Regulatory News

SDC 9 Brief

The IMO Ship Design and Construction (SDC) Sub-Committee held its 9th session from January 23 to 27, 2023. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues discussed at this session, which include updated guidance on reduction of underwater noise, expanding requirements on emergency towing arrangements, and developing guidance on passenger ship capabilities after casualty events. While new regulations developed by the SDC Sub-Committee are not finalized until approved by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), a review of the Sub-Committee’s activity can provide a forecast of future regulatory developments.

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