One Sea has appointed a new secretary general, Sinikka Hartonen, to replace Paivi Haikkola who led the organisation working to develop standards and conditions for autonomous ships for five years.

Hartonen, who was already a member of the One Sea advisory board, was previously head of environment and technology at the Finnish Shipowners’ Association and has also worked for the country’s transport agency and maritime administration in various roles.

Haikkola left earlier this year to join ABB Marine Propulsion as head of operations.