The IMO Sub- Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, 9th Session (SSE 9), is taking place this week with a view to focus on measures to prevent fires on RoRo ships and the reviewal of SOLAS chapter II-2, among others.
In general, the SSE deals with a wide range of technical and operational matters related to systems and equipment on all types of ships, vessels, craft and mobile units covered by IMO instruments. This includes life-saving equipment, appliances and arrangements; and fire detection and fire extinguishing systems.
On 24th of February, approximately 10-12 small boats with up to 6 persons on each in the vicinity of IRTC Point B.
Two crew members of bulk carrier CARAVOS HARMONY were found dead in their cabins, reportedly in their shower rooms, on Feb 21.
A part of a Bangladesh-bound cargo vessel with fly ash collided with another ship and sunk in the Hooghly River, an Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) official said. The incident took place at Nischintapur in South 24 Parganas district, about 60 km from Kolkata in the early hours of Saturday.