Emerging Topics in the Maritime Industry: Unmanned Vessels, Smart Ships, and Automated Technology

Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Washington, D.C.

December 8, 2017
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
[Event]

Blank Rome Associate Sean T. Pribyl will be speaking at the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Admiralty Section of the Federal Bar Association, and the Maritime Administration event, Emerging Topics in the Maritime Industry: Unmanned Vessels, Smart Ships, and Automated Technology, taking place December 8, 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00 noon, in Washington, D.C.

The event will consist of two panel discussions followed by a question and answer session. Mr. Pribyl will participate in the first panel, “View from the Maritime Industry and Legal Counsel,” and the Q&A.

His panel will cover:

  • Regulatory Legal Framework for USVs
  • Levels of Autonomy
  • USV Practical Applications
  • Labor Union Considerations
  • Liability and Insurance
  • Port Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity

The second panel, “View from U.S. and International Regulators,” will cover:

  • U.S.-European Comparisons
  • EU Consortiums and Testing Areas
  • Navigational Rules
  • International Conventions
  • IMO Status
  • Role of Classification Societies
  • Shipyards

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. RSVP by Tuesday, November 28, 2017, to Karyn Cleveland-Barnes: Cleveland-Barnes@BlankRome.com.

For more information, please view or download the event brochure.