Event Details

Towards Autonomous Vessels - Should we be worrying?

  • 31/01/2017 18:00:00 to 31/01/2017 21:30:00
  • The Little Ship Club, Bell Wharf Lane, Upper Thames St, London EC4R 3TB

'Towards autonomous vessels - Should we be worrying?' is the title of the talk by Prof Andy Norris at the inaugural joint meeting of RIN and LSC.

Towards autonomous vessels - Should we be worrying? During his talk, Andy Norris will give an update on the progress concerning vessels that can operate without a human onboard, either fully automatically or with the operator onshore. It explains why such vessels are going to become increasingly common and looks at the issues involved, such as their interaction with conventional vessels – not least leisure craft. It takes a look at how legislation, concerning autonomous vessels, is likely to emerge, for instance, concerning possible effects on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

Andy Norris, who is a Fellow of the Institute, is a specialist in maritime navigational matters, including its technology, good practice and related legislation. Although mainly concentrating in the professional sector he is involved in cruising and is a member of his local yacht club.

There is no charge for RIN and LSC members to attend the talk. Dress code for the talk is Smart Casual (no jeans or trainers allowed). Members should ring the bell and sign in at the front desk. At the bar, which opens after 6pm, drinks and dinner tickets can be bought (dinner tickets have to be ordered by 7.30pm at the latest).

The nearest tube stations to the Little Ship Club are Cannon Street (main line closes around 9 pm though), Bank and Monument.

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