Azerbaijan to attend IMO Maritime Safety Committee meeting in London

Azerbaijan to attend IMO Maritime Safety Committee meeting in London
# 24 November 2008 08:51 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA-Economics. Gudrat Gurbanov, Chief of Azerbaijan State Maritime Administration (ASMA), will lead a delegation to London to attend the meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization from November 25 to December 5.
ASMA press service said the agenda includes discussion on decisions of other IMO bodies, consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments, measures to enhance maritime security, goal-based new ship construction standards, LRIT-related matters, ship design and equipment (report of the fifty-first session of the Sub-Committee), training and watchkeeping (report of the thirty-ninth session of the Sub-Committee), radiocommunications and search and rescue (report of the twelfth session of the Sub-Committee), Flag State implementation (report of the sixteenth session of the Sub-Committee), safety of navigation (report of the fifty-fourth session of the Sub-Committee), stability, load lines and fishing vessel safety (report of the fifty-first session of the Sub-Committee), dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers (urgent matters emanating from the thirteenth session of the Sub-Committee), technical assistance sub-programme in maritime safety and security, capacity-building for the implementation of new measures, role of the human element, formal safety assessment, piracy and armed robbery against ships, general cargo ship safety, implementation of instruments and related matters, relations with other organizations, application of the Committee‘s Guidelines, work programme, election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2009 and other matters.
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