Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 28, 2009

The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting at 9:30 AM on Friday, November 13, 2009, in Room 1303 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street, SW, Washington, DC 20593-0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 26th Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly (A 26) to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom from November 23 to December 4, 2009 and the 25th Session of the IMO Council Extraordinary Session (C ES 25) to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, from November 19 to November 20, 2009.

Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. Persons planning to attend this meeting should contact the meeting coordinator; LCDR Jason Smith by e-mail at, by phone at (202) 372-1376, by fax at (202) 372-1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG-5212), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd Street, SW, Room 1308, Washington, DC 20593-0001 not later than 72 hours before the meeting. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited.

PRN: 2009/1074