03/06/2015 Passenger ship safety and unsafe mixed migration by sea were highlighted by IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu as two key areas of work as he opened the 95th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which meets 3-12 June.
A special session of the MSC will be held on Tuesday 9 June, on unsafe mixed migration by sea. Looking to the future, Mr Sekimizu said the MSC should encourage innovation and new technology to enhance the safety of ships. Other important items on the MSC agenda include the adoption of a mandatory safety code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels and consideration of cyber threats to maritime security. The MSC is being chaired by Mr Christian Breinholt of Denmark (see photos; opening address and preview).