Report from the 96th session of IMO Maritime Safety Committee

IMO has kindly issued a briefing on the 96th session of the MSC, held 11-20 May, 2016, covering a wide range of topics, among which: the verification of construction rules as conforming to goal-based standards, the adoption of SOLAS amendments (survival craft safety), container weights, cyber security, recognition of Galileo, the adoption of ships routeing systems, approval of the requirements for training for polar waters and passenger ship emergency training.