Ship Design and Construction Matters

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

?The Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction
(SDC) meets for its fourth session this week (13-17 February).

Key topics on the agenda include the expected finalization of
draft explanatory notes to the SOLAS chapter II-1 subdivision and
damage stability regulations and the completion of draft interim
guidelines for use of fibre reinforced plastic elements within
ship structures.

Also on the agenda is the further development of a draft new
SOLAS chapter and related Code on the safe carriage of more than
12 industrial personnel on board vessels engaged on international
voyages; work on evacuation analysis for passenger ships; and the
ongoing development of second generation intact stability
criteria.

The Sub-Committee is also looking at the development of draft
guidelines on safe mooring arrangements, as well as on the
selection, identification and use of mooring lines and on their
inspection and/or maintenance.

The SDC Sub-Committee was opened by International Maritime
Organization (IMO)Secretary-General Kitack Lim, and is being
chaired by Kevin Hunter (United Kingdom).

Feb 13, 2017

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