MSC 90 Outcome

MSC 90 was held in London from 16-25 May 2012 under the chairmanship of Deputy Director-General Christian Breinholt. At the ninetieth session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 90) the following items have been discussed and relevant decisions have been taken: Piracy, Passenger ship safety, Navigation bridge visibility, Fishing vessel safety, The Polar Code, Development of new ship standards and the use of risk analyses.

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SOLAS Amendments Came into Force on July 1st 2012

The following amendments to the regulations annexed to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS 74) adopted by Resolutions MSC.308(88) and MSC.309(88) came into force a few days ago: Regulation 41 of Chapter II-1, Regulations 1 and 3 of Chapter II-2, Regulation 7 of Chapter II-2, Regulation 18 of Chapter V, Regulation 23 of Chapter V.

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International Maritime Organization Main Instruments

One of the main aims of IMO is to ensure co-operation among maritime governments of the world. It also uses a number of instruments to implement and maintain the highest standards in areas of maritime safety, prevention of marine pollution, and shipping navigation and trade.

In this article, we will learn about 5 important instruments which IMO uses to ensure smooth operations at the sea, backed by highest standards of maritime safety.

The 5 important instruments of IMO are:

  1. Conventions
  2. Protocols
  3. Amendments
  4. Recommendations, codes, and guidelines
  5. Resolutions