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Ship Design and Equipment



Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment
Under the direct instructions of the Maritime Safety Committee and as may be requested by the Marine Environment Protection Committee, the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) will consider matters related to the following subjects, including the development of any necessary amendments to relevant conventions and other mandatory and non-mandatory instruments, as well as the preparation of new mandatory and non-mandatory instruments, guidelines and recommendations, for consideration by the Committees, as appropriate:


.1  design, construction, structure, equipment, machinery   installations and electrical installations of all types of ships, vessels and craft covered by IMO instruments;

.2   life-saving equipment, appliances and arrangements; and
.3   survey and certification.
The conventions and other mandatory instruments referred to above include, as a minimum:
.1  1974 SOLAS Convention (chapters I, II-1, III, X, XI-1 and XII and other relevant chapters, as appropriate) and the 1988 Protocol relating thereto;
.2  MARPOL 73/78 (Annexes I and IV and other relevant annexes, as appropriate);
.3  International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code;
.4  International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code), 1994 and 2000;
.5  Guidelines on the enhanced programme of inspections during surveys of bulk carriers and oil tankers (resolution A.744(18)); and
.6  Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS).
The non-mandatory instruments, which the Sub-Committee may be called upon to review, include, as a minimum:
.1  Code of Safety for Dynamically Supported Craft (DSC Code);
.2  Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU Code);
.3  Code of Safe Practice for the Carriage of Cargoes and Persons by  Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV Code);
.4  Code of Safety for Diving Systems;
.5  Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships (SPS Code);
.6  Code on Alarms and Indicators;
.7  Code on Noise Level on Board Ships;
.8  Interim Guidelines for Wing-In-Ground (WIG) Craft;
.9  Standards for Ship Manoeuvrability;
.10  Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Operation of Passenger Submersible Craft; and
.11  Guidelines for Ships Operating in Arctic Ice-Covered Waters.