“Use and Regulation of Autonomous and Experimental Maritime Technologies”

Subcommittee: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Time: 02:00 PM Location: 2253 Rayburn HOB


Focusing on increasingly automated and experimental technologies in the maritime industry, the hearing will examine commercial and United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard or Service) uses of these technologies and the regulatory changes necessary to assure their safe use.


  1. Mr. T. Christian Spain
    Vice President of Government Relations
    American Maritime Officers
  2. Mr. Patrick Lahey
    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Triton Submarines
  3. Mr. Michael Johnson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sea Machines Robotics Inc.
  4. Mr. Sean Pribyl
    Committee Member
    Committee on Coast Guard Maritime Domain Awareness
  5. Rear Admiral Todd Wiemers
    Assistant Commandant for Capability (CG-7)
    United States Coast Guard
  6. Rear Admiral Wayne Arguin
    Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy (CG-5P)
    United States Coast Guard