IMO Member State Audit Summary Goes to Sub-Committee
The first consolidated audit summary report from mandatory audits conducted under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme will be considered this week, when the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments meets for its fifth session (III 5, 24-28 September).
The mandatory audit of all Member States commenced in 2016, with the aim of determining the extent to which they give full and complete effect to their obligations and responsibilities contained in a number of IMO treaty instruments.
The first summary report will provide vital information to assist the regulatory work of IMO as well as helping to identify capacity building or technical assistance needs.
The Sub-Committee will also continue its regular work to review marine safety investigation reports and produce lessons learned from marine casualties.
Other items on the agenda include the expected finalization of a draft Model agreement for the authorization of recognized organizations acting on behalf of the Administration, in line with the requirements of the Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code); and the updating of the Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification, the Non-exhaustive list of obligations under instruments relevant to the IMO instruments implementation Code (III Code), and Procedures for port State control, for adoption by the IMO Assembly at its thirty-first session next year.
The meeting was opened by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. III 5 is being chaired by Rear-Admiral Jean-Luc Le Liboux (France).