IMO Maritime Safety Committee - International Group attendance

Friday, 25th May 2012

The Group attended the 90th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) held at the IMO headquarters from 16 - 25 May 2012.

The MSC approved interim guidance to private maritime security companies (PMSC) providing contracted security personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area. The MSC also agreed that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) will be working closely with the IMO to develop international standards for PMSC based on the above guidance. Relevant circulars and documentation will be published in due course on the piracy section.