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USCG: IMO Subcommittee on
Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR)

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Summary


Under the direct instruction of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and as may be requested by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) considers matters related to the following subjects: Additional details regarding the Sub-Committee's work program can be found in its Terms of Reference document.

The United States is represented on the COMSAR Sub-Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for COMSAR is the Coast Guard's Office of Communication System Chief, CAPT David Dermanelian. CAPT Dermanelian is supported by the Alternate Head of Delegation, Mr. Joe Hersey, the Administrative Program Manager, Mr. Russell Levin, and the various delegation advisors.

Next Session: 17th Session of the COMSAR Sub-Committee (COMSAR 17)



IMO Meeting

Provisional Agenda: A summary of the items to be considered
Meeting Date: January 21-25, 2013
Meeting Location: IMO Headquarters, London, England

U.S. Public Meeting

The U.S. delegation holds a public meeting several weeks prior to departing for the IMO meeting. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to interface with the Coast Guard on the U.S. position for each agenda item. Members of the public interested in attending must contact the meeting coordinator at least 7 days prior to the meeting. The basic meeting details are below however, additional details can be provided by contacting the meeting coordinator.
Meeting Dates: December 20, 2012; January 10, 2013
Meeting Location: Offices of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM)
1611 N. Kent Street Suite 605
Washington, DC 20593
Meeting Coordinator: Mr. Russell Levin

Previous Sessions


At the end of each COMSAR meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the Maritime Safety Committee. The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Sub-Committee. The final reports of the most recent COMSAR meetings are provided for your reference.

Additional Documentation


Additional COMSAR meeting documents can be made available by the Coast Guard for U.S. citizens only. Please contact Mr. Russell Levin if you would like to obtain additional COMSAR documents.

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