Unmanned Vessels, MASS, and the IMO by Andrew Higgs

An autonomous sailing vessel has already circumnavigated Antarctica finding its own way back to port in New Zealand. Andrew Higgs, one of the Younger Brethren of Trinity House and a Marine Lawyer, will explain how the world of shipping is changing with increasing automation and the introduction of Marine Autonomous Surface Ships, or MASS.

Date: Saturday 9th January 2021 at 19:30.

The Talk on Zoom: You will be able to join us from anywhere you can get online, using your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and enjoy the talk and see any illustrations.

The event will start with a few announcements and introductions. The Talk will last for about 45 minutes, followed by questions and answers. That will be the end of the Talk part of the meeting but if you wish, you could stay with us and join in with the following.

Social:  PICTURE or CHART - "OUR LONGEST PASSAGE". After the talk would you be prepared to share a picture and to say a few words within a small group of members? If so, check that your device has a webcam and microphone, please have your picture ready, and stay connected after the talk. Alternatively, this time, you could just watch and listen to the other members.
Registration/Booking, open to members of the CA including the Crewing Service, and RHYC members.
Registration is for one device with as many watching as you wish. There is no charge for these Talks on Zoom for the time being.
Click to Register to attend on Zoom. Registrations are handled by Eventbrite but it is not necessary to sign up for a free account with them although if you do, it will greatly simplify booking next time. Having booked, you should immediately receive an eTicket. If this does not arrive, the chances are that you have entered your email address incorrectly. Please contact .
Please remember that if you inadvertently double or triple book, places may not be available for other members to join.

Details of the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you during the day before the event. If you have not received this email by the evening, please contact .

Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please book early.

Download Hints and Tips on using Zoom for the Winter Talks. They explain how to install Zoom, the Zoom settings you will need and how we run the Winter Talks on Zoom. 

Covid-19: Our normal venue, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, are unable to accommodate us for this event due to Government regulations.