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IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

65th session, from 13 to 17 May 2013 The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 65th session from 13 to 17 May 2013, at IMO Headquarters in London.Items on the busy agenda include the implementation of energy-efficiency regulations and the ballast water management and ship-recycling treaties.Furtherguidelines on energy-efficiency measures for ships to be consideredThe MEPC is expected to continue its work on further developing technical and operational measures relating to energy-efficiency measures for ships, following the entry into force, on January 2013, of the new chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI, which includes requirements mandating the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), for new ships, and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), for all ships.The Committee will review draft guidance developed by a correspondence group, including:draft guidelines for determining minimum propulsion power to maintain the manoeuvrability of ships in adverse conditions;draft guidance on treatment of innovative energy-efficiency technologies for calculation and verification of the attained EEDI; anddraft guidelines for the calculation of the coefficient fw for decrease in ship speed in a representative sea condition.Resolution on technical cooperation for energy efficiency measures to be discussedThe MEPC is expected to further consider the ...

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