UNMANNED SHIPS – SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY at 19:00
Autonomous ships are very much in the headlines at the moment, but what are the real capabilities of this fascinating new technology? How will their development and commercial use impact other users of the water and what will it mean to the maritime world at large? Join fellow members to listen to Ifor Bielecki share his experiences in this new field.
Ifor started his career as an airline pilot before somehow ending up in the exciting and rapidly growing field of maritime autonomy! Previously he was an executive director at the autonomous vessel manufacturer and operator Sea-Kit international, based in Tollesbury, and now runs SeaBot XR, which specialises in working with the operators of Uncrewed Surface Vessels to train their workforce and establish the internal management systems to deal with these very different vessels in a safe manner.
In addition Ifor is Secretary of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Special Interest Group and edits the People and skills section of the UK MASRWG (Maritime Autonomous Ships Regulatory Working Group) Code of Practice and works with the UK MCA, IMO and other flag states to develop the standards and regulatory framework that needs to be put in place to regulate this new industry.
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You will receive an email with the joining instructions for the Zoom meeting on Friday 19th February.