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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

Updated Matrix of Regulation – October 2019

Link

17/10/19

RECENT RULES AND GUIDES

Title

Source

Date Published/Updated

Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems

Link

March 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

Mobile Offshore Units (2020)

Link

January 2020

Marine Vessel Rules (2020)

Link

January 2020

International Naval Ships (2020)

Link

January 2020

Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities (2020)

Link

January 2020

Floating Production Installations (2020)

Link

January 2020

High-Speed Naval Craft (2020)

Link

January 2020

Facilities on Offshore Installations (2020)

Link

January 2020

Yachts (2020)

Link

January 2020

High-Speed Craft (2020)

Link

January 2020

Steel Barges (2020)

Link

January 2020

Steel Floating Dry Docks (2020)

Link

January 2020

Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways (2020)

Link

January 2020

Generic Rules for Conditions of Classification, Materials and Welding, and Surveys After Construction (2020)

Link

January 2020

BUREAU VERITAS

RECENT RULES AND GUIDANCE NOTES

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

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

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 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

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

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

 

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

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-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

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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