The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC), sponsored by the Department of State (DOS), will meet in Washington, DC on 16 November to prepare for the upcoming session of the IMO Marine Safety Committee (MSC).  Topics on the agenda include: maritime security; goal-based ship construction standards; LRIT-related matters; passenger ship safety; and making the Polar Code mandatory.  77 Fed. Reg. 57638  (September 18, 2012).