Safety

SSE 3/15/8 Comments to document SSE 3/15/1 (2016)

This document comments on document SSE 3/15/1 (Secretariat), proposing minor editorial corrections to replace the existing text of the placeholder footnote to SOLAS regulation II‐2/23.4 with the reference to two existing circulars relating to requirements for the layout and ergonomic design of safety centres on passenger ships

FAL 40/INF.4; The guidelines on cybersecurity on board ships (2016)

This document provides information about the newly developed industry cybersecurity guidelines on board ships.

HTW 3/10/2; Enhanced damaged stability training programme (2016)

This document recalls the outcome of the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to enhanced damage stability training programme submitted to MSC 93, and subsequently forwarded to HTW 2, which can serve as a basis for discussion during the Sub-Committees review of STCW passenger ship-specific safety training.

HTW 3/10; Proposed amendments to the STCW Convention passenger ship specific safety training (2015)

This document proposes a revision of the training requirements for personnel on passenger ships as part of an active approach to enhance passenger ship safety in light of significant industry changes

MSC 95/19/8; Implementing e-navigation to enhance the safety of navigation and protection of the marine environment (2015) 

This document proposes six outputs on e-navigation as well as an amended High-level Action 5.2.6, "Development and implementation of e-navigation" Read More

MSC 95/19/7; Proposal for an unplanned output to revise guidelines on
SAR plans for cooperation
 (2015) 

This document contains a proposal for a new unplanned output to review the Guidelines for preparing plans for co-operation between search and rescue services and passenger ships (MSC.1/Circ.1079), in particular related to passenger ships transiting many SAR regions, and to develop ways of improving and simplifying the system of distributing SAR plans for cooperation Read More

SSE 2/19/3; Requirements for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear (2014)

This document provides proposals for further consideration by the Sub-Committee based on the conclusion of the Maritime Safety Committee that solutions noted during MSC 93 could be used to remove the identified  inconsistencies and ensuing confusion. The proposed amendments particularly address the scope of maintenance and servicing that may be carried out on specific life-saving appliances by specified ship's personnel. Read More

NCSR 1/23/2; Two independent echo-sounding devices (2014) 

This document comments on the Polar Code navigation chapter within the annex of NCSR1/23  Read More

MSC 94/INF.17; Ebola Virus Disease – Cruise industry precautionary measures  (2014) 

This document informs the Committee of some of the challenges presented by the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak and highlights some measures undertaken to prevent, mitigate and respond appropriately   Read More

MSC 94/6/4; SAR plans for cooperation (2014) 

Global SAR services need to be able to have immediate access to relevant details regarding a passenger ship in case of emergency. To this end, each passenger ship, the ship's company as defined in the ISM Code, and the SAR services work together to prepare, review, and update SAR plans for cooperation. This document is intended to update the Committee regarding ongoing efforts amongst the parties involved with providing and maintaining SAR plans for cooperation to improve their effectiveness where necessary. Read More

MSC 94/6/1; Further consideration of the proposal to extend, to existing passenger ships, the SOLAS requirement relating to computerized stability support for the master in case of flooding  (2014) 

This document takes forward the discussion at MSC 92 on the proposal to extend, to existing passenger ships, the SOLAS requirement relating to computerized stability support for the master in case of flooding  Read More

MSC 94/3/18 ; Comments on document MSC 94/3/7 (POLARIS)  (2014) 

This document comments on POLARIS, as presented in document MSC 94/3/7 (IACS)   Read More

MSC 93/INF.11 ; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships: Analysis of simplified calculation of the attained subdivision index A  (2014) 

This document provides results from analysis of a simplified calculation of the attained subdivision index A   Read More

MSC 93/20/4; Justification to expand the existing output to include development of amendments to SOLAS and other mandatory instruments to make the application of evacuation analysis to passenger ships mandatory  (2014) 

This document proposes to expand the existing output "Review of the recommendations on evacuation analysis for new and existing passenger ships" (planned output 5.1.1.3) to include development of amendments to SOLAS and other mandatory instruments to make the application of evacuation analysis to passenger ships mandatory  Read More

MSC 93/10/19; Development of a mandatory code for ships operating in polar waters: Two independent echo-sounding devices (2014) 

This document comments on the draft Polar Code, chapter 10 (Safety of navigation), within annex 3 of the report of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 1/26)  Read More

MSC 93/6/14 ; Comments on MSC 93/6/5  (2014) 

This document provides comments from the global cruise industry on the recommendation by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects to review the seating capacity width in lifeboats  Read More

MSC 93/6/12 ; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships: Enhanced damage control plans  (2014) 

This document provides a tangible output from the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to proposed enhancements to the damage control plan based on experience of the global cruise industry and use on board during damage response drills. Improved functionality of such plans for the end user would not only support the industry effort to achieve a successful outcome in the event of flooding but also forms part of a comprehensive package of outputs that are intended to drive a step change in safety on new and existing cruise passenger ships.  Read More

MSC 93/6/11; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships: Enhanced damage stability training  (2014) 

This document provides a tangible output from the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to enhanced damage stability training programme. Training providers should consider developing course programmes to meet these content standards. Participation in such a course would not only represent the culmination of operational damage stability management but also forms part of a comprehensive package of outputs that are intended to drive a step change in safety on new and existing cruise passenger ships. Read More

MSC 93/6/10; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships: Damage response strategy  (2014) 

This document provides a tangible output from the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to a proposed damage response strategy that includes procedures for damage assessment and control drills. This proposed strategy forms part of a comprehensive approach to enhance survivability after flooding and are intended to drive a step change in safety on new and existing cruise passenger ships.  Read More

MSC 93/6/9 ; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships: Monitoring and assessing risk from operation of watertight doors  (2014) 

This document provides a tangible output from the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to monitoring and assessing risk from operation of watertight doors on board cruise ships and to enhance survivability after flooding. These proposed guidelines are intended to drive a step change in safety on new and existing cruise passenger ships.  Read More

MSC 93/6/8; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships: Simplified calculation of the attained subdivision index A  (2014) 

This document provides a tangible output from the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to a simplified calculation of the attained subdivision index A to enhance survivability after flooding that are intended to drive a step change in safety on new and existing cruise passenger ships  Read More

MSC 93/6/7; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships: Measures to enhancesurvivability after flooding  (2014) 

This document provides a tangible output from the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to industry measures to enhance survivability after flooding that are intended to drive a step change in safety on new cruise passenger ships  Read More

MSC 93/6/6 ; Damage stability of cruise passenger ships  (2014) 

The Cruise Ship Safety Forum (CSSF), a tripartite group of cruise ship operators, shipbuilders, and classification societies, is actively working on matters related to damage stability on cruise ships, including solutions for newbuilds and existing ships, and in particular probabilistic damage stability, watertight doors and damage response tools/procedures that represent a comprehensive approach from the design, operation and emergency situation management aspects of the ship. This document provides a summary of tangible outputs from the CSSF that are intended to drive a step change in safety on new and existing cruise passenger ships.  Read More

LEG 101/8/3 ; IMO Reservation and Guidelines for Implementation of the Athens Convention  (2014) 

This document draws the Legal Committee's attention to the insurance ramifications for vessels registered in States who have ratified, or will ratify, the 2002 Protocol but have not deposited the 2006 Reservation  Read More

HTW 2/10/3; Enhanced damage stability training programme (2014) 

This document, recalling the tangible output from the Cruise Ship Safety Forum related to enhanced damage stability training programme, provides comments which can serve as a basis for discussion on enhanced damage stability training during the Sub-Committee's review of STCW passenger ship-specific safety training  Read More

HTW 2/10/2 ; Comments on the report of the correspondence group  (2014) 

This document comments on the outcome of the work of the correspondence group on the review and revision of passenger ship specific training within the STCW Convention and Code (HTW 2/10/1)  Read More

SDC 1/24/6 ; Additional considerations regarding proposed risk-based distance criteria for gas fuel tanks for inclusion in the draft IGF Code  (2013) 

This document comments on Norway's proposal to develop risk-based distance criteria for gas fuel tanks for inclusion in the draft IGF Code  Read More

SDC 1/7/3 ; Damage stability of cruise ships  (2013) 

The Cruise Ship Safety Forum, a tripartite group of cruise ship operators, shipbuilders, and classification societies, is actively working on matters related to damage stability on cruise ships, including solutions for newbuilding and existing ships, and in particular probabilistic damage stability, watertight doors and damage response tools/procedures that represent a comprehensive approach from the design, operation and emergency situation management aspects of the ship. Although this work is ongoing, tangible outputs to drive a step change in cruise ship safety are anticipated in the near term.  Read More

SDC 1/3/22 ; Forward looking echo sounding device  (2013) 

This document comments on the annex to the report of the Intersessional Working Group on the Polar Code (SDC 1/3), specifically to the proposed requirements for nautical information within chapter 10 of the draft International Code of Safety for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)  Read More

SDC 1/3/21 ; Stowage of personal and group survival equipment  (2013) 

This document comments on the annex to the report of the Intersessional Working Group on the Polar Code (SDC 1/3), specifically to the proposed requirements for personal and group survival equipment within chapter 9 of the draft International Code of Safety for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)  Read More

SDC 1/3/20 ; Communications capabilities in survival craft  (2013) 

This document comments on the report of the Correspondence Group on the Polar Code, specifically with respect to the survival craft communications capabilities described in chapter 11 of the draft International Code of Safety for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)  Read More

NAV 59/13/1; Clarification of SOLAS regulation V/27 (2013) 

This document comments on the footnote proposed in NAV 59/13 to clarify SOLAS regulation V/27. Practical difficulties that might arise from the footnote are described and a proposal is made to develop an annex to SN.1/Circ.266/Rev.1, which is referenced in the proposed footnote. The aim of the new annex is to develop a framework and process to formalize the development of new ECDIS display standards, to ensure standards are only developed when necessary and that a suitable period of time is allowed for the update of ships' ECDIS after the release of a new standard, prior to implementation.  Read More

MSC 92/6/10 ; Comments relating to the Costa Concordia incident: specific comments on Italy's recommendations  (2013) 

This document provides comments relating to the Costa Concordia incident  Read More

MSC 92/6/9; Comments relating to the Costa Concordia incident:the importance of shoreside management to maintaining shipboard safety  (2013) 

This document provides comments relating to the Costa Concordia incident  Read More

MSC 92/6/1; Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review (2013) 

This document provides additional outputs from the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review and proposes a further revision to include these additional outputs in the annex to MSC.1/Circ.1446/Rev.1  Read More

DE 57/11/22; Polar Waters Operating Manual (2013) 

This document comments on the topic of a Polar Water Operating Manual (PWOM) and proposes a list of key elements which should be addressed and provides a draft general outline of PWOM requirements in the annex  Read More

DE 57/11/21; Administrative procedures for application of the Polar Code (2013) 

This document comments on the draft Polar Code and suggests a practicable way to manage its application to individual ships  Read More

MSC 91/11/6; Amendments to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code (2012) 

"This document comments on the output of the Working Group on the Role of Human Element in respect of draft amendments to the ISM Code and associated guidelines. The sponsors propose changes to the draft text, including deletion of requirements found in other instruments, with the intention of aiding clarity and consistency of implementation.  Read More

MSC 91/7/1 ; Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review  (2012) 

This document provides additional outputs from the cruise industry operational safety review and proposes a revision to include these additional outputs in the annex to MSC.1/Circ.1446  Read More

MSC 90/27/12; Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review  (2012) 

This document describes certain specific additional outputs from the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review, which was undertaken immediately following the Concordia incident, under the leadership of CLIA, to address operational safety. These particular outputs relate to the subjects of passage planning and personnel access to the Bridge. This work will continue and recommendations will be provided to the industry, IMO and governments on an ongoing basis.  Read More

MSC 90/27/11; Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review (2012) 

This document describes a specific additional output from the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review, which was undertaken immediately following the Concordia incident, under the leadership of CLIA, to address operational safety. This particular output relates to the subject of Carriage of Additional Lifejackets on board. This work will continue and ecommendations will be provided to the industry, IMO and governments on an ongoing basis.  Read More

MSC 90/27/2 ; Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review  (2012) 

This document describes certain specific initial outputs from the cruise industry operational safety review, which was undertaken immediately following the Costa Concordia incident, under the leadership of the CLIA, to address operational safety. This work will continue and recommendations will be provided to the industry, IMO and Governments on an ongoing basis.  Read More

MSC 90/27/1 ; Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review  (2012) 

This document describes the work undertaken immediately following the Concordia incident, under the leadership of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), to address operational safety. This work will continue and recommendations will be provided to the industry, IMO and governments on an ongoing basis.  Read More

MSC 90/25/21 ; Comments on the proposal for a revision of resolution A.486(XII) on Recommendation on the use of adequately qualified deep-sea pilots in the North Sea, English Channel and Skagerrak  (2012) 

This document comments and seeks clarification on a proposal in MSC 90/25/2 by Austria et al. for the inclusion of an unplanned output to revise resolution A.486(XII) to include an additional annex detailing factors to be taken into account when considering the use of a deep-sea pilot  Read More

MSC 87/7/5 ; Comments on the report of DE 53 regarding life-saving appliances  (2012) 

Industry associations comment on draft Guidelines developed by the DE Sub-Committee regarding the assessment of lifeboat hook release mechanisms. The co-sponsors express concern that by limiting the design review assessment to the issue of wear rates, some other factors that may have contributed to release mechanism failures have not been sufficiently considered. Read More

COMSAR 16/11/2 ; Comments on the Report of the Correspondence Group on e-navigation to COMSAR 16  (2012) 

This document comments on the report of the Correspondence Group (CG) on e-navigation (COMSAR 16/11) and on the CG discussion regarding the future of AIS. Comment by the CG that the human element should receive careful consideration during the development of an e-navigation strategy is supported.  Read More

FP 55/7/3 ; Comments on document FP 55/7  (2011) 

This document comments on document FP 55/7 submitted by Germany and suggests that the assumption that a main vertical zone (MVZ) is not available for internal transit is beyond the accepted casualty threshold   Read More

DE 56/INF.9 ; IAATO polar risk assessment (2011) 

This document and the attached study provide an overview of shipping activities undertaken with the objective of establishing the size of the passenger ship population in both the Arctic and Antarctica. This information is useful when interpreting the trends implicit in the historical casualty data for both regions.  Read More

DE 56/3/2 ; Draft performance standard for recovery capability  (2011) 

This document comments on the revised proposal for recovery capability in document DE 56/3 (Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom and IMRF) Read More

DE 55/7/2 ; Proposed mandatory use of fall preventer devices in lifeboat fitted with on-loadrelease mechanisms as referred to in SOLAS regulation III/1.5  (2011) 

In this document the industry co-sponsors propose mandatory use of fall preventer devices (FPDs) to prevent life threatening accidents in davit launched lifeboats fitted with on-load release hooks  Read More

DE 55/5/1 ; Safety provisions applicable to tenders operating from passenger ships  (2011) 

This document comments on the report and deliberations of the SLF Sub-Committee regarding this topic  Read More

DE 55/4/1 ; "Performance based" performance standard for recovery systems  (2011) 

The co-sponsors advise that a ""performance based"" performance standard for recovery systems is unrealistic, impractical and too restrictive, taking into account that commercial ships are not designed to recover large numbers of people at sea  Read More

STW 42/13/2 ; Guidelines for passenger ship tender operator  (2011) 

This document provides in the annex guidelines relating to operator's certification to be included in the Guidelines being developed by the DE Sub-Committee for consideration of the Sub-Committee  Read More

STCW/CONF.2/20; Review of section A-VIII/1 - Fitness for duty  (2011) 

This document highlights the importance of maintaining both a daily and weekly exception, with appropriate safeguards, from the minimum rest periods set out in paragraph 2 of section A-VIII/1 of the STCW Code, in order to allow for short-term peak workloads. Flexibility through exceptions, with safeguards, is required to ensure harmonization with other relevant International Conventions, avoid problems with Port State Control and to help prevent fatigue.  Read More

ISWG LRH/2/3 ; Proposed amended "Guidelines for evaluation and replacement of lifeboat on-load release mechanisms" referred to in SOLAS regulation III/1.5  (2011) 

The industry co-sponsors provide discussion of and propose amendments to the proposed ""Guidelines for evaluation and replacement of lifeboat on load release mechanisms"", to chapter IV of the LSA Code and to proposed SOLAS regulation III/1.5"  Read More

DE 54/INF.2 ; A tiered risk assessment approach to polar operations safety and the mandatory Polar Code (2011) 

As a consultant to CLIA on the matter of Polar safety and operations, the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) commissioned Safety at Sea Ltd. (SaS) to undertake an initial risk assessment study of SOLAS passenger vessels operating in Antarctic waters. This preliminary study is aimed at supporting passenger ship operators in the development of a Tiered Risk Assessment approach that can be used in the development and application of a mandatory Polar Code and/or as a framework for voyage planning and risk assessment.  Read More

DE 54/7 ; Comments on the report of DE 53  (2011) 

The co-sponsors consider that setting "ship specific" performance standards for recovery systems is within the scope of measures to be addressed when complying with the requirements of the ISM Code. Ships should have audited plans and procedures to address recovery of casualties and consideration of a performance standard for this function should remain a matter for individual ships. Text for a draft MSC circular is included for consideration by the Sub-Committee.  Read More

DE 54/4/1; Comments on document DE 54/4/Rev.1 (2011) 

CLIA notes that IMO is more and more relying on risk assessment for the development of regulations and guidance in the safe design and operation of vessels. CLIA suggests that the floatability assessment requirements contained in the draft guidelines be implemented on a situation-by-situation basis as a result of the risk assessment, rather than requiring this comprehensive assessmentregardless of the condition in which the ship is sailing and subject to little or no risk of collision or grounding.  Read More

NAV 55/12 ; Guidelines on the layout and ergonomic design of safety centers on passenger ships  (2011) 

At a previous NAV Sub-Committee meeting, CLIA suggested that our industry may be able to provide commentary into the subject debate based on experience gained in the actual construction of Safety Centres on newer ships. This document provides this commentary  Read More

MSC 86/INF.2 ; New work programme item proposal for a visible element to the general emergency alarm for the hearing impaired (2009) 

The annex to this document is provided in support of the new work programme item proposal given in document MSC 86/23/10  Read More

MSC 86/23/10; New work programme item proposal for a visible element to the general emergency alarm for the hearing impaired  (2009) 

This document proposes the development of a non-mandatory guideline regarding a visible element to the general emergency alarm on passenger ships to accommodate passengers who are deaf or hard of hearing  Read More

MSC 86/12/5; Comments on the draft amendments to MSC.1/Circ.1206  (2009) 

This document draws the Committee’s attention to a minor inconsistency in the draft amendments to MSC.1/Circ.1206, should the Committee approve the amendments as requested by DE 52.  Read More

DE 53/20/1 ; Guidelines for visible element to general alarm systems on passenger ships  (2009) 

This agenda item was added at MSC 86th session to provide guidelines for the installation of a visible element to the general alarm on passenger ships. At annex to this document are draft guidelines for this purpose.  Read More

DE 53/14; Passenger Vessel Tender Guidelines  (2009) 

This document provides at annex a preliminary draft of Passenger Vessel Tender Guidelines for the further consideration of the Sub-Committee  Read More

DE 53/12/1; Guidance for Administrations when considering bottom inspection during in-water survey in lieu of dry dock, for passenger ships other than ro-ro passenger ships, of less than 15 years of age (2009) 

This document provides draft guidance for Administrations when considering bottom inspection during in-water survey in lieu of dry dock for passenger ships other than ro-ro passenger ships of less than 15 years of age, under the work programme item H.14. Read More

DE 52/9/6; Comment on the report of the Correspondence Group  (2009) 

Recognizing the broad spectrum of vessels and marine operations in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and that one size will not fit all of these, CLIA proposes a tiered approach to development of the proposed Guidelines based on risk assessment as opposed to simply amending the existing text.  Read More

STW 40/7/66 ; Chapter I of the STCW Convention and Code: Distance and e-learning (2008) 

This document comments on STW 40/7/4 and highlights CLIA’s view that the proposed text unduly restricts the Administrations from recognizing distance learning and e-learning programmes developed by shipping companies or independent subject matter experts  Read More

STW 40/7/65 ; Chapter V of the STCW Convention and Code: Fire-fighting training for personnel on passenger ships  (2008) 

This document comments on STW 40/7/7 relating to the use of the term “large” passenger ships in part B of the STCW Code. CLIA believes that this term has already been dropped from the safety discussions at MSC and should be deleted from the STCW Code. Section B-V/2 in STW 40/7/7 also does not clearly outline the training required or the extent of the crew to which the training should be applicable. Read More

SLF 51/10/3; The DE Sub-Committee’s work on operational limitations of watertight doors (2008) 

This document proposes that the Sub-Committee be instructed to await the outcome of the correspondence group of the DE Sub-Committee with regard to operational limitations of watertight doors  Read More

MSC 85/10/2; Examination of the outside of the ship’s bottom on passenger ships (2008) 

This document notes the lack of progress at FSI 16 in drafting an amendment to the Survey Guidelines under the HSSC to recognize the possibility of an extended dry-dock interval for passenger ships as decided at MSC 84 and thus emphasizes the need for such action  Read More

MSC 84/22/24; Tenders operating from passenger ships (2008) 

This document comments on document MSC 84/22/8 by the United Kingdom and IACS proposing a new work programme item for tender vessels operating from cruise ships.  Read More

MSC 84/22/10; Alternative arrangements for the bottom inspection requirements for passenger ships (2008) 

This document proposes that Guidelines be developed to ensure that sound technical judgement is exercised by Administrations which allow their passenger ships (other than ro-ro passenger ships) to have an inspection of the outside of the ship’s bottom carried out in water, rather than in dry dock. The proposal takes into consideration possible scope for misinterpretation between the Guidelines on HSSC resolution A.997(25) and the mandatory requirements of SOLAS 1974, as amended, regulation I/7(ii).  Read More

FP 53/18/1; Draft Explanatory notes relevant to the safe return to port for passenger ships (2008) 

Italy and CLIA propose draft Explanatory notes relevant to the safe return to port for passenger ships, as contained in resolution MSC.216(82)  Read More

FP 53/8; Report of the correspondence group  (2008) 

This document provides the report of the Correspondence Group on Clarification of SOLAS chapter II-2 Requirements Regarding Interrelation Between Central Control Station and Safety Centre  Read More

DE 52/INF.3 ; Alternative arrangements for the inspection of the outside of the passenger ship’s bottom (other than ro-ro passenger ships) (2008) 

This document provides the information on the practice that exists in the cruise industry pertaining to the inspection of the outside of the ship’s bottom. The practice is supported by the classification requirements and approved by a number of flag Administrations as an alternative to the inspection in dry-dock.  Read More

DE 52/20/4; Guidance for Administrations when considering bottom inspection during in-water survey in lieu of drydock for passenger ships, other than ro-ro passenger ships, of less than 15 years of age  (2008) 

This document provides draft guidance for Administrations to properly consider applications to have bottom inspection in water in lieu of bottom inspection in drydock, under the work programme item H.21.  Read More

COMSAR 12/6/8; CLIA Member Cruise Lines Contingency Planning When Operating in Areas Remote from SAR Services (2008) 

This document re-states the CLIA Member Lines support and commitment to the contingency planning guidance approved by the Maritime Safety Committee at its eight-first session and delineated in MSC.1/Circ.1184. In addition, as a result of recent incidents in the Antarctic involving passenger ships, CLIA would like to update the COMSAR Sub-Committee on what actions CLIA has taken to mitigate future incidents  Read More

SLF 50/15/1; Proposed guidance to determine the impact of open watertight doors on survivability  (2007) 

This document comments on the proposal submitted by Sweden and the United States regarding guidance by which Administrations may determine the impact of open watertight doors on survivability  Read More

MSC 83/INF.15 ;  Establishment of Industry Lifeboat Group (ILG) (2007) 

This document advises the Committee of the formation of an industry group to address issues relating to lifeboat safety.   Read More

MSC 83/15/5; Revised Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC) (2007) 

This document proposes amended wording for the draft Revised Survey Guidelines under the HSSC and requests for review by the proper technical IMO Sub-Committee concerning the inspection of the outside of the passenger ship’s bottom. The revised wording proposed by FSI 15 does not provide for any flag Administration flexibility to consider technical improvements to coating systems and underwater survey techniques.  Read More

MSC 83/9/5; MSC.1/Circ.1206 – Measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats (2007) 

This document provides the Committee with proposals on suggested amendments to MSC.1/Circ.1206 to facilitate its effective implementation.  Read More

DE 51/16/1 ; Comment on the report of the Correspondence Group on Life-saving Appliances (LSA)  (2007) 

This document comments on the work of the Correspondence Group on Life-saving Appliances (LSA) formed by the DE Sub-Committee.  Read More

DE/51/10/2 ; Comments on the report of the Correspondence Group on Life-saving Appliances (LSA)  (2007) 

This document comments on the work of the Correspondence Group on Life-saving Appliances (LSA) formed by the DE Sub-Committee.   Read More

MSC 82/3/10; Comments on implementation dates for the draft SOLAS amendments (2006) 

There are a number of amendments to the 1974 SOLAS Convention that are being considered. This document presents ICCL’s views with regards to, where appropriate, harmonizing the date of their coming into force Read More

MSC 82/3/14; Results of balcony fire risk assessments  (2006) 

As requested by MSC 81, ICCL summarizes the results of fire safety risk assessments of cruise ship balconies conducted in the wake of the balcony fire on the passenger ship Star Princess  Read More

MSC 82/21/18; Central control stations and safety centres on passenger ships (2006) 

This document contains the proposal for clarification of the requirements pertaining to the installation of central control stations and safety centres in order to avoid any confusion in the centralization of emergency management on board passenger ships  Read More

SLF 49/4/5; Requirement for return to port under own power (2006) 

ICCL believes that a requirement for return to port under own power with two compartments damaged has not been fully considered or justified in terms of safety or feasibility, or in terms of the concept of progressive damage i.e. remaining habitable for three hours for evacuation and abandonment. An achievable alternative that meets these goals is recommended  Read More

STW 38/5/1; Review and revision of IMO model courses 1.28 and 1.29  (2006) 

This document provides information on the progress of the review and revision of IMO model courses 1.28 and 1.29 with a view to update and the incorporation of the concept of “safe areas” to the curriculum  Read More

STW 38/12/13; Review of the STCW Convention and Code (2006) 

This document notes the proliferation of requirements for training, exercises and drills required of seafarers and suggests consideration that a review of required training and exercise requirements be undertaken in a risk based holistic manner and that new requirements be co-ordinated appropriately through the STW Sub-Committee Read More

FP 51/14/1 ; Fire safety of external areas on passenger ships  (2006) 

This document discusses various aspects of the fire safety of external areas on passenger ships, and includes recommendations for applying SOLAS chapter II-2 to such areas  Read More

MSC 81/4/2 ; Comments on the outcome of FP 50 (2006) 

This document provides comments on documents MSC 81/4 and MSC 81/13 regarding onboard safety centres  Read More