Capt. Benjamin Hawkins, chief of the Office of Design and Engineering Standards, participated in the panel session “Autonomous Vessel Operations and Potential Implications for Safety” during the 97th Annual Transportation Safety Board meeting in Washington, DC, Jan. 7-11, 2018. This post offers a condensed version of his remarks, which focused on the regulatory perspective regarding autonomous vessels, for our readers who were unable to attend.
The written testimony and video of Rear Adm. Paul Thomas’ Congressional Hearing, focusing on the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Program, was posted today.
The Transportation Research Board recently released a report commissioned by the Coast Guard concluding that compliance with Coast Guard regulations is not an impediment to the competitiveness of the U.S. flag registry.
Read key takeaways from the Coast Guard’s Director of Inspections and Compliance at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Science annual meeting. The annual meeting covered all transportation modes and addressed topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions.
The Transportation Research Board published Power Point presentations from the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee Conference.