The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC), sponsored by the Department of State (DOS), will meet in Arlington, Virginia on 20 December 2012 and 10 January 2013 to prepare for the upcoming session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR). Topics on the agenda include: modernization of GMDSS; development of an e-navigation strategy implementation plan; and development of a mandatory Polar Code. 77 Fed. Reg. 72431 (December 5, 2012).

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