Shipping Coordinating Committee Meetings

Friday, May 09, 2003
The U.S. Department of State issued Notices announcing three meetings of the Shipping Coordinating Committee. On May 20, the committee will meet in Washington, DC to discuss and decide upon possible changes to the subcommittee structure. Changes under consideration include disestablishment of the subcommittees on tonnage and measurement and on UNCTAD and establishment of subcommittees on IMO administration and budget; IMO technical cooperation; facilitation; carriage of bulk liquids and gases; ship design and equipment; dangerous goods; radio communications and search and rescue; fire protection; flag state implementation; safety of navigation; stability, load lines and fishing vessel safety; and standards of training, certification and watchkeeping. On May 20, the Subcommittee on Maritime Safety will meet in Washington, DC to finalize preparations the 77th session of the Maritime Safety Committee. On May 22, the Committee will conduct a joint meeting with the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) in St. Pete Beach, Florida to review the 7th session of the IMO Subcommittee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue and prepare for the 49th session of the IMO Subcommittee on Safety of Navigation. 68 Fed. Reg. 25080
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