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Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting

 

The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) through the Subcommittee on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping will conduct an open meeting at 9:30 a.m. on January 10, 2007. The meeting will be held in Room 1420 of Jemal's Riverside Building, 1900 Half Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 38th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW 38) to be held on January 22-26, 2007, at the Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre in London, England.

The primary matters to be considered include:

—Comprehensive review of the STCW Convention and the STCW Code;

—Measures to enhance maritime security;

—Unlawful practices associated with certificates of competency;

—Large passenger ship safety;

—Review of the principles for establishing the safe manning levels of ships;

—Education and training requirements for fatigue prevention, mitigation, and management;

—Training requirements for the control and management of ship's ballast water and sediments; and

—Development of competences for ratings.

Please note that hard copies of documents associated with STW 38 will not be available at this meeting, the documents will be available at the meeting in portable document format (.pdf) on CD-ROM. To request documents before the meeting please write to the address provided below, and include your name, address, phone number, and electronic mail address. Copies of the papers will be sent via electronic mail to the address provided.

Members of the public may attend the meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. Interested persons may seek information by writing: Luke Harden, U.S. Coast Guard (G-PSO-1), Room 1210, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001 or by calling; (202) 372-1408.

Dated: December 18, 2006.

Michael Tousley,

Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State.

[FR Doc. 06-9894 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4710-09-P

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