The Maritime Safety Committee,
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The Maritime Safety Committee,

  1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-seventh session (28 May to 6 June 2003), recalled that, in the context of large passenger ship safety, the STW Sub-Committee at its thirty-fourth session (24 to 28 February 2003) had considered the training issues related to the use of new navigational technologies, equipment operation and management and the use of information and data provided to mariners during routine ship operations and during emergencies.

  2 The Committee also noted the outcome of an international conference on “Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems (IBS/INS)” which had brought together the relevant expertise including: seafarers, shipowners and managers, equipment manufacturers, regulators, and trainers to discuss various user-centred issues, including the identification of training needs associated with the introduction of new technology on board.

  3 The Committee considered that it would be beneficial if parties concerned were provided with advice on issues to be considered when new technologies are introduced on board ships and, to this effect, approved this circular, inviting Member Governments to bring the advice at annex to the attention of all concerned.

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