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What happened at this week's Maritime Safety & Security Committee meeting

Published: 05 October 2022

On 5 October, the committee held its first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic to discuss a wide range of practical and political topics impacting shipowners, operators and managers. It was also a hybrid meeting, giving committee members the option of coming to BIMCO House in Copenhagen or joining in online.

Among the takeaways were:

  • Digitalisation is a key enabler to more sustainable shipping, and BIMCO will continue to lead the industry efforts to lay the foundation for improvements in efficiency and sustainability through digitalisation.
  • BIMCO will take a comprehensive approach to the human element of safety and contribute to the development of guidelines on managing time pressure.
  • Safety and environmental implications to the use of alternative fuels will become a focus area for 2023.
  • Cyber security is a moving target and the "Guidelines for cyber security on board ships" are recommended put up for review in 2023.
  • Further dialogue will be sought with authorities in jurisdictions that are clamping down hard on shipowners who are unwillingly having seafarers and ships abused as ”mules” by drug smugglers

See the members of the committee.

Jakob Paaske Larsen


Jakob Paaske Larsen

Head of Maritime Safety & Security

Copenhagen, Denmark