IACS’ Submissions At SSE 10

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  • International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) will actively participate in the forthcoming 10th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 10).
  • IACS will provide advice and comments to the Sub-Committee on a number of other issues, both in plenary and in the Working and Drafting Groups that are expected to be established.

In demonstrating its ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and within its remit as the Organization’s principal technical advisor, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) will actively participate in the forthcoming 10th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 10) which will meet from 4 to 8 March 2024, reports Safety4sea.

IACS to submit 17 papers at SSE 10

Noting the work IACS Members undertake as Recognized Organizations of IMO Member States, verifying compliance of ships with the IMO agreed requirements, and with a view to achieve clarity for all parties, IACS has submitted or co-sponsored the following 17 papers:

SSE 10/4 proposes amendments to paragraph 4.7.6.4 of the LSA Code; consequential draft amendments to paragraphs 6.9.7 and 6.1.1 of resolution MSC.81(70) to address the design and prototype test requirements for the equipment used in the simulated launching of free-fall lifeboats; and consequential amendments to MSC.1/Circ.1529 to expand its application to paragraph 4.7.6.4 of the LSA Code.

SSE 10/10/1 provides information on the technical evaluation of the CARGOSAFE FSA study, performed by IACS, and IACS’ initial deliberations on the risk mitigating measures proposed therein.

SSE 10/12 proposes a draft interpretation of SOLAS regulation II-2/11.4.1 with a view to ensuring consistent implementation of this provision for passenger ships and cargo ships.

SSE 10/12/1 proposes a unified interpretation of SOLAS regulation II-2/4.2.2.3.5.2.1 regarding acceptable equivalent arrangements.

SSE 10/12/2 proposes a unified interpretation regarding the fitting of the small-diameter self-closing control cock required by SOLAS regulation II-2/4 on sounding pipes in certain tanks.

SSE 10/12/5 proposes a unified interpretation on the secondary means of venting cargo tanks required by SOLAS regulation II-2/4.5.3.2.2, as amended by resolution MSC.392(95), and SOLAS regulation II-2/11.6.3.2 to achieve a unified understanding and implementation on board.

SSE 10/12/6 proposes a draft unified interpretation of SOLAS regulation II-1/3-13.2.4 to facilitate uniform documentation of load testing and thorough examination for existing non-certified lifting appliances.

SSE 10/12/7 provides comments on document SSE 10/14 relating to the proposed interpretations of paragraphs 6.1.1.3 and 6.1.2.2 of the LSA Code, with a view towards universal and uniform implementation.

SSE 10/12/8 provides comments on document SSE 10/14 relating to the applicability of SOLAS regulation III/20.11 and resolution MSC.402(96) to inflated rescue boats, with a view towards universal and uniform implementation.

SSE 10/12/9 provides comments on document SSE 10/12/3, providing information on the outcome of SSE 9 and MSC 107 on single essential propulsion components and their reliability.

SSE 10/14/1 provides comments on paragraphs 13 to 16 and annex 2 to document SSE 10/14 relating to the identified safety issues and barriers to consistent implementation of resolution MSC.402(96), with a view towards prioritizing the issues and establishing relevant solutions.

SSE 10/17 proposes to start the work on the output “Review of the 2009 Code on Alerts and Indicators” in the 2024-2025 biennium. It currently resides with the SSE Sub-Committee as the coordinating organ and it is proposed to transfer it to the provisional agenda of SDC 11.

SSE 10/17/1 proposes to include the output “Review and update SOLAS regulation II-2/9 on containment of fire to incorporate existing guidance and clarify requirements” in the provisional agenda for SSE 11.

SSE 10/17/2 proposes to include the output “Development of amendments to chapter 6 of the 2009 MODU Code regarding electrical equipment capable of operation after shutdown” in the provisional agenda for SSE 11.

SSE 10/17/3 proposes to include the output ʺDevelopment of amendments to chapter 15 of the FSS Code on enclosed spaces containing a nitrogen receiver or a buffer tank of nitrogen generator systemʺ in the provisional agenda for SSE 11.

SSE 10/19 proposes minor corrections to SOLAS regulations II-2/11.2 and II-2/11.4.1 with a view to ensuring consistent implementation of this provision for passenger ships and cargo ships.

SSE 10/19/4 proposes to include the output “Development of amendments to chapter 6 of the 2009 MODU Code regarding electrical equipment capable of operation after shutdown” in the provisional agenda for SSE 11.

IACS will also provide advice and comments to the Sub-Committee on a number of other issues, both in plenary and in the Working and Drafting Groups that are expected to be established.

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