The International Maritime Organization has issued the Provisional agenda for the 107th session of the Maritime Safety Committee.
MSC 107 will be held from Wednesday, 31 May to Friday, 9 June 2023 at IMO Headquarters, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR.
The session commences at 9.30 a.m. (UTC+1) on Wednesday, 31 May 2023.
Opening of the session
1 Adoption of the agenda; report on credentials
2 Decisions of other IMO bodies
3 Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments
4 Goal-based new ship construction standards
5 Development of a goal-based instrument for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)
6 Development of further measures to enhance the safety of ships relating to the use of fuel oil
7 Measures to enhance maritime security
8 Piracy and armed robbery against ships
9 Unsafe mixed migration by sea
10 Formal safety assessment
11 Carriage of cargoes and containers (Report of the eighth session of the Sub-Committee)
12 Ship design and construction (Report of the ninth session of the Sub-Committee)
13 Human element, training, and watchkeeping (Report of the ninth session of the Sub-Committee)
14 Ship systems and equipment (Report of the ninth session of the Sub-Committee)
15 Navigation, communications and search and rescue (Urgent matters emanating from the tenth session of the Sub-Committee)
16 Application of the Committee's method of work
17 Work programme
18 Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2024
19 Any other business
20 Consideration of the report of the Committee on its 107th session
1 In accordance with the Organization and method of work of the Maritime Safety Committee and Marine Environment Protection Committee and their subsidiary bodies (MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.5/Rev.3):
a) documents should be received by the Secretariat as follows*:
- 1. documents (including information documents) containing more than six pages of text (bulky documents)**, by 28 February 2023 (13-week deadline);
- 2. non-bulky documents including information documents (six pages or fewer) and bulky information documents submitted in electronic format, by 28 March 2023 (nine-week deadline); and
- 3. documents (four pages or fewer) commenting on those referred to in sub-paragraphs .1 and .2 above, by 11 April 2023 (seven-week deadline). These documents should start with a paragraph clearly indicating the document on which comments are made and stating that the document is submitted in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6.12.5 of MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.5/Rev.3;
b) for reasons of economy, documents should be submitted in single spacing, be as concise as possible and:
- 1. all documents should include a brief summary prepared in accordance with MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.5/Rev.3;
- 2. substantive documents should conclude with a summary of the action the Committee is invited to take; and
- 3. information documents should conclude with a summary of the information contained therein;
c) the following word-processing format should be observed in order to standardize the presentation of documents:
- font: Arial;
- font size: 11;
- justification: full;
- margins: 2 cm top, 2.5 cm bottom, left and right.
A template is available on the IMODOCS website for use in the preparation of documents.
To facilitate processing, documents should be submitted via the new Meeting Document Submission Portal on IMODOCS (Submission Portal) in Microsoft Word, as set out in Circular Letter No.4605.
Alternatively, submissions via email to email@example.com will also be accepted. Email submissions have a file size limit of 10 Mbytes.
If submitters do not receive an acknowledgment from the Secretariat within five working days of submission, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org without delay referring to the original email.
2 MSC has recommended that the provisions of MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.5/Rev.3, which, inter alia, provide that the Secretariat should strictly apply the rules concerning the submission of documents and not accept late submissions from Member States or international organizations, should be strictly observed.
3 In order to improve access to information and increase transparency, submitters of meeting documents are invited to give their consent for their documents to be released to the public prior to the meeting by checking the "opt-in box" at the top right corner of the new document template provided on IMODOCS (pre-session public release). In the absence of explicit consent, submissions will not be released to the public prior to the meeting.
*Documents other than information documents and reports of sub-committees, working, drafting, correspondence, and other groups and the Secretariat which contain more than 20 pages, in line with paragraph 6.11 of MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.5/Rev.3, will not be translated in their entirety. Such documents should include, for translation purposes, a summary not longer than four pages, with the technical content submitted as an annex in the language needed by working groups (i.e. English).
**In the case of documents containing more than 50 pages, the provisions of paragraph 6.12.1 of MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.5/Rev.3 apply.
Provisional agenda for the 107th session of the Maritime Safety Committee
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