The U.S. Shipping Coordinating Committee
(SHC), sponsored by the Department
of State, will conduct two meetings in Washington, DC. The November 26
meeting will finalize preparations for the 76th Session of the IMO Maritime
Safety Committee. Items on the agenda include large passenger vessel
safety, bulk carrier safety, and measures to enhance maritime security.
This meeting will also finalize preparations for the International
Conference on Maritime Security to be held in London on December 9-13, 2002.
On December 13, 2002, the SHC will discuss the upcoming 46th Session of the
IMO Subcommittee on Stability and Load Lines and Fishing Vessel Safety
(SLF). Items in the agenda include harmonization of damage stability
provisions and large passenger vessel safety.
Source: HK Law