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Shipping Insight: The power of innovation - Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships: The Survey

Welcome to the first of our Power of Innovation publications, reporting on the results of a P&I sector survey conducted by HFW addressing the rise of “intelligent” vessels.

In October 2018, HFW held its third annual P&I Week, which explored a range of issues related to this new era of smart shipping. Delegates from the P&I sector were asked to participate in a survey on the emergence of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (“MASS”). The results, which we report on below, show that from a P&I perspective there is work to be done to surmount the regulatory, legal and insurance challenges presented by new MASS technology.

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