2/10/2016: Public meeting – Container weight listening session

The Federal Maritime Commission, or FMC, is hosting a listening session on the amendments to SOLAS Regulation VI-2 regarding cargo information and verified gross mass of containers. The Coast Guard will be in attendance to hear concerns and feedback from industry and stakeholders on this issue.

Specifically the Coast Guard will seek to understand;

  • How the industry currently meets the requirements of SOLAS Regulation VI-2;
  • How the amendments that take effect on 1July impact the existing processes and relationships used to comply with the current requirements in SOLAS;
  • How the Coast Guard can facilitate, if needed, continued compliance with Regulation VI-2 in a manner that ensures the safety of ships at sea and maintains the efficiency of the Marine Transportation System.

This session is open to the public. Details are as follows:

DATE: February 18, 2016

TIME: 2:00pm EST

LOCATION:
Federal Maritime Commission’s 1st Floor Hearing Room
800 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20573

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP with the FMC at 202-523-5715 or email them at rblair@fmc.gov.  Anyone seeking to attend should allow time to clear the security check upon entering the building.

The Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, will be providing a Coast Guard update on this issue here on Maritime Commons after the listening session….so stay tuned!

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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5 Responses

  1. Jon Hallin says:

    Hi

    We’re (Navis) trying to get a sense of who will be attending. I may fly out from the West Coast for the meeting, and am I’m trying to ascertain who will be represented there.

    Thanks and all the best,
    Jon Hallin
    Navis

  2. LT Jodie Knox says:

    Hello Jon,

    Thank you for your question. The Coast Guard unable to provide an attendance list as the Federal Maritime Commission is hosting the meeting and it is open to the public.

    Warm regards,

    LT Jodie Knox

  3. LT Jodie Knox says:

    Thank you for your question. The Coast Guard unable to provide an attendance list as the Federal Maritime Commission is hosting the meeting and it is open to the public.

    Warm regards,

    Lt. Jodie Knox

  4. Phillip Summers says:

    Is this an in person hearing only? Can you dial in to listen?

  5. LT Katie Braynard says:

    Good morning Phillip,

    The Federal Maritime Commission is hosting the listening session and would be the best source of information for event details. You can contact the FMC at 202-523-5715 or email them at . Thank you!

    Respectfully,
    Lt. Katie Braynard
    Coast Guard Public Affairs