Ship Systems and Equipment Meeting Underway
The first set of international requirements for
onboard lifting appliances and winches are expected to be
finalized during this week's meeting of the Sub-Committee on Ship
Systems and Equipment (SSE).
The draft amendments to SOLAS as well as any necessary related
guidelines will be submitted to the Maritime Safety committee
(MSC) in June for consideration.
Also set for completion are draft amendments to the 2009 Mobile
Offshore Drilling Units (MODU) Code, covering machinery and
electrical installations in hazardous areas, fire safety, and
life-saving appliances and equipment.
The Sub-Committee's agenda also includes work on life-saving
appliances and arrangements, including new requirements for
ventilation of survival crafts and finalization of functional
requirements for SOLAS chapter III.
It will also develop work plans on fire protection on ro-ro
passenger ships and on further work related to test and
performance standards for life-saving appliances and arrangements
on board ships operating in polar waters.
The 4th session of the Sub-Committee (20-24 March) was opened by
International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General
Kitack Lim and is being chaired by Dr. Susumu Ota (Japan).
Mar 20, 2017