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2018-01-21 15:07:27
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During the year, members of the IMO Committee of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects represented the Institution at IMO Committees and Sub-Committees. The following is a summary of matters addressed by IMO in those Committees:

Ship Design and Construction (SDC) 4

o Amendments to SOLAS II-1 SDS regulations 6 and 8.1.
o Computerised stability support for the master in case of flooding for existing passenger ships.
o Second generation intact stability criteria
o Amendments to part B of the 2008 IS Code on towing, lifting and anchor handling operations
o Safe Mooring Operations
o classification of offshore industry vessels and a review of the need for a non-mandatory code for offshore construction support vessels
o Amendments to the 2011 ESP Code.
o Mandatory instrument and/or provisions addressing safety standards for the carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel on board vessels engaged in international voyages
o Guidelines for use of FRP in ship structures.

The Sub-committee agreed to set up working and drafting groups at the next meeting on:-
o Intact Stability
o SDS
o Safety of WIG craft
o Safe mooring operations.
o Carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel.
The following correspondence groups were agreed:-
o Intact Stability
o SDS
o Carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel
o Safe mooring operations

Ship systems and equipment (SSE) 4

o Requirements for onboard lifting appliances and anchor handling winches
o Objectives and functional requirements of Life Saving Appliances (LSA).
o Implementation of the LSA Code.
o New requirements for ventilation of survival craft.
o Consequential amendments to the Polar Code.
o Unified Interpretations.
o FSS Code matters relating to CO2 pipelines

The sub-committee agreed to set up working and drafting groups at the next meeting on:-
o Fire Protection
o Life saving appliances
o On board lifting appliances and winches
o Anti crushing protection devices for WT doors
The following correspondence groups were agreed:-
o Life saving appliances
o On board lifting appliances

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 98

o Amendments were made to the following,
1974 SOLAS, IGF Code, 1994 HSC Code, 2000 HSC Code, LSA Code, IMSBC Code
o Cyber Security
o The Polar Code
o The value of 'R' in SOLAS regulation II-1/6.
o The Safety Level Approach associated with Goal Cased Standards.
o Onboard Lifting Appliances and Winches.
o New work programme items on Autonomous Surface ships, and Amendments to SOLAS Ch. III and the LSA Code.

The committee agreed to set up working and drafting groups at the next meeting on:-
o Goal based standards.
o Maritime security
o Safety measures for non-SOLAS ships operating in Polar waters
o Amendments to mandatory instruments
o Maritime Autonomous surface ships

Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) 71

o BWM
o Air pollution
o Energy Efficiency
o Fuel oil availability and quality
o Further Technical and Operational Measures for Enhancing Energy Efficiency of International Shipping
o Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships
o Inadequacy of Reception Facilities
Headquarters 1507 21 Jan 2018
IMO Activities in 2017
During the year, members of the IMO Committee of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects represented the Institution at IMO Committees and Sub-Committees. The following is a summary of matters addressed by IMO in those Committees:

Ship Design and Construction (SDC) 4

o Amendments to SOLAS II-1 SDS regulations 6 and 8.1.
o Computerised stability support for the master in case of flooding for existing passenger ships.
o Second generation intact stability criteria
o Amendments to part B of the 2008 IS Code on towing, lifting and anchor handling operations
o Safe Mooring Operations
o classification of offshore industry vessels and a review of the need for a non-mandatory code for offshore construction support vessels
o Amendments to the 2011 ESP Code.
o Mandatory instrument and/or provisions addressing safety standards for the carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel on board vessels engaged in international voyages
o Guidelines for use of FRP in ship structures.

The Sub-committee agreed to set up working and drafting groups at the next meeting on:-
o Intact Stability
o SDS
o Safety of WIG craft
o Safe mooring operations.
o Carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel.
The following correspondence groups were agreed:-
o Intact Stability
o SDS
o Carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel
o Safe mooring operations

Ship systems and equipment (SSE) 4

o Requirements for onboard lifting appliances and anchor handling winches
o Objectives and functional requirements of Life Saving Appliances (LSA).
o Implementation of the LSA Code.
o New requirements for ventilation of survival craft.
o Consequential amendments to the Polar Code.
o Unified Interpretations.
o FSS Code matters relating to CO2 pipelines

The sub-committee agreed to set up working and drafting groups at the next meeting on:-
o Fire Protection
o Life saving appliances
o On board lifting appliances and winches
o Anti crushing protection devices for WT doors
The following correspondence groups were agreed:-
o Life saving appliances
o On board lifting appliances

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 98

o Amendments were made to the following,
1974 SOLAS, IGF Code, 1994 HSC Code, 2000 HSC Code, LSA Code, IMSBC Code
o Cyber Security
o The Polar Code
o The value of 'R' in SOLAS regulation II-1/6.
o The Safety Level Approach associated with Goal Cased Standards.
o Onboard Lifting Appliances and Winches.
o New work programme items on Autonomous Surface ships, and Amendments to SOLAS Ch. III and the LSA Code.

The committee agreed to set up working and drafting groups at the next meeting on:-
o Goal based standards.
o Maritime security
o Safety measures for non-SOLAS ships operating in Polar waters
o Amendments to mandatory instruments
o Maritime Autonomous surface ships

Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) 71

o BWM
o Air pollution
o Energy Efficiency
o Fuel oil availability and quality
o Further Technical and Operational Measures for Enhancing Energy Efficiency of International Shipping
o Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships
o Inadequacy of Reception Facilities
 
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2017-11-14 15:26:54
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Recent studies have been published, the first relating to global shipping GHG emissions between 2013-2015, picking up from where the third IMO Greenhouse gas study left off, and the second on slow steaming by CE Delft

The Institution's IMO Committee would welcome views on the paper and implications of mandatory speed limits and slow steaming would be much appreciated.

http://www.theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/Global-shipping-GHG-emissions-2013-2015_ICCT-Report_17102017_vF.pdf

http://www.cleanshipping.org/download/Slow-steaming-CE-Delft-final.pdf
Headquarters 1526 14 Nov 2017
GHG Emissions
Recent studies have been published, the first relating to global shipping GHG emissions between 2013-2015, picking up from where the third IMO Greenhouse gas study left off, and the second on slow steaming by CE Delft

The Institution's IMO Committee would welcome views on the paper and implications of mandatory speed limits and slow steaming would be much appreciated.

http://www.theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/Global-shipping-GHG-emissions-2013-2015_ICCT-Report_17102017_vF.pdf

http://www.cleanshipping.org/download/Slow-steaming-CE-Delft-final.pdf
 
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2017-07-25 13:55:00
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SUMMARY

Members of the Institution's IMO Committee attended MEPC 71

Two items dominated the discussions; reducing GHG emissions from ships and the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention which enters into force on the 8th of September this year. New updated versions of the BWM regulations exist that mean that it will take some time before the full regulations come into force for all ships. There was not much time spent discussing the data collection system, sharing an agenda item with the EEDI.

There was an inter sessional working group (ISWG) the week before the MEPC, which planned out the IMO work on a "roadmap" to reduce GHG emissions. The ISWG came up with a list of the methods and policy measures; among these list of measures is the data collection system, EEDI, technologies and calls for new studies. There was another working group on this during MEPC 71 and the output was as a outline for the IMO GHG "Road-map". The report still did not contain any mention of GHG emissions apart from the title, so there is still some challenges ahead.

The full report can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/ReportofMEPC71.pdf
Headquarters 1355 25 Jul 2017
Report of MEPC 71
SUMMARY

Members of the Institution's IMO Committee attended MEPC 71

Two items dominated the discussions; reducing GHG emissions from ships and the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention which enters into force on the 8th of September this year. New updated versions of the BWM regulations exist that mean that it will take some time before the full regulations come into force for all ships. There was not much time spent discussing the data collection system, sharing an agenda item with the EEDI.

There was an inter sessional working group (ISWG) the week before the MEPC, which planned out the IMO work on a "roadmap" to reduce GHG emissions. The ISWG came up with a list of the methods and policy measures; among these list of measures is the data collection system, EEDI, technologies and calls for new studies. There was another working group on this during MEPC 71 and the output was as a outline for the IMO GHG "Road-map". The report still did not contain any mention of GHG emissions apart from the title, so there is still some challenges ahead.

The full report can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/ReportofMEPC71.pdf
 
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2017-07-15 15:55:37
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MSC 98 was held from 7 to 16 June 2017 and attended by members of the IMO Committee.

SUMMARY

Amendments were made to the following, and the majority were agreed:

o 1974 SOLAS
o IGF Code
o 1994 HSC Code
o 2000 HSC Code
o LSA Code
o IMSBC Code
All the amendments were deemed to be accepted on 1 July 2019 and enter into force on 1 January 2020. The amendment to the IMBSC Code will be accepted and enter into force one year earlier.

Other matters discussed at MSC98 included:

o Cyber Security
o The Polar Code
o The value of 'R' in SOLAS regulation II-1/6.
o The Safety Level Approach associated with Goal Cased Standards.
o Onboard Lifting Appliances and Winches.
o New work programme items on Autonomous Surface ships, and Amendments to SOLAS Ch. III and the LSA Code.

The full Report can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/ReportofMSC98.pdf
Headquarters 1555 15 Jul 2017
Report of MSC 98
MSC 98 was held from 7 to 16 June 2017 and attended by members of the IMO Committee.

SUMMARY

Amendments were made to the following, and the majority were agreed:

o 1974 SOLAS
o IGF Code
o 1994 HSC Code
o 2000 HSC Code
o LSA Code
o IMSBC Code
All the amendments were deemed to be accepted on 1 July 2019 and enter into force on 1 January 2020. The amendment to the IMBSC Code will be accepted and enter into force one year earlier.

Other matters discussed at MSC98 included:

o Cyber Security
o The Polar Code
o The value of 'R' in SOLAS regulation II-1/6.
o The Safety Level Approach associated with Goal Cased Standards.
o Onboard Lifting Appliances and Winches.
o New work programme items on Autonomous Surface ships, and Amendments to SOLAS Ch. III and the LSA Code.

The full Report can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/ReportofMSC98.pdf
 
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2017-04-17 10:14:01
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The Institution has submitted a paper commenting on IMO paper MSC/20/9 concerning deficiencies on lifeboat matters, for consideration at MSC 98. The Institution has become aware that a number of the associated expected performance requirements are not addressed in revisions to SOLAS Ch III or in the LSA Code. The Institution is concerned that currently approved survival craft systems and equipment will not be able to fulfil the requirements of regulations based on these performance requirements that will eventually apply to alternative designs and arrangements of survival craft systems.
Headquarters 1014 17 Apr 2017
Survival craft systems and equipment
The Institution has submitted a paper commenting on IMO paper MSC/20/9 concerning deficiencies on lifeboat matters, for consideration at MSC 98. The Institution has become aware that a number of the associated expected performance requirements are not addressed in revisions to SOLAS Ch III or in the LSA Code. The Institution is concerned that currently approved survival craft systems and equipment will not be able to fulfil the requirements of regulations based on these performance requirements that will eventually apply to alternative designs and arrangements of survival craft systems.
 
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2017-04-03 09:34:33
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The meeting was held from 20 to 24 March 2017 and attended by members of the IMO Committee.

SUMMARY.

The following matters of note were considered

o Objectives and functional requirements of Life Saving Appliances (LSA).
o Implementation of the LSA Code.
o New requirements for ventilation of survival craft.
o Consequential amendments to the Polar Code.
o Unified Interpretations.
o Requirements for Lifting Appliances and Winches.
o FSS Code matters relating to CO2 pipelines.

The full report may be downloaded at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/ReportofSSE4.pdf
Headquarters 0934 3 Apr 2017
Report of SSE 4
The meeting was held from 20 to 24 March 2017 and attended by members of the IMO Committee.

SUMMARY.

The following matters of note were considered

o Objectives and functional requirements of Life Saving Appliances (LSA).
o Implementation of the LSA Code.
o New requirements for ventilation of survival craft.
o Consequential amendments to the Polar Code.
o Unified Interpretations.
o Requirements for Lifting Appliances and Winches.
o FSS Code matters relating to CO2 pipelines.

The full report may be downloaded at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/ReportofSSE4.pdf
 
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2017-02-24 10:54:47
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SDC 4 was held from 13 - 17 February 2017. The meeting and working groups were attended by members of the Institution's IMO Committee.

SUMMARY.

The following matters were considered at the meeting:

o Amendments to SOLAS II-1/6 and 8.1 - sub-division and damage stability matters.
o Computerised stability support for masters of passenger ships.
o Second generation intact stability.
o The guidelines for Damage Control plans for masters.
o Safety standards for the carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel.
o ESP Code amendments.
o Safe mooring operations.
o FRP in ship structures.

Three working groups were set up to deal with some of these matters.

The full Report can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/Report%20oF%20SDC%204.pdf
Headquarters 1054 24 Feb 2017
Report of SDC 4
SDC 4 was held from 13 - 17 February 2017. The meeting and working groups were attended by members of the Institution's IMO Committee.

SUMMARY.

The following matters were considered at the meeting:

o Amendments to SOLAS II-1/6 and 8.1 - sub-division and damage stability matters.
o Computerised stability support for masters of passenger ships.
o Second generation intact stability.
o The guidelines for Damage Control plans for masters.
o Safety standards for the carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel.
o ESP Code amendments.
o Safe mooring operations.
o FRP in ship structures.

Three working groups were set up to deal with some of these matters.

The full Report can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/res/Report%20oF%20SDC%204.pdf
 
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2017-02-06 16:38:50
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I am looking for an IMO ( or other ) directive on the area of structure , spars or other exposed equipment for sail assist vessels.
It seems that there is some rule where by the structure is calculated , when the canvas is removed or when the sail or wing is feathered. I would like to know what area with regard to wind load is permissible for fixed structure other than that of the ship topsides and superstructure.
Ref :

"Since IMO has no criteria for sailassisted vessels the LY@ code for monohull sailing yachts (MCA 2007 ) was applied to assess the influence of sail assist fixed structure on stability."
holohanmarine 1638 6 Feb 2017
IMO regs on the allowed sail assist stuucture with out sail or feathering.
I am looking for an IMO ( or other ) directive on the area of structure , spars or other exposed equipment for sail assist vessels.
It seems that there is some rule where by the structure is calculated , when the canvas is removed or when the sail or wing is feathered. I would like to know what area with regard to wind load is permissible for fixed structure other than that of the ship topsides and superstructure.
Ref :

"Since IMO has no criteria for sailassisted vessels the LY@ code for monohull sailing yachts (MCA 2007 ) was applied to assess the influence of sail assist fixed structure on stability."
 
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2016-12-02 14:39:09
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Members of the Institution's IMO Committee attended and contributed to MSC 97, held from 21 - 25 Nov 2016.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Brad Groves of Australia who was re-elected for Chairman of MSC for 2017.

Amendments

Amendments were made to the following, and the majority were agreed:

1974 SOLAS
FSS Code
IGC Code
2011 ESP Code
2008 IS Code
1978 STCW convention
STCW Code

All the amendments were deemed to be accepted on 1 July 2019 and enter into force on 1 January 2020.

GBS Verification

Work was done on GBS verification guidelines but not completed. A revised timetable was agreed for the continuing work. No decision was made at this time on further financial arrangements for continuing audits.

Carriage of 12 or more industrial personnel

Interim recommendations on the carriage of 12 or more industrial personnel were finalised and will become a MSC Resolution. The definitions of industrial personnel agreed at this meeting will be used to develop a mandatory instrument.

SOLAS regulation II-1/6

The value of 'R' in SOLAS regulation II-1/6 was debated. A reduction in its value was proposed but received very little support. Accordingly nothing was done on this matter and it was referred to a future meeting.

The full Report of MSC 97 can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/p/1/MSC97Report.pdf
Headquarters 1439 2 Dec 2016
Report of MSC 97
Members of the Institution's IMO Committee attended and contributed to MSC 97, held from 21 - 25 Nov 2016.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Brad Groves of Australia who was re-elected for Chairman of MSC for 2017.

Amendments

Amendments were made to the following, and the majority were agreed:

1974 SOLAS
FSS Code
IGC Code
2011 ESP Code
2008 IS Code
1978 STCW convention
STCW Code

All the amendments were deemed to be accepted on 1 July 2019 and enter into force on 1 January 2020.

GBS Verification

Work was done on GBS verification guidelines but not completed. A revised timetable was agreed for the continuing work. No decision was made at this time on further financial arrangements for continuing audits.

Carriage of 12 or more industrial personnel

Interim recommendations on the carriage of 12 or more industrial personnel were finalised and will become a MSC Resolution. The definitions of industrial personnel agreed at this meeting will be used to develop a mandatory instrument.

SOLAS regulation II-1/6

The value of 'R' in SOLAS regulation II-1/6 was debated. A reduction in its value was proposed but received very little support. Accordingly nothing was done on this matter and it was referred to a future meeting.

The full Report of MSC 97 can be read at https://www.rina.org.uk/p/1/MSC97Report.pdf
 
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2016-11-10 11:02:42
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Members of the Institution's IMO Committee attended and contributed to MEPC 70, held from 24 - 28 October 2016. Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and "Energy Efficiency" were the main subjects of the agenda at MEPC, with a higher number of papers submitted than at previous MEPCs. The following topics were addressed:

o Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency - the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI):

o Further Technical and Operational Measures for Enhancing the Energy Efficiency of International Shipping - Data Collection System:

o Further technical and operational measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping - Availability of Low Sulphur Fuel:

o Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency - Information Portal for Energy Efficiency Technologies:

o Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships - Roadmap for Developing a Comprehensive IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships:

o Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water:

o Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency - Emission Control Areas:

The full Report of MEPC 70 can be read at http://www.rina.org.uk/hres/MEPC70Report.pdf (pdf file)
Headquarters 1102 10 Nov 2016
Report of MEPC 70
Members of the Institution's IMO Committee attended and contributed to MEPC 70, held from 24 - 28 October 2016. Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and "Energy Efficiency" were the main subjects of the agenda at MEPC, with a higher number of papers submitted than at previous MEPCs. The following topics were addressed:

o Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency - the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI):

o Further Technical and Operational Measures for Enhancing the Energy Efficiency of International Shipping - Data Collection System:

o Further technical and operational measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping - Availability of Low Sulphur Fuel:

o Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency - Information Portal for Energy Efficiency Technologies:

o Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships - Roadmap for Developing a Comprehensive IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships:

o Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water:

o Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency - Emission Control Areas:

The full Report of MEPC 70 can be read at http://www.rina.org.uk/hres/MEPC70Report.pdf (pdf file)
 
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