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Maritime Compliance. Update on the IMO MSC 108 decisions affecting vessels

Published on 2024/06/14

The 108th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 108) was held from 15 to 24 May 2024. Amendments enhancing the fire safety of Ro-Ro passenger ships were adopted, as well as amendments extending emergency towing equipment to new ships other than tankers, and amendments improving the safety measures for ships using natural gas as fuel. A new code for autonomous ships was progressed, and the safety perspective of new fuels and technologies to support the reduction of GHG emissions from ships was considered.

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