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4/30/2015: Notice of Shipping Coordinating Committee meeting

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The Coast Guard will hold an open meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Department of Transportation in Washingon, D.C.

The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the ninety fifth Session of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, from June 3 to June 12, 2015.

The agenda items to be considered include:

  • Adoption of the agenda; report on credentials
  • Decisions of other IMO bodies
  • Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments
  • Measures to enhance maritime security
  • Goal-based new ship construction standards
  • Passenger ship safety
  • Performance review and audit of LRIT Data Centres
  • Carriage of cargoes and containers (report of the first session of the Sub-Committee)
  • Human element, training and watch keeping (report of the second session of the Sub-Committee)
  • Ship design and construction (report of the second session of the Sub-Committee)
  • Navigation, communications and search and rescue (report of the second session of the Sub-Committee)
  • Ship systems and equipment (urgent matters emanating from the second session of the Sub-Committee)
  • Capacity building for the implementation of new measures
  • Formal safety assessment, including general cargo ship safety
  • Piracy and armed robbery against ships
  • Implementation of instruments and related matters
  • Relations with other organizations
  • Application of the Committee’s Guidelines
  • Work programme
  • Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2016
  • Any other business
  • Consideration of the report of the Committee on its ninety-fifth session


For further details on the meeting and how to attend, view the entire Federal Register notice. Those wishing to attend must contact the meeting coordinator on or before May 19, 2015.

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