State Dept. Shipping Meeting to Cover Human Element and Training Matters
The State Department will conduct an open meeting Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C., to prepare for the fourth session of the International Maritime Organization’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping, which will be held Jan. 30 through Feb. 3. The agenda items to be considered at this meeting include the following:
- decisions of other IMO bodies;
- validated model training courses;
- reports on unlawful practices associated with certificates of competency;
- guidance for the implementation of the 2010 Manila Amendments;
- comprehensive review of the 1995 STCW-F Convention;
- role of the human element;
- revision of the guidelines on fatigue;
- draft modernization plan of the GMDSS;
- amendments to the IGF Code and development of guidelines for low-flashpoint fuels;
- revision of requirements for escape route signs and equipment location markings in SOLAS and related instruments; and
- revised SOLAS regulation II-1/3-8 and associated guidelines (MSC.1/Circ. 1175) and new guidelines for safe mooring operations for all ships.
Those planning to attend this meeting should notify the meeting coordinator no later than Jan. 17.