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Insurance for autonomous underwater vehicles

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The background and practice of insurance for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are examined. Key topics include: relationships between clients, brokers and underwriters; contract wording to provide appropriate coverage; and actions to take when an incident occurs. Factors that affect cost of insurance are discussed, including level of autonomy, team experience and operating environment. Four case studies from industry and academia illustrate how AUV insurance has worked in practice. The paper concludes by stressing the importance of effective dialogue between client, broker and underwriter to review, assess and reduce risk to the benefit of all parties.

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Griffiths, G., Bose, N., Ferguson, J. and Blidberg, D.R. (2007) Insurance for autonomous underwater vehicles Underwater Technology, 27, (2), pp. 43-48.

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Published date: 2007
Keywords: autonomous underwater vehicles, risk, insurance

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Local EPrints ID: 46325
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46325
ISSN: 1756-0543
PURE UUID: 4a06b17b-35ea-4817-80c4-8a9f87df6b08

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Date deposited: 14 Jun 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:08

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