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Ship Design and Construction (SDC)

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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 Ship Design and Construction (SDC) , formerly DE, FP, and SLF, 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 SDC 3 Sub-Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for SDC is CAPT Benjamin Hawkins. CAPT Hawkins is supported by the alternate head of delegation, Mr. Jaideep Sirkar, and the various delegation advisors.

Next Session: 3rd Session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 3)

IMO Meeting

Provisional Agenda A summary of the items to be considered
Meeting Date: January 18-22, 2016
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 Date: January 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Department of Transportation, West Building
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20590
Meeting Coordinator: LT Joshua Kapusta

Previous Sessions

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

Additional Documentation

Additional SDC meeting documents can be made available by the Coast Guard for U.S. citizens only. Please contact LT Joshua Kapusta if you would like to obtain additional documents.

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