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Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting

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The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) through the Subcommittee on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping will conduct an open meeting at 9:30 AM on December 21, 2004. The meeting will be held in Room 6319 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW, Washington, DC 20593-0001. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 36th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW 36) to be held on January 10-14, 2005, at the IMO Headquarters in London, England.

The primary matters to be considered include:

—Measures to enhance maritime security, training and certification for ship, company and port facility security officers;

—Unlawful practices associated with certificates of competency;

—Large passenger ship safety;

—Training of crew in launching and recovery operations of fast rescue boats and the means of rescue in adverse weather conditions;

—Measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats;

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

—Requirements for knowledge, skills and training for officers on WIG craft; and

—Development of competences for ratings.

Please note that hard copies of documents associated with STW 36 will not be available at this meeting, the documents will be available at the meeting in Adobe Acrobat format 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 Start Printed Page 69989room. Interested persons may seek information by writing: Luke Harden, U.S. Coast Guard (G-MSO-1), Room 1210, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001 or by calling; (202) 267-0229.

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Dated: November 23, 2004.

Clay Diamond,

Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 04-26504 Filed 11-30-04; 8:45 am]