The IMO Group provides an opportunity for all members to raise and discuss matters relating to the Institution’s work and responsibilities as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with Consultative Status at the IMO using the Group Forum.
The work and activities of the IMO Committee will be reported regularly in the Forum. Members may also comment on the Committee’s work, or propose matters for its consideration
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