Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
The functions of the Maritime Safety Committee are to consider any matter within the IMO’s scope that is concerned with:
- aids to navigation
- construction and equipment of vessels
- manning from a safety standpoint
- rules for the prevention of collisions
- handling of dangerous cargoes
- maritime safety procedures and requirements
- hydrographic information
- log-books and navigational records
- marine casualty investigations
- salvage and rescue
- ships and port security
- piracy and any other matters directly affecting maritime safety.
Several sub-committees report to the Maritime Safety Committee.
Next session of this committee
The next Session is the: 97th Session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97).
Date: Monday 21 to Friday 25 November 2016
Location: IMO Headquarters, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR
At the end of each Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the IMO Council.
The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Committee. Below is the report of the most recent MSC meeting.