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Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

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The Department of State announced in the Federal Register that it will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, by way of both in-person at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC and teleconference. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 9th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Subcommittee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 9) to be held at the IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom from Monday, January 23 to Friday, January 27, 2023. The Federal Register Notice is available at: Federal Register :: Notice of Public Meeting in Preparation for International Maritime Organization SDC 9 Meeting

Members of the public may participate in-person or up to the capacity of the teleconference phone line, which can handle 500 participants. To RSVP, participants should contact the meeting coordinator, LCDR Dimitri Wiener, by email at

To access the teleconference line, participants should call 202-475-4200 and use Participant Access: 2135102#.

Participant PIN: 13475355#.

The agenda items to be considered at this meeting mirror those to be considered at SDC 9, and include:

Please note: The Sub-Committee may, on short notice, adjust the SDC 9 agenda to accommodate the constraints associated with the virtual meeting format.  Although no changes to the agenda are anticipated, if any are necessary they will be provided to those who RSVP. 

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