IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is the governing body of IMO with specific functions in ensuring the standard safety and security of ship and person on board, including safety of navigation, safety of manning, safety construction, safety equipment, ship stability, etc. is up-to-date and can keep pace with development of technology.
With respect to its functions, Maritime Safety Committee held its 96th session (MSC 96) on 11 – 20 May 2016 in London, UK to discuss several issues regarding safety and security issues, among others:
- Amendment to mandatory instruments (e.g. SOLAS, FSS Code, IS Code, SPS Code, IMDG Code, STCW Convention and STCW Code, etc.)
- Measures to enhance maritime security
- Mandatory instrument and/or provisions addressing safety standards for the carriage of more than 12 industrial personnel on board vessels engaged on international voyages
BKI followed the whole meeting of MSC 96 by sent three of its technical expert as part of Indonesian government delegation, whilst the detail of the outcomes from MSC 96 can be downloaded through this link.