2017 has seen significant developments in the regulatory backdrop for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) as the Maritime Safety Committee at IMO have now accepted a scoping exercise into their work programme. Meanwhile the UK MAS Regulatory Working Group have been preparing a voluntary Code of Practice which is expected to be launched at the 3rd Annual Conference. This will take place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton on the 16th and 17th November.
The International Maritime Pilots Association will hold its 24th Congress from 22nd –to27th April 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.
2018 IAIN World Congress