USCG International Maritime Organization (IMO)



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The five Committees are responsible for the development, review, updating, and approval of the Organization’s guidelines and regulations. The Committees report to the Organization’s Council and Assembly on the status of their Committee and related Sub-Committees.

The work of the five Committees is described by their titles, as follows:

  • Facilitation Committee (FAL)
  • Legal Committee (LEG)
  • Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)
  • Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
  • Technical Co-Operation Committee (TC)

Additional details regarding the Committees can be found using the IMO Official Website.


For question or more information about the Coast Guard's work with the IMO, please contact:

Commercial Regulations and Standards (CG-5PS)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593
Email: LT Emily Rowan


Last Modified:12/22/2023