IMO SDC 10 report
A new IMO report is available following the 10th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction, held from the 22nd to 26th January 2024.
The main items of interest from this meeting were the following:
- Guidance on safety measures for commercial yachts (300-500GT) operating in polar waters is back on the agenda and ICOMIA will maintain a close watch on any submissions on this subject so that appropriate action can be taken if required
- Review of guidelines on the use of FRP in ship structures underway and future work will address concerns raised during SDC 9. regarding recycling and fire safety
- New amendments to the existing guidelines on underwater radiated noise from shipping have been agreed. Given the more recent link of URN with vessel efficiency, there is a concern that these could change in the future from being non-mandatory guidance to more formal regulations
The full report can be downloaded here