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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES (IACS)

RECOMMENDATIONS

Source

Title

Link

Green Book (all currently in force IACS Resolutions and Recommendations)

Link

Blue Book (current and historical)

AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING (ABS)

RECENT REGULATORY NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

CARB At Berth Regulation

Link

06/06/22

MSC 105

Link

29/04/22

PPR 9 Brief

Link

11/04/22

MARPOL Annex VI – Fuel Oil Sampling Points

Link

18/03/22

Updated Matrix of Regulation – February 2022

Link

17/02/22

SDC 9 Brief

Link

25/01/22

MEPC 77 Brief

Link

26/11/21

RECENT RULES AND GUIDES

Title

Source

Date Published/Updated

Guide for Condition Based Program for Government Vessels

Link

June 2022

Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units

Link

June 2022

Environmental Protection Notations for Vessels

Link

June 2022

Guidance Notes on the Use of Remote Inspection Technologies

Link

May 2022

Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers

Link

May 2022

Guide for the Environmental Protection Notations for Vessels

Link

April 2022

Guide for Position Mooring Systems

Link

April 2022

Guide for Building and Classing Yachts

Link

April 2022

Guide for Gas and Other Low-Flashpoint Fuel Ready Vessels 2022

Link

March 2022

Guide for Ballast Water Treatment

Link

March 2022

Guide for Application of Higher-Strength Hull Structural Thick Steel Plates in Container Carriers

Link

March 2022

Guide for Exhaust Emission Abatement

Link

February 2022

Guide for Hybrid Electric Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Installations

Link

February 2022

Guidance Notes on Fracture Analysis for Marine and Offshore Structures

Link

February 2022

Guide for Portable Accommodation Modules

Link

February 2022

Guide for Bridge Design and Navigational Equipment/Systems

Link

February 2022

Guide for Power Service for Marine and Offshore Applications

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Bulk Carriers for Service on the Great Lakes

Link

January 2022

Guidance Notes on Yacht Design

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Single Point Moorings

Link

January 2022

Guide for Use of Lithium Batteries in the Marine and Offshore Industries

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Facilities on Offshore Installations

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Units

Link

January 2022

Guidance Notes on Strength Assessment of Independent Type C Tanks

Link

January 2022

Guide for Building and Classing LNG Regasification Vessels

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations

Link

January 2022

Guide for Methanol and Ethanol Fuelled Vessels

Link

January 2022

Marine Vessel Rules

Link

January 2022

Rules for Classification, Materials and Welding and Survey After Construction

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing Light Warships, Patrol and High-Speed Naval Vessels

Link

January 2022

Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Craft

Link

January 2022

Guide for Building and Classing International Naval Ships

Link

January 2022

Guide for Building and Classing Liftboats

Link

January 2022

Guide for Building and Classing Accommodation Barges

Link

December 2021

BUREAU VERITAS

RECENT RULES AND GUIDANCE NOTES

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

NR320 R05

Certification scheme of materials and equipment for the classification of marine units

Link

July 2022

NR266 R06

Requirements for survey of materials and equipment for the classification of ships and offshore units

Link

June 2022

NR646

Tentative rules for structural assessment of steel ships

Link

April 2022

NR686

Rules for the design and certification of membrane type LNG cargo containment system

Link

April 2022

NI364

Verification scheme for unbonded flexible pipes

Link

April 2022

NI682

Certification of fixed offshore substations for renewable energy projects

Link

April 2022

NR547 R01

Ships using fuel cells

Link

January 2022

NR476

Approval testing of welders

Link

January 2022

NR533

Approval of service suppliers

Link

January 2022

NR467

Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships

Link

January 2022

NR544

Requirements for survey of materials and equipment for the classification of inland waters-operated vessels / units

Link

November 2021

CLASS NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

Mandatory Commissioning Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS)

Link

03/06/22

Report of ISWG-GHG 12 - 16 to 20 May 2022

Link

03/06/22

Report of MSC 105 - 20 to 29 April 2022

Link

30/05/22

Report of PPR 9 - 4 to 8 April 2022

Link

02/05/22

Directive on Port Reception Facilities – European Commission Adopts Implementing Regulations

Link

25/01/22

New BIMCO Clause on EEXI: Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties 2021

Link

21/12/21

Poseidon Principles Annual Disclosure Report 2021

Link

21/12/21

CHINA CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

RECENT RULES AND GUIDELINES

Title

Source

Date Published

Rules For Classification of Sea-going Steel Ships 2022 RCN03

Link

28/06/22

Guidelines for Implementation of Statutory Surveys (Ships Engaged on International Voyages)

Link

24/06/22

Rules for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk 2022

Link

21/06/22

Guidelines for Quality Assessment of Ship Data

Link

29/04/22

Guidelines For Implementation of Statutory Surveys (Ships Engaged on International Voyages)

Link

31/03/22

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships 2022 Amendments

Link

29/03/22

Rules for Green Eco-Ships RCN NO.1(April 2022)

Link

25/02/22

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships 2022 RCN02

Link

29/01/22

CCS Rule Change Notice for Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships

Link

30/11/21

DNV

RECENT TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

What's new with SOLAS 2024?

Link

29/06/22

IACS unified requirements for cyber security mandatory from 1 January 2024

Link

27/06/22

Mandatory BWMS Commissioning Test required from 1 June 2022

Link

01/06/22

Cybutryne banned in anti-fouling systems from 1 January 2023

Link

09/05/22

IMO maritime safety committee (MSC 105)

Link

29/04/22

Updates to the 2021 guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems ("srubber guideline")

Link

13/04/22

SEEMP Part III and the upcoming SEEMP Generator from DNV

Link

24/03/22

How to deal with maritime management systems in light of the invasion of Ukraine

Link

22/03/22

IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 8)

Link

14/02/22

Calculating the correct current rating to prevent cable overheating

Link

10/02/22

Interim versions of amended documents available in IMO-Vega online

Link

10/02/22

Heads-up on EU MRV and IMO DCS in 2022

Link

24/01/22

IMO Sub-Committee on ship design and construction (SDC 8)

Link

21/01/22

Safeguard shaft seals and propeller shaft bearings – avoid costly failures

Link

13/01/22

Upcoming BWMS compliance due dates – some practical recommendations

Link

10/01/22

The Carbon Intensity Indicator – what have we learnt so far

Link

20/12/21

INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL CIRCULARS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

048/22

St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Advice from the Maritime Administration on COVID-19 Pandemic

Link

June 2022

047/22

AMSA – Marine Notice No. 07 of 2022 Reg. Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM) in Torres Strait

Link

June 2022

046/22

AMSA – Marine Notice No. 06 of 2022 Reg. Coastal Pilotage.

Link

June 2022

045/22

Inspection campaign by the Paris MoU on Polar Code requirements

Link

June 2022

042/22

GPS Week Number Rollover for JRC Equipment

Link

May 2022

041/22

GOI – DGS Order No. 14 of 2022 Reg. Violation of minimum safe manning requirements

Link

May 2022

040/22

Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on Hours of Work and Rest beginning 01 May 2022 and ending on 30 June 2022 - Amended

Link

May 2022

039/22

Brief summary of major technical outcomes from the 105th session of the Maritime Safety Committee

Link

May 2022

038/22

Cyprus Maritime Administration Circular No. 20/2022 Reg Urgent Provisional Measures for the operation of Cyprus ships during the COVID19 outbreak

Link

May 2022

037/22

Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on Hours of Work and Rest beginning 01 May 2022 and ending on 30 June 2022

Link

May 2022

036/22

USCG Marine Safety Alert 04-22 Reg. Handhold in Gateway Embarkation Arrangements

Link

April 2022

035/22

RMI SSA No. 02-22 (Rev.8) Reg. Geopolitical conflict – Ukraine, Black Sea, Sea of Azov

Link

April 2022

034/22

SGMF Formal Safety Notice - Reported Compatibility Issues for Dry-Disconnect/Connect Coupling (DD-CC)

Link

April 2022

033/22

IMO Circular on Guidance on indication of ongoing compliance in the case of the failure of a single monitoring instrument, and recommended actions to take if the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) fails to meet the provisions of the EGCS Guidelines

Link

April 2022

025/22

RMI SSA No. 02-22 (Rev.6) Reg. Geopolitical conflict – Ukraine, Black Sea, Sea of Azov

Link

April 2022

024/22

RMI SSA No. 04-22 Reg. Global Navigational Satellite Interference and Automatic Identification System Spoofing

Link

April 2022

023/22

St. Kitts & Nevis Maritime Circular – MC 113 22 Reg. Raised Security Level 2 for ships operating within the Black Sea

Link

April 2022

022/22

Panama – Repatriation of Seafarers due to the situation in Ukraine

Link

March 2022

021/22

Netherlands – Corona virus (COVID-19) Contingency Plan and Guidelines

Link

March 2022

020/22

GOI – Advisory for Black Sea and Adjoining Areas

Link

March 2022

019/22

Ban on use of Anti-Fouling Systems that contains Cybutryne

Link

March 2022

015/22

Palau Ship Security Advisory Reg. Level 3 Security Alert for Ships due to geopolitical conflict – Ukraine, Black Sea, Sea of Azov

Link

March 2022

014/22

Panama MMN -03/2022 Reg. Ukrainian and Russian waters in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov

Link

March 2022

013/22

RMI SSA No. 02-22 Reg. Geopolitical conflict – Ukraine, Black Sea, Sea of Azov

Link

March 2022

012/22

AMSA Marine Notice No. 04/2022 Reg. Safe Handling of Hatch Covers

Link

March 2022

011/22

GOI – DGS Order No. 08 of 2022 Reg. Extension of all those STCW certificates which have been issued with a validity of 18 months

Link

February 2022

010/22

Marshall Islands Marine Safety Advisory No. 05/2022 Reg. Preparation for United States Coast Guard Port State Control Exams

Link

February 2022

009/22

Revised Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspections of Fixed Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing System – Amended

Link

February 2022

008/22

Revised requirements for Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus

Link

February 2022

007/22

Liberia Marine Advisory No. 03/2022 Reg. Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) - Updated Requirements

Link

February 2022

006/22

Exemption of Unmanned Non-Self-Propelled (UNSP) Barges from Survey and Certification Requirements

Link

February 2022

005/22

Pilot Transfer Arrangements

Link

February 2022

004/22

Republic of Marshall Islands MSA No. 01-22 Reg. Global Positioning System (GPS) Rollover-2022

Link

February 2022

003/22

Liberia - Acceptance and Registration of Iridium GMDSS Terminals on Liberian Flagged Vessels

Link

February 2022

002/22

Bahamas Maritime Authority Technical Alert 22-01 Reg Interim Policy on Extension/ Postponement of surveys/ audits and inspections due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

February 2022

001/22

Amendments to The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual

Link

January 2022

062/21

Revised Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspections of Fixed Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing System

Link

December 2021

061/21

Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on Planned Maintenance beginning 15 January 2022 and ending on 30 March 2022

Link

December 2021

060/21

AMSA Safety Alert 02/2021 Reg. – Correct use of Hydrostatic Release Units (HRUs)

Link

December 2021

059/21

DGS M.S. Notice No. 09 of 2021 Reg. recording of servicing of Life Saving Appliances at DGS Approved Service Stations.

Link

December 2021

KOREAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

 

Guidelines for Selection of Metallic Materials of Containment System for Alternative Fuels for Ships

Link

27/05/22

 

Conventions related with SOLAS and MARPOL to be effective on or after Jan 1, 2022

Link

14/12/21

LLOYD’S REGISTER

CLASS NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

11/2022

MARPOL Annex VI – SEEMP Part III and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)

Link

27/06/22

10/2022

Shanghai MSA announced new controls to reduce ship’s machinery failure

Link

27/06/22

09/2022

IMO DCS & EU MRV Verification – Bunker Delivery Note Issues

Link

24/05/22

08/2022

Commissioning Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems

Link

06/05/22

07/2022

Risk of microbial attack upon certain ship's tanks after prolonged periods of reduced operational status

Link

03/05/22

06/2022

Revised Performance Standard for EPIRBs and VDRs

Link

14/04/22

05/2022

Deadline approaching for IMO DCS & EU MRV Annual Verification Submissions for reporting year 2021

Link

21/03/22

03/2022

The escalating situation in Ukraine

Link

28/02/22

02/2022

MARPOL Annex VI – Fuel Oil Sampling Points

Link

11/01/22

01/2022

Temporary investigation process during COVID-19 Pandemic, after machinery failure in Shanghai’s territory

Link

07/01/22

20/2021

IMO DCS & EU MRV submissions for reporting year 2021

Link

11/11/21

CLASS NK

RECENT TECHNICAL NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

TEC-1268

Implementation of CII (Carbon Intensity Indicator) and SEEMP Part III

Link

15/06/22

TEC-1267

Equipment for Bahamian-flagged vessels

Link

15/06/22

TEC-1266

Polar Code Inspection Campaign launched by the Paris MoU

Link

15/06/22

TEC-1265

Managing biofouling in Australia

Link

01/06/22

TEC-1264

Singapore - Enhancement of Green Port Programme Incentives

Link

23/05/22

TEC-1263

AMSA Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) – Hours of work and rest

Link

18/05/22

TEC-1262

Singapore - Updates of Green Ship Programme Incentives

Link

18/05/22

TEC-1261

Fitting or designating fuel oil sampling points

Link

09/05/22

TEC-1260

Fitting or designating the fuel oil sampling points

Link

25/03/22

TEC-1259

Summary of the outcomes of MEPC 77

Link

01/03/22

TEC-1258

Sampling analysis at commissioning tests for ballast water management systems (rev.1)

Link

28/02/22

TEC-1257

Marine Equipment for Bahamian-flagged vessels

Link

21/02/22

TEC-1256

Emergency escape breathing devices (EEBDs) onboard the Cyprus flag vessels

Link

08/02/22

TEC-1255

"IHM Certificate to Part I of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials" and "EU Regulation on Ship Recycling" for Japanese flagged ships

Link

21/01/22

TEC-1254

Revised "Guidance on treatment of innovative energy efficiency technologies" (EEDI and EEXI related)

Link

18/01/22

TEC-1253

AMSA Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) – Planned Maintenance

Link

13/01/22

TEC-1252

Special requirements for Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) regarding Bahamas flagged vessels

Link

01/12/21