The IMO Maritime Safety Committee is where maritime safety and security matters are discussed. They oversee the work of several sub-committees and cross committee subjects, covering many key regulations.
The LR Summary Report includes an executive summary for those requiring a general overview, and more technical information and explanations for those who would like more detail on the discussions that are expected to take place.
Key items include:
The adoption of amendments to the LSA Code and MSC.81(70) Revised recommendation on the testing of life-saving appliances for the ventilation of totally enclosed lifeboats.
The adoption of amendments to SOLAS chapter II-1 for onboard lifting appliances together with guidelines for both lifting appliances and anchor handling winches and their associated items of loose gear.
The adoption of amendments to SOLAS chapter II-2 and consequential amendments to the 1994 and 2000 High Speed Craft (HSC) Codes to prohibit the use of fire-fighting foams containing perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) due to its toxic nature.
MSC 107 adopted amendments to SOLAS Chapter V, the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate, the Cargo Ship Safety Certificate, Form E and Form C, the 1978 & 1988 SOLAS Protocols for the mandatory carriage of electronic inclinometers which are linked to the VDR, on new container ships and bulk carriers of 3,000GT and over.