buoyancy, intact stability and subdivision damage stability of all types of ships, vessels and craft covered by IMO instruments;
structural strength of ships;
load line matters;
tonnage measurement matters; and
safety of fishermen and fishing vessels.
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 SLF Sub-Committee by the Coast Guard. The Head of Delegation for SLF is the Coast Guard's Naval Architecture Division Chief, Mr. Jaideep Sirkar. Mr. Sirkar is supported by the Alternate Head of Delegation, Mr. Jim Person, the Administrative Program Manager, LCDR Catherine Phillips, and the various delegation advisors.
Next Session: 55th Session of the SLF Sub-Committee (SLF 55)
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.
SLF 54 established the TM Convention Correspondence Group (TM Convention CG). The group is tasked with developing and recommending amendments to the TM Convention, as necessary, along with updates to associated interpretations. The coordinator of this correspondence group was
Mr. Peter Eareckson of the United States. Additional information regarding IMO Tonnage work may be found on the Coast Guard's IMO Tonnage Information
At the end of each SLF 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 SLF meetings are provided for your reference.
Please note: The only information needed to subscribe to any of the
USCG IMO mailing lists is your e-mail address in the "subscribing" section. The name and
password can be left blank and the system will generate one for you. The section regarding a
daily digest should remain "no". Once complete click SUBSCRIBE and an automatically generated
subscription confirmation notice will be sent to you that needs a response to activate your