Autonomous Ships & the City – recordings available


The Shipowners’ Club had the great pleasure of holding an interactive day seminar on the topic of Autonomous Ships & the City.

The full day event, which was held in conjunction with Maritime London, aimed to identify and examine the increasing autonomy of vessels.

Topics covered included:

  • Timescale: When will autonomous vessels be mainstream?
  • Regulatory and Legal: Changes required?
  • Risk: A new set of risks.
  • Insurance challenges: A new Autonomous vessel policy from Shipowners’ Club.

Britt Pickering, Claims & Legal Director at the Shipowners’ Club commented: “Our ‘Autonomous Ships & the City’ seminar was a great success. Attendance was high and attracted members of the insurance sector (both P&I and H&M) as well as brokers, lawyers, academia, naval architects, ports, operators, manufacturers and Government. All in attendance shared a common interest in autonomy and were keen to embrace this new sector to ensure it thrives in the UK. The challenge now is to harness the enthusiasm in the room and use it to rise to the challenge this new sector presents and seize the opportunities that come with it.”

A recording of the morning and afternoon sessions is now available to view via the links below.

Key note speech: Roger Adamson, FutureNautics

Morning session

Afternoon session