IMO Safety Recommendations
by Paul Motter
Maritime Safety Committee agrees to Passenger Safety recommendations with Advice from CLIA
The International Maritime Safety Committee (the MSC) just met for its 90th session at the Organization's London headquarters from May 16 to 25, 2012. As the first IMO meeting since the Concordia tragedy, there was a particular significance. While many of the topics had already been in contemplation and discussion for years - some were brought to the forefront most expeditiously.
One of the first adopted resolutions of the committee, aimed at enhancing the safety of passenger ships, was to strongly recommend that Member States (that belong to the IMO) should urge passenger ship companies flying their flag to conduct a review of operational safety measures "with all possible urgency and efficiency."
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What are your thoughts on these new safety recommendations?