In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange requires public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.
New regulations for lifting appliances and lifesaving appliances are approaching. BIMCO co-sponsors a paper to stop accidents caused by free fall lifeboats during drills.
Over 90 papers were discussed at the recent 4th session of IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) and many important decisions finalised.
The IMO NCSR considers technical and operational matters related to safety of navigation on board ships. The next meeting agenda will cover modernisation of GMDSS and e-Navigation as the two main topics.