DEPARTMENT OF STATE
[Public Notice 5669]
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2007, in Room 6319 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC, 20593-0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 50th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) to be held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London, England from March 5 to March 9, 2007.
The primary matters to be considered include:-- Amendments to resolution A.744(18) regarding longitudinal strength of tankers;--Measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats;--Compatibility with life-saving appliances;--Test standards for extended service intervals of inflatable liferafts;--Amendments to the Guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters;--Revision of resolution A.760(18) regarding symbols related to life-saving appliances and arrangements;--Guidelines for uniform operating limitations of high-speed craft;--Consideration of IACS unified interpretations;--Inspection and survey requirements for accommodation ladders;--Revision of the Guidelines for systems for handling oily wastes in machinery spaces of ships (MEPC/Circ.235);--Development of provisions for gas-fuelled ships;--Performance standards for protective coatings;--Guidelines for maintenance and repair of protective coatings;--Requirements and standard for corrosion protection of permanent means of access arrangements;--Performance standards for recovery systems;--Guidelines for approval of novel-life-saving appliances;--Mandatory emergency towing systems in ships other than tankers greater than 20,000 dwt;--Review of the Special Purpose Ships (SPS) Code;--Revision of the Code on Alarms and Indicators (resolution A.830(19));--Amendments to the MODU Code;--Review of MEPC.1/Circ.511 and relevant MARPOL Annex I and Annex VI requirements.