch of the Admiral Ushakov State Maritime University, Member of the International Association of Maritime Law
Ekaterina P. Suponina - Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping
Aleksandr S. Skaridov - Doctor of Law, professor, head of the department of international and maritime law, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping
Olga Al. Khot’ko - Candidate of Law, associate professor, Belarus State University
Abstract. The first international research and practical conference “Urgent Issues of the Maritime and Inland Water Law in the Current Geopolitical Conditions” took place at the Russian University of Transport. The event brought together more than 120 participants from the Arctic to Vladivostok, including managers of the maritime and river transport industry, scientists, and leading specialists in international maritime law, as well as representatives of industry educational institutions and international experts from Minsk, Greece, Tunisia, etc. During the discussion, the participants discussed topical issues of international maritime and river law, namely the practical aspects of the work of the maritime industry and the problems of its legal regulation; dwelt in detail on the problem of autonomous shipping in the Russian legal system; told participants about the use of digital technologies in sea and river transport. Interest of the participants was risen by the discussion on the legal protection of Russia’s national interests in the Arctic, the development of the Northern Sea Route, Russia’s role in the fight against international maritime piracy, as well as the legal status of the ship’s captain, his powers, functions, and responsibilities. In conclusion, the conference participants noted the close connection between legal science and practice, the active position of the Department of Maritime Law and International Law of the Law Institute of RUT (MIIT) in training specialists for the maritime and river transport industry.
Keywords: maritime law; autonomous shipping; cargo insurance.