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Sub-committee on ship design and construction (SDC)-10th session

IMO Headquarters (London, UK)/ Hybrid
Monday 22 January


  • Human-centred design
  • Safety for Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel
  • Ship alternative design and arrangements (SOLAS* Ch. II-1)
  • Steering and propulsion requirements ((SOLAS Ch. II-1 and V)
  • Rigging of safety netting on accommodation ladders and gangways
  • Setting of guard rails on the deck structure
  • Use of fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) within ship structures
  • Safe Return to Port: after a fire or flooding casualty

*International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

Who can attend

  • ITF Maritime Safety Committee experts elected
  • ITF affiliated union experts, endorsed for participation in this meeting*

*Consultation required prior to the meeting dates, email

09:30Monday 22 January
17:30Friday 26 January

Related Resources

Resources 04 Dec 2023

ITF Seafarers Criminalisation Toolkit

Criminalisation is one of the most serious problems facing seafarers today. When there has been a maritime accident, or a pollution infringement, seafarers have often been detained and denied access