MSC 82 – Miscellaneous items

Circular 1886 Ship Identification Numbers approved by MSC 82

 

MSC 82 approved Circular letter No 1886/Rev.3 regarding the implementation of resolution A.600 (15) - IMO ship identification number scheme, which formalises the issuing of IMO numbers at the new building stage.

 

Contact: Howard Snaith

 

PSC Harmonisation of PSC Targeting System

 

Will be reported on in next week's issue of the Weekly NEWS.

 

Bridge Resource Management for Deck Officers

 

Will be reported on in next week's issue of the Weekly NEWS.

 

PSC Guidelines on Seafarers Working Hours

 

MSC 82 discussed and reviewed the production of guidelines to Port State Control (PSC) officers with regard to seafarers' working hours, and agreed to refer this to the Flag State Implementation (FSI) and Standards of Training & Watch-keeping (STW) Sub-committees for further review. The IMO has accordingly invited the International Labour Organization (ILO) to cooperate with the IMO in the development of PSC guidelines.

 

Contact: Howard Snaith

 

 

Statutory Damage Stability Verification

 

Will be reported on in next week's issue of the Weekly NEWS.

 

United States Port Security Best Practices

 

Members are requested to note that based on extensive validations and site visits, the United States has catalogued port security best practices and would be making the catalogue available at the following website address: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/mp/xfaqs.html.

 

Contact: Howard Snaith