The role of the Technical Committee is as follows:
to address technical, safety, security, environmental, and training issues and proposals of various bodies such as but not limited to the International Maritime Organisation and the International Labour Organisation, and which may affect the shipping industry;
to provide technical support to the SSA Secretariat;
to make representations to government departments and other relevant authorities;
to work with regional and international industry associations in support of its courses of actions; and
to develop standards in compliance with international conventions to enhance the marine industry in Singapore.
The Technical Committee’s primary focus is safety, security, and environmental matters related to commercial ships, their crews, and cargo related to regulatory, technical, and operational issues affecting SSA Members’ interests.
The Committee undertakes high-level technical discussions on any safety, security, and environmental issues with various important stakeholders.
Some of the discussions are:
With MPA on IMO related matters;
Marine Environment Protection issues that concern air & marine pollution;
Maritime Safety & Security that involves STCW/ILO/Seafarers, Container shipping, Bulkers, Tankers/Chemical & Gas Carriers shipping and other Misc (Other ship types) such as Ro-Ro, General Cargo, Passenger Ferries and Harbour Craft.
The Committee also submit positions for the SSA Secretariat on related issues with external bodies.
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The role of the Maritime Safety & Security Sub-Committee is to consider any matter directly affecting maritime safety and security, such as:
Maritime Security – International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code)
Maritime Piracy (Initiatives for Anti-piracy (and armed robbery)) measures)
Places of Refuge
Port State issues including Port State Control
Safety of Navigation (AIS, ECDIS, LRIT)
Search & Rescue
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The role of the Operation, Training & Manning Sub-Committee is as follows:
to address operational, training and manning issues that may arise from international regulations pertaining to the seafarer (e.g. Safety Management – International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code), Training & Certification, the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC)) promulgated by various bodies such as but not limited to the International Maritime Organization and the International Labour Organization, and which may affect the shipping industry;
to co-operate with other educational institutions, local or foreign, to support and to promote seafarer training programs in-line with the training standards set by various bodies such as but not limited to the International Maritime Organisation and the International Labour Organization;
to work with regional and international industry associations in support of its courses of actions.