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Monday, February 10, 2020 

The 7th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) was held in London from 3 to 7 February 2020.

Classification Society DNV GL has drawn its clients' atttention to the outcome: SDC 7 finalised the interim guidelines on the second-generation intact stability criteria, clarified the requirements to watertight integrity on passenger ships and cargo ships, developed mandatory provisions for OSVs and other cargo ships carrying more than 12 industrial personnel, and finalised safety guidelines for fishing vessels and pleasure yachts operating in polar waters.

A full summary is available DNV GL website

DNV GL points out that as SDC is a Sub-Committee, all decisions concerning rules, regulations and dates are subject to further consideration and approval by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). DNV GL recommends customers to monitor the outcome of MSC 102 in May 2020.

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