Yeah, a talking head with speculation, and click bait headlines, yet, it could be a plausible scenario. :moo: "'I suspect, from the data, that the ACX Crystal was running on autopilot the whole time, and nobody was on the bridge. If anyone was on the bridge, they had no idea how to turn off the autopilot,' said Steffan Watkins, an IT security consultant and ship tracking analyst for Janes Intelligence Review, to DailyMail.com." ETA: It sounds like he is speculating perhaps from the Coast Guard advisory from last year https://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg545/alerts/1016.pdf "Auto -pilot systems can reduce the monotony of steering by freeing up the helmsman to step away from the helm in order to perform other minor pilot house tasks and gain different navigational viewpoints. There are also disadvantages that have the potential to lead to negligent navigational practices. Over reliance on these systems can allow an operator to get too engrossed in performing other work on the bridge and, in some extreme cases, can lead to watchstanders leaving the bridge for extended periods of time. This inattentiveness to the vessel’s navigation has led to marine casualties.... It should come as no surprise that when an inattentive operator meets with extreme circumstances, he or she usually has no time to take corrective actions. Also, in some past incidents, when there Inspections and Compliance Directorate Safety Alert was time to take corrective action, the operator’s lack of system knowledge hindered the need to rapidly change over from auto- pilot to manual steerage mode" . .