14th meeting: 3–4 October in Houston, USA (hosted by Martin Marine)

The focus group discussed:

  • Preparation work for reviewing and updating the Barge Inspection Questionnaire (BIQ) and the Barge Particulars Questionnaire (BPQ) to meet regulations and following changes in the industry.
  • Preparation work for the next SIRE CAT3 Inspector training due to be held in April/May 2019.
  • The development of a North American inland and coastal barge operators seminar.

Next meeting: 12–13 March 2019, New Orleans, USA