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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

MEPC 75 Regulatory News Update

Link

05/04/21

ABS Brief PPR 8

Link

29/03/21

Updated Matrix of Regulation – March 2021

Link

12/03/21

MEPC 75 Brief

Link

23/11/20

RECENT RULES AND GUIDES

Title

Source

Date Published/Updated

Guide for Additive Manufacturing

Link

April 2021

Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems

Link

April 2021

Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems

Link

March 2021

List of ABS Notations and Symbols

Link

March 2021

Guide for Gas and Other Low-Flashpoint Fuel Ready Vessels

Link

February 2021

Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems

Link

February 2021

Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for Marine and Offshore Operations - CyberSafety Volume 2

Link

February 2021

Guide for Building and Classing Drillships

Link

February 2021

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

Link

February 2021

Guide for the Environmental Protection Notations for Vessels

Link

January 2021

Guidance Notes on Production Riser Life Extension

Link

January 2021

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

Link

January 2021

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

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Naval Craft

Link

January 2021

Guide for Building and Classing Liftboats

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Units

Link

January 2021

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

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing Facilities on Offshore Installations

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities

Link

January 2021

Guide for Building and Classing Yachts

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations

Link

January 2021

Guide for Building and Classing International Naval Ships

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Craft

Link

January 2021

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

Link

January 2021

Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems

Link

January 2021

Marine Vessel Rules

Link

January 2021

Rules for Building and Classing Single Point Moorings

Link

January 2021

Guide for Materials and Welding for Stainless Steels

Link

December 2020

Guide for Certification of Lifting Appliances

Link

December 2020

Guide for Sustainability Notations

Link

December 2020

BUREAU VERITAS

RECENT RULES AND GUIDANCE NOTES

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

NR206

Wind propulsion systems

Link

February 2021

NR625

Amendment to the structural rules for container ships

Link

January 2021

NR216

Amendments to the Rules on materials and welding

Link

January 2021

NR480

Approval of the manufacturing process of metallic materials

Link

January 2021

NR467

Amendments to the rules for steel ships

Link

January 2021

NR527

Rules for the classification of ships operating in polar waters and icebreakers

Link

January 2021

NR675

Additional Service Feature SMART

Link

January 2021

NR674

Condition monitoring systems

Link

January 2021

NI611

Guidelines for Fatigue Assessment of Ships and Offshore Units

Link

November 2020

CLASS NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

IMO Circular Letter No.4204/Add.19 - Rev.3 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Link

10/02/21

Singapore - Requirements for Shore-Based Personnel Boarding Vessels at Anchorages, Shipyards, Terminals and Marinas, in the Port of Singapore

Link

18/01/21

ADN2021- (Consolidated Version in Four Languages)

Link

04/01/21

Report of MEPC 75 Meeting - 16 to 20 November 2020

Link

25/11/20

Report of MSC 102 - 4 to 11 November 2020

Link

25/11/20

CHINA CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

RECENT RULES AND GUIDELINES

Title

Source

Date Published

Guidelines for Implementation of Statutory Surveys 202103

Link

25/03/21

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships 2021 RCN01

Link

01/02/21

Rules for Ships Using Natural Gas Fuels

Link

31/12/20

Guidelines for Preparation and Implementation of Survey Programme on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys (ESP) 2020

Link

17/12/20

Guidelines for Application of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) System Onboard Ships, 2020

Link

16/12/20

DNV

RECENT TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 8)

Link

06/04/21

IMO DCS reporting deadline on 31 March 2021 – be prepared

Link

23/02/21

IMO Sub-Committee on human element, training and watchkeeping

Link

19/02/21

Interim versions of amended regulations available in IMO-Vega online

Link

11/02/21

DNV GL Rules - January 2021 edition

Link

22/01/21

Transport of liquid chemicals in bulk for Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs)

Link

15/12/20

INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL CIRCULARS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

016/21

Information on Operation Jangkar Haram by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)

Link

April 2021

015/21

RMI – Enclosed Space Entry Incidents / Procedures

Link

March 2021

014/21

RMI – Loss of propulsion in high density traffic areas in China

Link

March 2021

013/21

Georgia Marine Circular Ref. No.6/CIRC/FSI regarding Operating Requirements in the event of Loss of Anchor

Link

March 2021

012/21

Comoros Maritime Circular Ref No. 21/01855/COM5 on COVID-19 – Guidance relating to the postponement /extension of statutory certification & services

Link

March 2021

011/21

Tecnicomar Ecomar Sewage Treatment Plants

Link

March 2021

010/21

Pilot Transfer Arrangements

Link

February 2021

009/21

Liberia Marine Notice PSC- 001, Rev.01/21 Reg. Measures to Improve reporting of deficiencies and Minimizing Risk of Port State Control Detentions

Link

January 2021

008/21

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

Link

January 2021

007/21

DGS, Order No. 04 of 2021 Reg Extension to the validity of Ship’s Statutory Certificates, Periodical Surveys and Audits in view of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

January 2021

006/21

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

Link

January 2021

005/21

Sri Lanka - Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

January 2021

004/21

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

Link

January 2021

003/21

DGS Order No. 01 of 2021 Reg Extension of Certificates of Competency/ Certificate of Proficiency of Seafarers in view of COVID-19 pandemic

Link

January 2021

002/21

Marshall Islands on remote sampling/ surveys with respect to preparation of IHM required under EU SRR due to COVID-19 pandemic

Link

January 2021

001/21

Brexit and MRV – The change of status of the UK in the monitoring and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport in the EU

Link

January 2021

146/20

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

Link

December 2020

145/20

Panama MMC-381 Reg. U.S. Pre-ports arrival checklist for Panama flagged vessels

Link

December 2020

144/20

Commonwealth of Dominica Marine Safety Circular No. CD-MSC 16-20 Rev01 Reg. Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

December 2020

143/20

Malta Merchant Shipping Notice 167 Reg. Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

December 2020

142/20

Belize – Seafarers with invalid/ expired Contracts or Seafarers Employment Agreement (SEA)

Link

December 2020

141/20

Panama Maritime Authority - Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

December 2020

140/20

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

Link

December 2020

139/20

GOI, DGS Circular No. 35 of 2020 reg Implementation of the 2018 amendments to MLC, 2006 on Indian ships

Link

December 2020

KOREAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

 

Technical Information-Report on Ammonia-Fueled Ships

Link

29/01/21

 

Issuance of Statement of Compliance on IHM for Panamanian flagged ships

Link

15/09/20

LLOYD’S REGISTER

CLASS NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

08/2021

PSC Campaign and Precaution for navigating Chinese heavy traffic waterway in Shanghai

Link

03/2021

07/2021

Improvements to LR's Enhanced Survey Programme services

Link

03/2021

06/2021

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

Link

03/2021

05/2021

SOPEP – list of national contacts

Link

03/2021

04/2021

Ship Recycling - UK exit from the EU and the requirements for final survey and recycling facilities

Link

02/2021

03/2021

Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia Flagged Vessels - IHM Requirements for Vessels calling into the EU or United Kingdom

Link

03/2021

02/2021

Safety notice issued: Tecnicomar ECOMAR Sewage Treatment Plants

Link

08/01/21

01/2021

Ship Recycling – UK exit from the EU and the requirements for IHM certification onboard ships

Link

07/01/21

24/2020

Brexit and MRV – The change of status of the UK in the monitoring and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport in the EU

Link

23/12/20

23/2020

New Lloyd’s Register requirements for Brittle Crack Arrest steels, and EH47 grade steel

Link

22/12/20

22/2020

Cyber security management

Link

10/12/20

CLASS NK

RECENT TECHNICAL NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

TEC-1230

Fitting or designating the fuel oil sampling points

Link

02/04/21

TEC-1229

Summary of the Outcomes of MSC 102

Link

24/02/21

TEC-1228

Summary of the outcomes of MEPC 75

Link

09/02/21

TEC-1227

Amendments of 2018 to the code of the MLC, 2006 (effective on and after 26 Dec. 2020) (for non-Japanese flag vessels)

Link

29/01/21

TEC- 1226

Instruction by Panama Maritime Authority regarding U.S. Pre-ports arrival checklist for Panamanian flagged vessels

Link

05/01/21

TEC- 1225

Compliance with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation - Under the influence of COVID-19 – Part 2

Link

25/12/20

TEC- 1224

Compliance with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation – Under the influence of COVID-19

Link

24/12/20

TEC- 1223

Compliance with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation -For Japanese flagged vessels

Link

10/12/20