IMO Subcommittee on Ship Systems & Equipment (SSE)

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Under the direct instruction of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and as may be requested by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems & Equipment (SSE) considers matters related to the following subjects:

  • systems and equipment, including machinery and electrical installations, of all types of ships, vessels, craft and mobile units covered by IMO instruments;
  • testing and approval of systems and equipment;
  • life-saving equipment, appliances and arrangements; and
  • analyses of casualty and incident records relating to ship systems and equipment.

Additional details regarding the Sub-Committee's work program can be found in its Terms of Reference document.

Previous Sessions

At the end of each SSE meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the Maritime Safety and Environment Protection Committees. The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Sub-Committee. The final reports of the most recent SSE meetings are provided for your reference.

Additional Documentation
Additional SSE meeting documents can be made available by the Coast Guard for U.S. citizens only. Please contact LT Laura Fitzpatrick if you would like to obtain additional documents.

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 Last Modified: 5/18/2018