Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 14, 2010

The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting at 9:30 AM on Thursday, January 21, 2010, in Room 2415 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20593-0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the fifty third Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Subcommittee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, from February 22 to February 26, 2010.

Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. To facilitate the building security process, those who plan to attend should contact the meeting coordinator, Mr. Wayne Lundy, by e-mail at, by phone at (202) 372-1379, by fax at (202) 372-1925, or in writing at Commandant (CG-5213), U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street, S.W., Stop 7126, Washington, D.C. 20593-7126 not later than 72 hours before the meeting. A member of the public requesting reasonable accommodation should make such request prior to January 14th, 2010. Requests made after that time might not be able to be accommodated. 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. Additional information regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at:

PRN: 2010/050