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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

US Coast Guard, Paris and Tokyo MOUs issue guidance on COVID-19

Link

26/03/20

Updated Matrix of Regulation – October 2019

Link

17/10/19

RECENT RULES AND GUIDES

Title

Source

Date Published/Updated

Guide for Mitigation of Infectious Disease Transmission on Board Marine and Offshore Assets

Link

November 2020

Guide for Hybrid Electric Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Installations

Link

October 2020

Guide for Subsea Mining

Link

October 2020

Guidance Notes on Response Measures to COVID-19 for the Marine and Offshore Industries

Link

October 2020

Rules for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations

Link

October 2020

Guide for Bridge Design and Navigational Equipment/Systems

Link

October 2020

Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units

Link

October 2020

Guide for Nondestructive Inspection

Link

September 2020

Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Units

Link

August 2020

Guidance Notes on Ice Loads on Azimuthing Propulsion Units

Link

August 2020

Generic Rules for Conditions of Classification, Materials and Welding, and Surveys After Construction

Link

August 2020

Guide for Building and Classing International Naval Ships

Link

August 2020

Guide for Building and Classing Yachts

Link

August 2020

Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Craft

Link

August 2020

Marine Vessel Rules (2020)

Link

August 2020

Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Naval Craft

Link

August 2020

Guide for Vessels Intended to Carry Compressed Natural Gases in Bulk

Link

July 2020

Guide for Hull Condition Monitoring Systems

Link

July 2020

Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units

Link

July 2020

Guide for Slamming Loads and Strength Assessment for Vessels

Link

July 2020

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

Link

July 2020

Guide for Building and Classing Liftboats

Link

July 2020

Rules for Building and Classing Single Point Moorings

Link

July 2020

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

Link

July 2020

Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems

Link

July 2020

Rules for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations

Link

July 2020

Rules for Building and Classing Facilities on Offshore Installations

Link

July 2020

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges

Link

July 2020

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

Link

July 2020

Guidance Notes on Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Marine and Offshore Structures

Link

June 2020

Guide for Ballast Water Exchange

Link

June 2020

Guide for the Environmental Protection Notations for Vessels

Link

June 2020

Guide for Ballast Water Treatment

Link

June 2020

Guide for Building and Classing Aquaculture Service Vessels

Link

June 2020

Guide for the Class Notation Bow or Stern Loading and Unloading (BLU or SLU) for Oil Carriers, Liquefied Gas Carriers or Chemical Carriers

Link

June 2020

Guide for Certification of Lifting Appliances

Link

June 2020

Guide for Building and Classing Aquaculture Installations

Link

June 2020

Guide for Wind Assisted Propulsion System Installation

Link

June 2020

Guide for the Fatigue Assessment of Offshore Structures

Link

June 2020

Guidance Notes on Air Gap and Wave Impact Analysis for Semi-Submersibles

Link

May 2020

Guidance Notes on Risk Assessment Applications for the Marine and Offshore

Link

April 2020

Guide for Position Mooring Systems

Link

April 2020

Guidance Notes on Response Measures to COVID-19 for the Marine and Offshore Industries

Link

April 2020

Guide for Exhaust Emission Abatement

Link

April 2020

Guide for Classification Notation Underwater Noise

Link

April 2020

Guide for Power Service for Marine and Offshore Applications

Link

April 2020

Guide for Marine Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Energy Management (The ABS Guide for Marine Management Systems)

Link

April 2020

Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems

Link

April 2020

Guide for Certification of Offshore Containers

Link

February 2020

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

Link

February 2020

Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels

Link

February 2020

Liftboats (2020)

Link

February 2020

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

Link

February 2020

Guide for Portable Accommodation Modules

Link

February 2020

Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities (2020)

Link

January 2020

Floating Production Installations (2020)

Link

January 2020

Steel Floating Dry Docks (2020)

Link

January 2020

BUREAU VERITAS

RECENT RULES AND GUIDANCE NOTES

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

NR483

Rules for the Classification of Naval Ships

Link

October 2020

NI663 R00

Propeller in composite materials

Link

October 2020

NR659 R01

Rules on cyber security for the classification of marine units

Link

September 2020

NI567 R01

Risk-based verification of floating offshore units

Link

September 2020

NR646 Amd002

Amendments + Addendum to the Tentative Rules for Structural Assessment of Steel Ships

Link

July 2020

NR483 Amd 004

Amendments to the Rules for the Classification of Naval Ships

Link

July 2020

NR467 Amd016

Amendments to the Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships

Link

July 2020

NR625 Amd03

Amendments to the Structural Rules for Container Ships

Link

July 2020

NR216 Amd002

Amendments to the Rules on Materials and Welding for the Classification of Marine Units

Link

July 2020

NR669 R00

Recognition of non-destructive testing suppliers

Link

July 2020

NI673 R00

Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 and Infectious Diseases

Link

June 2020

NR544 R03

Requirements for Survey of Materials and Equipment for the Classification of Inland Waters-operated Vessels/Units

Link

June 2020

NR626 R03

Anchor windlass

Link

June 2020

NI525

Risk-based qualification of new technology - methodological guidelines

Link

April 2020

NR646

Amendments to the tentative rules for structural assessment of steel ships

Link

April 2020

NR483

Amendments to Part A, B, C, D and E of Rules for the Classification of Naval Ships

Link

April 2020

NI596

EU RO mutual recognition

Link

February 2020

NR529

Gas Fuelled Ships

Link

January 2020

NR533

Approval of Service Suppliers

Link

January 2020

NR467

Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships

Link

January 2020

NR625

Structural Rules for Container Ships

Link

January 2020

NI615

Buckling assessment of plated structures

Link

January 2020

NR625

Structural Rules for Ships

Link

January 2020

NR467

Rules for the classification of steel ships

Link

January 2020

NR533

Approval of Service Suppliers

Link

January 2020

CLASS NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

Guidelines on the Enforcement of Obligations Under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation Relating to the Inventory of Hazardous Materials of Vessels Operating in European Waters

Link

23/10/20

EU/2020/1040 and Update of the FAQ Document Regarding the NRMM Regulation EU 2016/1628

Link

21/09/20

IACS – COVID-19 - Temporary Update of PR1C

Link

07/09/20

IMO Circular Letter No.4204/Add.19 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Link

24/07/20

COVID-19 - "Guidance for Flag States Regarding Surveys and Renewals of Certificates During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Link

17/07/20

Extension of Time Limit

Link

16/07/20

New Edition Inland Rule NR 544

Link

17/06/20

Malta - The use of VHF Radio Communication and AIS for Collision Avoidance

Link

12/06/20

Belize - Intentional Deactivating of the LRIT or AIS

Link

12/06/20

COVID-19 - "Guidance for Flag States Regarding Surveys and Renewals of Certificates During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Link

10/06/20

Open Letter of the Chairperson and the Executive Secretary of CESNI 20 May 2020

Link

26/05/20

Validity of the ADN Certificates During the COVID-19 Crisis

Link

26/05/20

Amendments to the IBC Code and MARPOL Annex II – Entry into Force on 1 January 2021

Link

22/05/20

Guidance on the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 on Board

Link

31/03/20

China – COVID-19

Link

25/03/20

PPR 7 - 17 to 21 February 2020 Major Outcomes of the 7th Session of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response

Link

26/02/20

Joint Statement IMO-WHO on the Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Link

25/02/20

SDC 7 - 3 to 7 February 2020 Major Outcomes of the 7th Session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

Link

17/02/20

New Requirements of Damage Control Drills for Passenger Ships - Entry into Force 1 January 2020

Link

19/12/19

Requirements for Maintenance, Thorough Examination, Operational Testing, Overhaul and Repair of Lifeboats and Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances and Release Gear

Link

18/12/19

India – Prohibition on Use of Single Use Plastics

Link

09/12/19

CHINA CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

RECENT RULES AND GUIDELINES

Title

Source

Date Published

Guidelines for Compliance Survey of Construction and Equipment of Ships Transiting Canals 2020

Link

22/10/20

Guidelines for Assessment of Sloshing Loads and Structural Scantling of Tanks 2020

Link

12/08/20

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships 2020 RCN No.03

Link

01/08/20

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

Link

22/07/20

Rules for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Liquid Chemicals in Bulk V. 2020. RCN No.1

Link

20/07/20

Rules for Construction and Classification of Yachts 2020

Link

16/07/20

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships Amendments 2020

Link

09/07/20

Rules for Construction of Ocean-going Steel Fishing Vessels 2020 RCN No.1

Link

30/06/20

Guidelines for Shipboard Vibration Control 2020 RCN No.1

Link

24/06/20

Rules for Materials and Welding 2020 RCN No.1

Link

24/06/20

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships 2020 RCN No.2

Link

24/06/20

RCN No.1 Rules for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk

Link

19/06/20

Guidelines for Testing and Survey of Emission of Nitrogen Oxides from Marine Diesel Engines 2020

Link

15/06/20

Rules for Materials and Welding Amendments

Link

14/04/20

Rules for Green Eco-Ships

Link

07/04/20

Guidelines for Surveys of Pure Battery Powered Ships

Link

16/03/20

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships 2020 RCN No.1

Link

09/03/20

Guidelines for the Implementation of Continuous Machinery Survey (CMS)

Link

06/03/20

Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Assessment and Cyber Safety Management System 2019

Link

02/03/20

Guidelines for Requirement and Security Assessment of Ship Cyber System 2020

Link

02/03/20

Air Pipe Automatic Closing Devices

Link

08/01/20

Rules for Intelligent Ships 2020

Link

03/01/20

DNV GL

RECENT TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

PSC inspections during COVID-19: Are we back to normal?

Link

20/10/20

Using biodiesel in marine diesel engines: new fuels, new challenges

Link

14/10/20

ISM cyber security is coming soon - check your preparedness

Link

06/10/20

IHM compliance only three months away – how to meet the deadline by going digital

Link

05/10/20

A guide to remote radio surveys – a cost-effective way to stay compliant

Link

15/09/20

MARPOL Electronic record books - option available from 1 October 2020

Link

03/09/20

AMSA focused inspection campaign — Proper stowage and securing of cargo containers

Link

31/07/20

Ballast water management - new type approval standard applicable from 28 October 2020

Link

10/07/20

IMO and EU requirements March 2020 to December 2021

Link

07/07/20

DNV GL publishes update of ship rules with new fire safety notation for container ships

Link

01/07/20

Upcoming IMO requirements on safe mooring

Link

25/06/20

Cyber security to be covered in SMS from 1 January 2021 – are you prepared?

Link

02/06/20

IMO DCS – deadline 31 May 2020 - first Statement of Compliance shall be onboard

Link

19/05/20

New IMO-Vega online and offline versions

Link

18/05/20

The change in load line – a faster leaner process

Link

30/04/20

A new ECA and speed reduction limits in South Korean ports

Link

27/04/20

Sulphur Cap 2020 – carriage of non-compliant fuel due to delays in scrubber installation

Link

21/04/20

PSC Top 18 items – the main detainable deficiencies you need to know about

Link

17/04/20

Interim versions of amended regulations available in IMO-Vega online

Link

07/04/20

EU Ship Recycling Regulation – further clarifications on IHM

Link

17/03/20

IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment

Link

09/03/20

IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response

Link

24/02/20

IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction

Link

10/02/20

Sulphur Cap 2020 – HSFO carriage ban only weeks away

Link

07/02/20

IMO Sub-Committee on navigation, communications and search and rescue

Link

27/01/20

Ballast Water Management – new requirements and operational challenges

Link

09/12/19

INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL CIRCULARS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

130/20

Barbados Bulletin reg. Ship Security Alert Systems (SSAS)

Link

October 2020

129/20

EU Commission Notice providing Guidelines on the enforcement of obligations under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation relating to the Inventory of Hazardous Materials of vessels operating in European waters

Link

October 2020

128/20

Sri Lanka MSN 07/2020 Reg. Extraordinary measures relating to seafarer’s certification resulting due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

October 2020

127/20

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

Link

October 2020

126/20

Marshall Islands - Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

October 2020

125/20

DGS Order No. 30 of 2020 Reg Extension of the validity of ship sanitation certificate for all Indian registered vessels operating on the coast of India in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

October 2020

124/20

USCG Advisory providing Guidance to Address Illicit Shipping and Sanctions Evasion Practices

Link

October 2020

123/20

DGS Circular No. 32 of 2020 Reg Ballast Water Convention

Link

October 2020

122/20

Carriage of Seed Cake in Bulk as per IMSBC Code

Link

October 2020

121/20

St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

October 2020

120/20

Cyprus - Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

October 2020

119/20

Use of EGCS (Scrubbers) in New Zealand Territorial Waters

Link

October 2020

118/20

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

Link

September 2020

117/20

Marshall Islands – Marine Safety Advisory No. 27-20 on Extension of the validity period of Seafarer’s Certificates/ SEA due to COVID-19

Link

September 2020

116/20

Comoros Maritime Circular Ref No. 20/01855/COM3 on COVID-19 – Guidance relating to the postponement /extension of statutory certification & services

Link

September 2020

115/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN- 03/2020 Reg Extension of Seafarers Employment Agreement and Certificates due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

September 2020

114/20

Panama Merchant Marine Notice No. MMN-07-2020 Reg Request for Postponement/ Extension of Statutory Certification and Services due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

September 2020

113/20

Discharge of washwater from Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Link

September 2020

112/20

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

Link

August 2020

111/20

Cyprus Maritime Administration Circular No. 08/2020 as amended by Circular No. 18/2020 Reg Urgent Provisional Measures for the operation of Cyprus ships during the COVID-19 outbreak

Link

August 2020

110/20

Cook Islands – Guidance relating to extension of Seafarers Certificates, SEA, surveys, audits, inspections due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

August 2020

109/20

DGS, Order No. 23 of 2020 Reg Extension to the validity of Ship’s Statutory Certificates, Periodical Surveys and Audits in view of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

August 2020

108/20

Amendments to the IBC/BCH Code & MARPOL 73/78 Annex II entering into force on 1 January 2021

Link

August 2020

107/20

Barbados Maritime Bulletin No. 329 on COVID-19 Guidance

Link

July 2020

106/20

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

Link

July 2020

105/20

DGS, Order No. 19 of 2020 Reg Extension of the validity of Recruitment & Placement of Seafarers License (RPSL) and Inspection of RPSL in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

July 2020

104/20

DGS Order No. 18 of 2020 Reg Extension of the validity of ship sanitation certificate for all Indian registered vessels operating on the coast of India in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

July 2020

103/20

Vanuatu flag Administration on extension of Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA) due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

July 2020

102/20

Marshall Islands – Marine Safety Advisory No. 25-20 on Handling ISM, ISPS, and MLC, 2006 due to the exceptional circumstances of Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

Link

July 2020

101/20

Marshall Islands – Marine Safety Advisory No. 24-20 on handling the validity of ship certificates due to COVID-19

Link

July 2020

100/20

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)Marine Notice 04 of 2020 Reg. Maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers during COVID-19 pandemic

Link

July 2020

99/20

Panama Merchant Marine Notice No. MMN-07-2020 Reg Request for Postponement/ Extension of Statutory Certification and Services due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

July 2020

98/20

Designation of SOX Emission Control Area (SECA) in Republic of South Korea

Link

July 2020

97/20

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

Link

July 2020

96/20

DGS, Order No. 17 of 2020 Reg Extension to the validity of Seafarer’s Certificates and Ship’s Statutory Certificates, Periodical Surveys and Audits in view of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

July 2020

95/20

DGS requirements in respect of Swachh Sagar Portal, Prohibition in respect of Single Use Plastics on board and Payment of Crew Wages

Link

June 2020

94/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN-03/2020 Reg Extension of Seafarers Employment Agreement and Certificates due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

June 2020

93/20

DGS, Order No. 16 of 2020 Reg Re-validation of Seafarers Certificates of Competency (CoC) / Certificate of Proficiency in view of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

June 2020

92/20

Comoros Maritime Circular Ref No. 20/01855/COM on COVID-19 – Guidance relating to the postponement /extension of statutory certification & services

Link

June 2020

91/20

Mauritius Merchant Shipping Notice, MSN-18/2020 Reg Vessels and Seafarer’s certificates during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Link

June 2020

90/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN-03/2020 Reg Extension of Seafarers Employment Agreement and Certificates due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

June 2020

89/20

Belize MMN-20-003r1 Reg. Guidance on temporary measures related to Implementation and Enforcement of IMO Instruments due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

June 2020

88/20

DGS, Order No. 15 of 2020 Reg Extension of the validity of Recruitment & Placement of Seafarers License (RPSL) and Inspection of RPSL in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

June 2020

87/20

Republic of Panama - Authorized Companies to perform Flag State Inspections / surveys onboard Panama Flagged Vessels

Link

June 2020

86/20

Sri Lanka MSN 04/2020 Reg. Guidance on extraordinary measures relating to ship’s statutory certificates, seafarer’s certification and contract of employment resulting due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

May 2020

85/20

Use of Approved Electronic Record Books

Link

May 2020

84/20

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

Link

May 2020

83/20

DGS, Order No. 13 of 2020 Reg Extension to the validity of Seafarers Certificates, Periodical Surveys and Audits in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

May 2020

82/20

Marshall Islands – Marine Safety Advisory No. 21-20 on Extension of the validity period of Seafarer’s Certificates/ SEA due to COVID-19

Link

May 2020

81/20

DGS, GOI M.S. Notice No.08 of 2020 Reg. Monitoring of Indian flagged Vessels

Link

May 2020

80/20

Panama Merchant Marine Notice No. MMN-07-2020 Reg Request for Postponement/ Extension of Statutory Certification and Services due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

May 2020

79/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN-03/2020 Reg Extension of Seafarers Employment Agreement and Certificates due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

May 2020

78/20

Addendum No. 1 to DGS, Order No. 12 of 2020 Reg Standard Operating Procedures / Protocols (SOP) for controlled crew change in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

May 2020

77/20

IMO Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.16 on COVID-19 related guidelines for ensuring a safe shipboard interface between ship and shore-based personnel

Link

May 2020

76/20

IMO Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.15 on COVID-19 –Personal Protective Equipment

Link

May 2020

75/20

IMO Circular on Guidelines for onboard sampling for the verification of the sulphur content of the Fuel Oil used onboard ships

Link

May 2020

74/20

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 2015 EGCS Guidelines (resolution MEPC. 259(68))

Link

May 2020

73/20

DGS, GOI – M.S. Notice No. 04 of 2020 (including Corrigendum to the MS Notice) Reg Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – Inspection and Certification of the Maritime Labour Conditions of Indian Flag Ships

Link

May 2020

72/20

Freefall Lifeboat Sling Arrangements

Link

May 2020

71/20

Bahrain Marine Notice No. 01 of 2020 & No. 2 of 2020 Reg. Guidance on extraordinary measures relating to extension of ship’s statutory certificates, audits and inspections and seafarer’s certification resulting due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

May 2020

70/20

DGS M.S. Notice No. 07 of 2020 Reg. Terms and Conditions of employment of Seafarers engaged on Indian flag ships

Link

May 2020

69/20

Belize MMN-20-003 Reg. Guidance on temporary measures related to Implementation and Enforcement of IMO Instruments due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

May 2020

68/20

Malaysia MSN 08/2020 Reg. Extension of the validity of ships statutory certificates resulting due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

May 2020

67/20

Sri Lanka MSN 02/2020-Revised Reg. Guidance on extraordinary measures relating to ship’s statutory certificates, seafarer’s certification and contract of employment resulting due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

May 2020

66/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN-03/2020 Reg Extension of Seafarers Employment Agreement and Certificates due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

April 2020

65/20

Palau Marine Circular No. 187.1 regarding handling the validity of ship certificates due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

April 2020

64/20

DGS, Order No. 12 of 2020 Reg Standard Operating Procedures / Protocols (SOP) for controlled crew change in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

63/20

Thailand Marine Department Notification Ref No. 0322/1467 and Announcement Ref No. 56/2563(A.D. 2020) Reg. Extension of Statutory Surveys, issuance/ endorsement of statutory certificates and Extension of seafarer’s certification/ documents etc due to COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

62/20

Addendum No. 2 to DGS, Order No. 6 of 2020 Reg Extension to the validity of Seafarer’s CoC and Statutory Certificates, Periodical Surveys and Audits of Indian Registered Ships in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

61/20

Govt. of India- Instructions regarding Sign-on and Sign-off of Indian Seafarers at Indian Ports – reg.

Link

April 2020

60/20

IMO Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.8 to promote harmonized action, assistance and a pragmatic approach with respect to PSC Inspections during COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

59/20

Marshall Islands – Marine Safety Advisory No. 14-20 on handling the validity of ship certificates due to COVID-19

Link

April 2020

58/20

Kiribati Marine Circular No. 53/2020 on Extension of Statutory Certificates, Surveys, Audits and Inspections due to COVID-19

Link

April 2020

57/20

Georgia Maritime Circular No. 18/CIRC/STCW Reg Interim Measures in respect of Seafarer’s Certification and Training due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

56/20

Tuvalu Marine Circular, MC-4/2020/1 on managing statutory surveys & certificates, ISM, ISPS, MLC 2006 and FSI during COVID-19

Link

April 2020

55/20

Maldives Marine Circular No: INT-2020/001 Reg Extension of Expiry dates of CoC and Trading Certificates due to COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

54/20

Liberia – Marine Advisory No. 07/2020-2 Reg. Guidance to Assist with Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Ship Operations

Link

April 2020

53/20

DGS Order No. 10 of 2020 Reg Extension of the validity of Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

52/20

Addendum No. 03 to DGS, Order No. 04 of 2020 Reg Instructions to Vessels, all major and minor ports for dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

51/20

Georgia Maritime Circular No. 17/CIRC/FSI Regarding Measures taken in respect COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

50/20

Comoros Maritime Circular Ref No. 20/01857/COM on Crew Dispensation Letter

Link

April 2020

49/20

Bulgaria Circular Ref 581/19.03.2020 Reg. Guidelines for adoption of extraordinary measures of the seafarer’s certificates of competency or certificate of proficiency issued by Bulgarian Maritime Administration resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

48/20

Brazil to require ISM Code Certification for MOUs and Fixed Platforms

Link

April 2020

47/20

Bangladesh Maritime Circular No. 01 of 2020 Reg. instructions in respect of Certification of ships and Seafarers due to COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

46/20

St. Kitts & Nevis Maritime Circular No. MC/92/20 Reg. Measures taken as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

45/20

World Health Organization (WHO) instructions to Ships in respect of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

44/20

Cyprus Maritime Administration Circular No. 08/2020 Reg Urgent Provisional Measures for the operation of Cyprus ships during the COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

43/20

Sri Lanka MSN 02/2020 Reg. Guidance on extraordinary measures relating to ship’s statutory certificates, seafarer’s certification and contract of employment resulting due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

April 2020

42/20

Addendum No. 01 to DGS, Order No. 06 of 2020 Reg Extension to the validity of periodical Surveys and Audits of Indian Registered Ships in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

41/20

Oman Maritime Circular No. 04/2020 and Circular No. 06/2020 on COVID-19 outbreak – Relaxation measures for ship’s statutory certificates

Link

April 2020

40/20

DGS Order No. 09 of 2020 Reg Extension of the validity of ship sanitation certificate for all Indian registered vessels operating on the coast of India in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

April 2020

39/20

BMP West Africa

Link

April 2020

38/20

U.A.E. FTA Circular No. 06 of 2020 Reg Guidance relating to extension of seafarers certificates due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

April 2020

37/20

Cook Islands – Guidance relating to extension of Seafarers Certificates, SEA, surveys, audits, inspections due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

April 2020

36/20

Panama Merchant Marine Notice No. MMN-07-2020 Reg Request for Postponement/ Extension of Statutory Certification and Services due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

April 2020

35/20

Vanuatu - Interim Policy on ISM internal audits and ISM/ISPS/MLC audits/inspections due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

April 2020

34/20

Netherlands - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Contingency Plan and Guidelines

Link

April 2020

33/20

Consideration of service being provided by IRS due to outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Link

April 2020

32/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN-03/2020 Reg Coronavirus and Seafarers Employment Agreement and Certificates

Link

April 2020

31/20

Consideration of service being provided by IRS due to outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Link

April 2020

30/20

Antigua & Barbuda Maritime Circular No. 2020-001 on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Link

April 2020

29/20

Comoros Maritime Circular Ref No. 20/01855/COM on COVID-19 – Guidance relating to the postponement /extension of statutory certification & services

Link

April 2020

28/20

BIMCO Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.6 on Preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

Link

March 2020

27/20

Barbados Maritime Bulletin No. 323 on COVID-19 Guidance

Link

March 2020

26/20

Panama Merchant Marine Notice No. MMN-07-2020 Reg Request for Postponement / Extension of Statutory Certification and Services due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

March 2020

25/20

DGS, Order No. 04 of 2020 Reg Instructions to Vessels, all major and minor ports for dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

Link

March 2020

24/20

Bahamas Maritime Authority Technical Alert 20-03 Reg Interim Policy on Extension/ Postponement of surveys/ audits and inspections due to outbreak of COVID-19

Link

March 2020

23/20

Commonwealth of Dominica – Marine Safety Circular- CD-MSC 02-20, Rev01 Reg. Guidance to Assist with Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Ship Operations

Link

March 2020

22/20

DGS, Order No. 06 of 2020 Reg Extension to the validity of periodical Surveys and Audits of Indian Registered Ships in view of COVID-19 outbreak

Link

March 2020

21/20

Liberia – Marine Advisory No. 07/2020 Reg. Guidance to Assist with Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Ship Operations

Link

March 2020

20/20

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

Link

March 2020

19/20

Marshall Islands – Marine Safety Advisory No. 11-20 on Handling ISM, ISPS, and MLC, 2006 due to the exceptional circumstances of Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

Link

March 2020

18/20

Tokyo MOU and Indian Ocean MOU Press Release on Guidance for dealing with impact of the outbreak of the COVID-19

Link

March 2020

17/20

IRS - Survey activity due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Link

March 2020

16/20

Malta Merchant Shipping Notice 158 Reg. Extraordinary Measures Resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Link

March 2020

15/20

DG Shipping, India – Instructions on dealing with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – reg

Link

March 2020

14/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN-03/2020 Reg Coronavirus and Seafarers Employment Agreement and Certificates

Link

March 2020

13/20

IMO Circular Letter Reg Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Link

March 2020

12/20

IMO Circular Letter Reg Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Link

March 2020

11/20

Guidance on Fixed Gas Detection System for Liquified Gas Carriers

Link

February 2020

10/20

Panama Maritime Authority Merchant Marine Notice, MMN-03/2020 Reg Coronavirus and Seafarers Employment Agreement

Link

February 2020

09/20

Marshall Islands Marine Safety Advisory No. 07-20 Reg Electronic DMLC Part I

Link

February 2020

08/20

Panama Merchant Marine Notice reg. South Korea Establishes an Emission Control Area for Ships

Link

February 2020

07/20

United States Coast Guard – Subchapter O Endorsements

Link

February 2020

06/20

Marshall Islands – Fire-Fighting Outfits – Fire Proximity Suits

Link

February 2020

05/20

DGS, GOI – M.S. Notice No. 04 of 2020 Reg Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – Inspection and Certification of the Maritime Labour Conditions of Indian Flag Ships

Link

February 2020

04/20

Freefall Lifeboat Release System Modification

Link

February 2020

03/20

DG Shipping India Addendum No.1 DGS Order 05 of 2019 - Prohibition on Use of Single Use Plastics Onboard Merchant Ships

Link

January 2020

02/20

DGS M.S. Notice 01 of 2020 Reg. Requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of Lifeboats including free-fall lifeboats, Rescue boats and fast rescue boats, launching appliances and release gears

Link

January 2020

01/20

Amendments (05-19) to IMSBC Code

Link

January 2020

KOREAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

 

Issuance of Statement of Compliance on IHM for Panamanian flagged ships

Link

15/09/20

 

Notice of the information regarding to the vessel operation in the SOx Emission Control Area in Republic of Korea

Link

09/07/20

 

Convention Today (July 1, 2020)

Link

01/07/20

 

Survey to be attended by surveyors (Rev.2)

Link

22/06/20

 

Guidance on the issuance of IHM(EU) certificate for existing ships, maintenance update of IHM Part I and Final Survey

Link

11/06/20

 

COVID-19: USCG Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extensions

Link

19/05/20

 

Convention Today (January 1, 2020)

Link

17/02/20

 

Issuance of 'Forcasting the Alternative Marine Fuel: Ammonia' technical information

Link

29/01/20

 

Designation of "SOX Emission Control Area" in Republic of Korea

Link

21/01/20

 

Notice for issuing MLC short term certificate on Korean flagged vessel

Link

09/12/19

 

Damage Control Drill of Passenger ships

Link

30/08/19

 

FAQ for SOx Scrubber (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System, EGCS)

Link

26/08/19

 

Enhanced Survey Programme (ESP) Guidance Book for Ship Owners

Link

26/06/19

 

Survey to be attended by surveyors (Rev.1)

Link

30/05/19

496

Convention Today (January 1, 2019)

Link

04/04/19

495

SSE 6- News Flash

Link

13/03/19

494

PPR 6 - News Flash

Link

26/02/19

493

SDC 6 - News Flash

Link

08/02/19

492

News final of MSC 100

Link

08/02/19

491

[Revision] EEBD Requirements for Panama flagged ships

Link

08/02/19

490

NCSR 6 - News Flash

Link

29/01/19

489

[Revision] EEBD Requirements for Panama flagged ships

Link

21/01/19

487

China data reporting scheme on energy consumption of ships (from 1st Jan. 2019)

Link

11/01/19

486

Early Implementation of SOLAS II-2/Regulation 10.5.1.2.2

Link

08/01/19

485

MEPC 73 - News Final

Link

04/01/19

484

Enforcement of EU Regulation on Ship Recycling

Link

26/12/18

483

Guidance for the Hong Kong / Taiwan / China ECA Regulations

Link

18/12/18

LLOYD’S REGISTER

CLASS NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

19/2020

Urgent survey requests outside of normal business hours

Link

19/10/20

18/2020

Maritime Labour Convention 2006: Amendments 2018

Link

15/10/20

17/2020

Statutory alert: Use of MARPOL Electronic Record Books.

Link

30/09/20

16/2020

Approval of Service Suppliers for Commissioning Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems

Link

16/09/20

15/2020

LR start the rollout of IMO Compliant Electronic Certificates

Link

17/08/20

14/2020

Withdrawal of Inmarsat Fleet 77 Services on 1 December 2020

Link

12/06/20

13/2020

Guidance for flag States regarding surveys and renewals of certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic

Link

08/06/20

12/2020

New Lloyd’s Register requirements for Non-Destructive Testing Suppliers

Link

29/05/20

11/2020

South Korea - Designation of SOx Emission Control Areas (SECA) and Speed Reduction Program

Link

15/05/20

10/2020

Application of Ballast Water Treatment Systems performance standards

Link

07/05/2020

09/2020

Updated temporary guidance: Port State Control and the impact of COVID-19

Link

17/04/20

08/2020

Amendments to the IBC code – replacement of existing certificates

Link

15/04/20

07/2020

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II - P&A Manual amendments

Link

15/04/20

06/2020

Temporary guidance: Port State Control and the impact of COVID-19

Link

31/03/20

05/2020

Inventory of Hazardous Materials – EU SRR compliance

Link

31/03/20

04/2020

IMO DCS and EU MRV - Deadline approaching for annual submission of fuel oil consumption data

Link

05/03/20

03/2020

Guidance: Survey activity during the Coronavirus outbreak

Link

28/02/20

02/2020

Safety notice issued: GEPA freefall lifeboat release systems

Link

17/01/20

01/2020

Update to new requirements for service suppliers in China

Link

10/01/20

CLASS NK

RECENT TECHNICAL NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

TEC- 1212

Safety Radio (SR) survey of Japanese flag ships (Revision)

Link

28/10/20

TEC-1211

AMSA's approach to maximum period of shipboard service for seafarers

Link

07/10/20

TEC-1210

Compliance with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation –

For Panamanian flagged vessels

Link

02/10/20

TEC-1209

Amendments to the IBC/BCH Code & MARPOL 73/78 Annex II which will enter into force on 1 January 2021 (For non-Japanese flag ships)

Link

15/09/20

TEC-1208

Applicability, procedure, etc. for flag change from non-Japanese to Japanese without drydocking

Link

08/09/20

TEC-1207

Compliance with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation - Non-EU flagged vessels

Link

03/09/20

TEC-1206

Ship Construction File (SCF)for ships to which GBS requirements are applicable

Link

15/07/20

TEC-1205

Corrosion of distance piece on SOx scrubber discharge water line

Link

09/04/20

TEC-1204

Steel coil loading program of existing dry cargo ships to which Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers is applied

Link

27/03/20

TEC-1203

Information relating to COVID-19

Link

27/03/20

TEC-1202

Sampling analysis at the commissioning tests of Ballast Water Management Systems (Panama)

Link

27/03/20

TEC-1201

Type Approval by the Japanese Government for the exhaust gas monitoring systems and discharge water monitoring systems of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems installed on Japanese-flagged ships

Link

02/03/20

TEC-1200

Test of wash water from open-loop scrubbers (Australia)

Link

21/02/20

TEC-1199

Sampling analysis at the commissioning test of Ballast Water Management System

Link

21/02/20

TEC-1198

Start of the Annual report verification of IMO Data Collection Systems for fuel oil consumption of ships (IMO DCS)

Link

14/02/20

 

New versions (Ver. 7.0.0) of Structural Calculation Software for IACS CSR BC&OT are now available

Link

07/02/20

-

Release of the “Guidelines for Hull Construction Monitoring”.

Link

27/12/19

REGISTRO ITALIANO NAVALE (RINA)

MARINE INFORMATION NOTICE

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

156

SOLAS 2020: stability requirements

Link

December 2019

155

Regulatory overview: MARPOL requirements

Link

December 2019