IMO Legal Committee – International Group Attendance

Monday, 23rd April 2018

The International Group, as represented by David Baker, took a full and active role at the 105th session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held at the IMO’s headquarters in London on 23-25th April.

The Legal Committee's main agenda items included monitoring the implementation of the HNS Protocol 2010, the inclusion of autonomous ships as a new item on the Committee’s work programme (see submissions page for the paper submitted to the meeting on this item that was co-sponsored by the International Group), fraudulent ship registries and the provision of financial security in case of abandonment of seafarers, and shipowners' responsibilities in respect of contractual claims for personal injury to, or death of seafarers, in light of the progress of amendments to the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.