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IADC Participates in IMO Ship Systems & Equipment Subcommittee Meeting

IADC meets with members of the Marshal Islands and Panama delegations at the recent IMO meeting.

From March 4 to 7, IADC attended a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Ship Systems & Equipment Subcommittee. IADC attends several IMO meetings throughout the year to participate in discussions and development of regulations that may impact mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and other offshore vessels.

At this recent meeting, IADC interacted with key IMO member nations on various matters, including the Lifesaving Appliance Maintenance working group. This group developed recommendations for updates to the Special Purpose Ship and MODU Codes, which will be considered by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at their upcoming 108th session in May. IADC will attend this session to continue contributing to the updates.

IADC partners with the Marshall Islands and Panama — two IADC Member flag states — and consults with them on international maritime and offshore safety matters. These flag states provide valuable insight and knowledge on pressing issues related to personnel safety, ships, and the marine environment.

As a non-governmental organization participating at IMO since 1975, IADC is fortunate to collaborate with these flag states, which represent the registry for a substantial number of the 550+ MODUs engaged in drilling operations worldwide.