Class Society Guidance in 2017

 

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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

Regulatory News Update - MSC 98

Link

25/10/17

California Announces Biofouling Regulations

Link

19/09/17

China Sulfur Limit Regulatory Update

Link

19/09/17

Riyadh MOU - CIC inspection on enclosed space entry

Link

25/08/17

Paris and Tokyo MOU CIC on Safety of Navigation

Link

03/08/17

USCG Issues Bulletin on Ballast Water Management Requirements

Link

26/07/17

MEPC 71 Brief

Link

07/07/17

MSC 98 Brief

Link

16/06/17

Revised California State Regulations on Ballast Water Management (BWM)

Link

24/04/17

Updated Matrix of Regulation – April 2017

Link

05/04/17

USCG Updates Its Policy for BWMS Extensions

Link

08/03/17

USCG BW Management - Civil Penalty Proceedings

Link

17/02/17

Lashing for Containerships

Link

14/02/17

China Extends Use of Low Sulphur Fuel to 11 Ports as of January 1, 2017

Link

17/01/17

Paris MOU February 15, 2017 Deadline for Submission of 2016 Detention Review

Link

13/01/17

US will follow IMO recommendation for enforcement of STCW 2010 amendments (transitional provisions)

Link

09/01/17

North American and U.S. Caribbean Sea ECA – Understanding Compliance Issues

Link

06/01/17

RECENT RULES AND GUIDES

Title

Source

Date Published

Guidance Notes on Design and Installation of Dynamically Installed Piles (2017)

Link

Dec 17

Cathodic Protection of Ships (2017)

Link

Dec 17

Guide for Use of Supercapacitors in the Marine and Offshore Industries (2017)

Link

Nov 17

Guide for Power Service for Marine and Offshore Applications (2017)

Link

Oct 2017

Guidance Notes on Nearshore Position Mooring 2017

Link

Oct 2017

Guidance Notes on In-Service Hull Stability Verification 2017

Link

Oct 2017

Guide for Classification and Certification of Managed Pressure Drilling Systems 2017

Link

Sep 2017

Guidance Notes on Noise and Vibration Control for Inhabited Spaces

Link

Sep 2017

Guide for Alternative Requirements for Hull Construction of Vessels Intended to Carry Vehicles (130 Meters or More in Length)

Link

Sep 2017

Guide for Building and Classing Asphalt Carriers with Independent Tanks 2017

Link

Aug 2017

Guide for Classification and Certification of Subsea Production Systems, Equipment and Components (2017)

Link

Aug 2017

Guidance Notes on Drilling Riser Analysis (2017)

Link

Jul 2017

Guide for Nondestructive Inspection of Hull Welds

Link

Jun 2017

Guide for Exhaust Emission Abatement

Link

Jun 2017

Lay-up and Reactivation of Offshore Support Vessels

Link

Jun 2017

Lay-Up and Reactivation of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Link

Jun 2017

Guidance Notes on Springing Assessment for Container Carriers and Ore Carriers 2017

Link

Jun 2017

Guide for Conversion of Self-Elevating Units to Offshore Installations

Link

Jun 2017

Guide for Ergonomic Container Lashing

Link

Jun 2017

Guide for Building and Classing Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Vessels

Link

May 17

Steel Vessel Rules

Link

May 17

Lifting Appliances

Link

May 17

Classification of Drilling Systems

Link

May 17

Generic Rules for Conditions of Classification, Materials and Welding, and Surveys After Construction (2017)

Link

May 17

Guide for Mobile Offshore Units Operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, N-Notation

Link

May 17

Guidance Notes on Maintenance and Repair of Protective Coatings 2017

Link

May 17

Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems 2017

Link

Apr 17

Guidance Notes on Life Extension Methodology for Floating Production Installations 2017

Link

Apr 17

Guide for Carriage of Integral Refrigerated Containers On Board Ships 2017

Link

Apr 17

Guide for the Certification of Offshore Mooring Chain 2017

Link

Apr 17

Guidance Notes on Conversion of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units to Floating Production Installations 2017

Link

Apr 17

Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers 2017

Link

Apr 17

Guide for Use of Lithium Batteries in the Marine and Offshore Industries 2017

Link

Apr 17

Guide for Lay-Up and Reactivation of Offshore Support Vessels

Link

Apr 17

Dropped Object Prevention on Offshore Units and Installations

Link

Apr 17

Guidance Notes on Qualifying New Technologies

Link

Apr 17

Guide for Building and Classing LNG Regasification Vessels

Link

Mar 17

Guide for Building and Classing Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Vessels

Link

Mar 17

Guidance Notes on Air Gap Analysis for Semi-Submersibles

Link

Mar 17

Guidance Notes on Design and Installation of Drag Anchors and Plate Anchors

Link

Mar 17

Generic Rules for Conditions of Classification, Materials and Welding, and Surveys After Construction (2017)

Link

Mar 17

Vessel Manoeuvrability

Link

Feb 17

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

Link

Feb 17

Certification of Container Securing Systems

Link

Feb 17

Ballast Water-Treatment

Link

Feb 17

Spectral-Based Fatigue Analysis for Vessels

Link

Feb 17

BUREAU VERITAS

RECENT RULES AND GUIDANCE NOTES

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

NI 641

Guidelines for Autonomous Shipping

Link

Dec 17

NI 635

Index on Applicable Risk Analysis for Marine & Offshore

Link

Nov 17

NR 600

Hull Structure and Arrangement for the Classification of Cargo Ships less than 65 m and Non Cargo Ships less than 90 m

Link

Nov 17

NR 561

Hull in Aluminium Alloys, Design Principles, Construction and Surveys

Link

Nov 17

NI 593

Ship Conversion into Offshore Units – Redeployment and Life Extension of Offshore Units

Link

Nov 17

NI 648

Container Lashing Assessment

Link

Nov 17

NR 625

Amendments to the Structural Rules for Container Ships

Link

Nov 17

NR 645

Rules for the Classification of Floating Storage Regasification Units

Link

Oct 17

NR 627

Gas-prepared Ships

Link

Sep 17

NR 528

Green Passport

Link

Sep 17

NR 526

Rules for the Certification of Lifting Appliances onboard Ships and Offshore Units

Link

Sep 17

NR 644

Scrubber Ready

Link

Aug 17

NR 467

Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships

Link

Jul 17

NR 483

Rules for the Classification of Naval Ships

Link

Jun 17

NI 624

Risk-Based Structural Integrity Management of Offshore Jacket Structures

Link

Apr 17

NR 542

Classification of Floating Gas Units

Link

Mar 17

NI 594

Design and Construction of Offshore Concrete Structures

Link

Feb 17

NR 600

Hull Structure and Arrangement for the Classification of Cargo Ships less then 65 m and Non Cargo Ships less than 90 m

Link

Feb 17

NR 546

Hull in Composite Materials and Plywood, Material Approval, Design Principles, Construction and Survey

Link

Feb 17

NR 614

Underwater Radiated Noise (URN)

Link

Feb 17

NR 216

Rules on Materials & Welding for the Classification of Marine Units

Link

Jan 17

NR 480

Approval of the Manufacturing Process of Metallic Materials

Link

Jan 17

NI 596

EU RO MUTUAL RECOGNOTION - Terms and Conditions, Procedure for type Approval, Technical Requirements

Link

Jan 17

NR 625

Amendments to the Structural Rules for Container Ships

Link

Jan 17

NR 622

Structural assessment of independent tanks and supports for asphalt carriers

Link

Jan 17

NR 467

Rules for the classification of steel ships

Link

Jan 17

NR 529

Gas-fuelled ships

Link

Jan 17

NR 527

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

Link

Jan 17

NR 266

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

Link

Jan 17

NR 597

Requirements for thickness measurements applicable to inland navigation vessels

Link

Jan 17

NI 577

HABITABILITY - Design & construction of crew accommodation in respect of Title 3 of Maritime Labour Convention 2006

Link

Jan 17

CLASS NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

Insight of the major outcomes of the 4th session of the IMO sub-committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 4)

Link

11/10/17

CCC 4 – 11 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2017 Major outcomes of the 4th session of the IMO sub-committee on carriage of cargoes and containers (CCC 4) 11 to 15 September 2015

Link

26/09/17

SAFETY ALERT - COSMO MED and Type Approved Fire doors – Quality issue for A60, A0 and B-15 Fire doors

Link

21/09/17

MEPC 71 – Major outcomes of the 71th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)

Link

14/07/17

BWM Convention - Procedure for implementation of Regulation D-1

Link

10/07/17

AGREEMENT OF IMO MEPC71 ON IMPLEMENTATION SCHEME FOR BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

Link

10/07/17

MSC 98 - major outcomes of the 98th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)

Link

28/06/17

Marshall Islands – Australian Maritime Safety Authority Position on the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate

Link

21/06/17

Sierra Leone - LRIT

Link

15/05/17

Marshall Islands - Inspection of tank vent heads

Link

27/04/17

Revised IHO Standards relating to existing ECDIS

Link

21/04/17

Summary report – IMO SSE 4

Link

11/04/17

Summary report – IMO SDC 4

Link

02/03/17

Summary report - IMO PPR 4

Link

06/02/17

CHINA CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

RECENT RULES AND GUIDELINES

Title

Source

Date Published

RCN No.1 (December 2017) - Guidelines for Construction Monitoring of Hull Structures

Link

14/12/17

CCS Guidelines for Thickness Measurement of Hull (Ver. 6.2)

Link

08/12/17

Rules for Natural Gas Fuelled Ships,2017

Link

21/11/17

RCN No.3 (November 2017) - Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships

Link

13/11/17

RCN No.1 (October 2017) - Guidelines for Inspection of Hull Welds

Link

01/11/17

CCS Rule Change Notice For: RULES FOR MATERIALS AND WELDING

Link

30/09/17

RCN No.2 (September 2017) - Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships

Link

29/09/17

Guidelines for construction monitoring of hull structures 2017

Link

29/09/17

Guide for Safety and Reliability Assessment for Shipboard Software

Link

29/08/17

Guidelines for Survey of Marine Products 2017 Amendments

Link

17/07/17

Interim Guidelines for Surveys of Polar Transport Landing Crafts

Link

06/07/17

Rules for Construction and Classification of Sea-Going High Speed Craft Amendments

Link

01/07/17

RCN No.2 (December 2016) - Rules for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk

Link

13/06/17

CCS Rule Change Notice forRules for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (Aug, 2016, RCN No.1)

Link

13/06/17

Guidelines for Combined Inspection of TOFD Technique and PAUT for Marine Thick Plate Welded Joint 2017

Link

25/05/17

Guidelines for Inspection of Thick Higher Strength Steel Plates for Ships 2016

Link

25/05/17

Guidelines for Survey of Marine Products 20161207 Amendments

Link

28/04/17

Guidelines for Survey of Oil Floating Storage Vessels Fixed at Anchorage 2017

Link

27/02/17

Guidelines for Surveys on Implementation of the Requirements of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants 2016

Link

22/01/17

Guidelines for Implementation and Survey of Requirements on Lubricate Oil of EPA

Link

22/01/17

Guidelines for Survey of Air-conditioning Systems onboard Cruise Ships 2017

Link

22/01/17

Guidelines for Survey of Cruise Ships

Link

22/01/17

Guidelines for Design and Installation of Exhaust Gas Cleaning System of Ships

Link

19/01/17

DNV GL

RECENT TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

Update on IMO-Vega Web and offline versions

Link

01/12/17

An update on vessel biofouling management

Link

22/11/17

New requirement for thickness measurements of SOx scrubber overboard piping

Link

17/11/17

New requirements for authorized service providers regarding life-saving appliances

Link

16/11/17

Electronic class and statutory certificates – Experience from more than 10,000 certificates issued

Link

09/11/17

Certificate of Fitness, tripartite product list - Now available for chemical tankers

Link

07/11/17

Interim versions of updated regulations available in IMO-Vega

Link

27/09/17

Baltic Sea – First MARPOL special area for sewage

Link

18/09/17

Fires on vessels made of fibre-reinforced plastic (frp)

Link

14/09/17

First milestone reached for EU MRV – what’s ahead?

Link

13/09/17

Industry collaboration delivers recommended practice on how to fight cyber threats in the oil and gas industry

Link

06/09/17

Final countdown to compliance with the BWM Convention

Link

25/08/17

Concentrated inspection campaign on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry

Link

24/08/17

Concentrated inspection campaigns on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances (revised version)

Link

03/08/17

Updated requirements to Bridge Alert Management (BAM) in the Marine Equipment Directive (MED)

Link

17/07/17

MEPC 71 agrees to implementation dates for ballast water treatment systems

Link

07/07/17

Concentrated inspection campaigns on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances

Link

07/07/17

MSA China – Special inspection campaign on bulk carriers

Link

07/07/17

DNV GL rules for classification: Offshore – July 2017

Link

05/07/17

DNV GL rules for classification: Ships – July 2017

Link

05/07/17

Updates of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR) for bulk carriers and oil tankers coming into force 1 July 2017

Link

05/07/17

Fit for Purpose – Making safety management systems even more effective

Link

27/06/17

100 days to go – are you ready? The BWM Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017

Link

01/06/17

New IMO-Vega Web and offline versions

Link

31/05/17

Machinery list with convenient display options

Link

10/05/17

Watertight doors awareness campaign

Link

03/05/17

New DNV GL ballast water management plan (bwmp) generator app – compliant with less effort

Link

22/03/17

Clarifications on ECDIS upgrading – what you should do

Link

15/03/17

New carriage requirements for all IBC Code listed products

Link

08/03/17

Unattended machinery spaces: Class notations E0 and AUT – clarifications on the annual survey

Link

09/02/17

Ballast Water Management – How to comply with the IMO Convention

Link

03/02/17

DNV GL Rules for classification: Ships - January 2017

Link

20/01/17

Incomplete Propeller Immersion - Risk of propeller shaft bearing damage

Link

12/01/17

INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL CIRCULARS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

145

DGS Engineering Circular No. 05 of 2017 Reg. Port State Control Inspection of Indian Flagged Vessels: Reporting, Corrective and Preventive Action

Link

Dec 17

144

RMI - Marine Safety Advisory regarding Ballast Water Exchange - Intra North Sea Voyages

Link

Dec 17

143

Panama circular on Instructions and Procedure for the implementation and certification of the ISPS Code

Link

Dec 17

142

Inspection and certification of Indian ships of GRT below 500 T, Indian River sea vessels and Indian coastal vessels

Link

Dec 17

141

DG Shipping Circular reg. Implementation of Cyber-security risk mitigation measures onboard Indian Flag Ships

Link

 

Dec 17

140

Panama circular on International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) and Ship Security Plan (SSP)

Link

Nov 17

139

Exemption of Trainees/Cadets from purview of MLC 2006

Link

Nov 17

138

Bahamas Maritime authority information bulletin No. 171 regarding control and management of Ships’ Biofouling.

Link

Nov 17

137

St. Vincent & the Grenadines circular reg. Flag State Inspection Policy.

Link

Nov 17

136

Update on implementation of regulation regarding sulphur content of fuel oil within China Emission Control Areas (ECAs)

Link

Nov 17

135

IACS Recommendation No. 151 regarding treatment of fuel oil onboard ships

Link

Nov 17

134

BAHAMAS Maritime authority issued bulletin No.170 regarding early implementation of SOLAS regulation II-2/1 and II-2/10.

Link

Oct 17

133

Marshall Islands Marine Notice - International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

Link

Oct 17

132

Action to be taken by port states on required updates of electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS)

Link

Oct 17

131

Panama circular on Regulation for use of the Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)

Link

Oct 17

130

Panama Oil Record Book and Emissions

Link

Oct 17

129

Clarification on ECDIS Training and Certification Requirements

Link

Oct 17

128

Extension for conversion of Statement of Compliance for MLC, 2006 to Maritime Labour Certificate.

Link

Oct 17

127

Carriage of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer (non-hazardous).

Link

Oct 17

126

Amendments to the IMDG Code (Amendment 38-16).

Link

Oct 17

125

Statutory Certificates and Documents Required to be carried on board Cargo Ships.

Link

Oct 17

124

USCG marine safety alert reg. Leaky Lifejacket Lights.

Link

Oct 17

123

Panama Circular reg. Correction of Deficiencies found in ASI Inspections.

Link

Oct 17

122

Electronic Oil Record Books – MARPOL Annex I.

Link

Oct 17

121

Fatal accident involving enclosed space entry

Link

Sep 17

120

RMI Marine Safety Advisory regarding Machinery Space Flooding

Link

Sep 17

119

Corrigendum No.1 to DGS M.S. Notice No. 4 of 2017 Regarding Flag State Inspection of Indian Vessels

Link

Sep 17

118

RMI Marine Safety Advisory on use of new satellite mobile communication services.

Link

Sep 17

117

Liberia Marine Safety Advisory on ECDIS requirements to meet updates from 01 September 2017

Link

Sep 17

116

USCG Marine Safety Information Bulletin reg. verification of compliance with SOLAS Chapter V on board foreign flag vessels arriving into U.S. ports

Link

Sep 17

115

Contamination of cargo from leaked bunker fuel oil

Link

Sep 17

114

RMI Yacht Safety Advisory on New California Biofouling Regulations

Link

Aug 17

113

RMI Marine Safety Advisory on ECDIS requirements to meet updates from 01 September 2017

Link

Aug 17

112

RMI notice on measures to improve compliance in United States Ports

Link

Aug 17

111

Information required to be sent to DGCOM

Link

Aug 17

110

Liberia Marine Advisory reg. Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation

Link

Aug 17

109

CIC by Riyadh MOU on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry beginning 1 September 2017 and end on 30 November 2017

Link

Aug 17

108

Panama circular on Company Security Officer (CSO)

Link

Aug 17

107

USCG safety alert reg. use of high frequency radios

Link

Aug 17

106

DGS NT Circular No. NT/LSA/02/2017 Reg. Equivalent testing post installation of replacement hooks of Lifeboat

Link

Aug 17

105

DGS Engineering Circular No. 02A of 2016 Reg. Compliance to Regulation D2 of Ballast Water Convention and Re-harmonization of IOPP Renewal survey

Link

Aug 17

104

Re-harmonization of IOPP Renewal Survey

Link

Aug 17

103

COSMO Notification Reg. partly missing insulation materials inside the fire doors

Link

Aug 17

102

California requirements for Ballast Water discharge

Link

Aug 17

101

USCG alert on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) System and Inspection

Link

Aug 17

100

St. Vincent and The Grenadines Policy Reg. Ballast Water Management Convention, 2004

Link

Aug 17

99

Panama Policy Reg. Ballast Water Management Convention, 2004

Link

Aug 17

98

Panama circular on List of approved P & I Clubs / Insurers

Link

Aug 17

97

Mauritius merchant shipping notice on approval of inflatable life rafts subjected to extended service

Link

Aug 17

96

Bahamas information bulletin regarding Garbage Record Book.

Link

Aug 17

95

Panama circular on 2010 Manila Amendments to STCW convention.

Link

Aug 17

94

Panama circular on Samples of Seafarers’ Documentation Issued.

Link

Aug 17

93

Panama circular on Validity of Color copies of Original Documents.

Link

Aug 17

92

Amendments to Annex V of MARPOL Convention

Link

Jul 17

91

Post Inspection Letters from Vanuatu Maritime Services

Link

Jul 17

90

Pearl River Delta (PRD) Domestic Emission Control Areas (DECA)

Link

Jul 17

89

Draft MEPC Resolution on implementation date of the Ballast Water Management System

Link

Jul 17

88

New IMO Requirement coming in force from 1st September 2017 onwards

Link

Jul 17

87

Belize – Carriage of printed colour copies for original flag State documents.

Link

Jul 17

86

Barbados Maritime Authority – Guidance and Instructions Reg Management of Port State Control Inspections

Link

Jul 17

85

Brazil PSC – New Inspection Requirements for Aging Bulk Carrier

Link

Jul 17

84

Decoupling of IOPP certificate in relation to Ballast Water management Convention Amendments.

Link

Jun 17

83

Commonwealth of Dominica marine safety circular regarding guidance on issuance of International Ballast Water Management (IBWM) Statement of Compliance.

Link

Jun 17

82

Belize Merchant Marine Notice reg. 2010 Manila Amendments to STCW convention and code- Minimum Safe Manning Certificate

Link

Jun 17

81

RMI marine notice on Electronic Documents and Certificates.

Link

Jun 17

80

Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) by China Maritime Safety Administration (China MSA) for aging bulk carriers beginning from 15 June 2017 and ends on 31 December 2017.

Link

Jun 17

79

International Ballast Water Management Convention – Guidance and Instructions from Bahamas Maritime Authority.

Link

Jun 17

78

Bahamas – MARPOL 73/78 – Annex IV.

Link

Jun 17

77

Exemption of Trainees/Cadets from purview of MLC 2006.

Link

Jun 17

76

St. Vincent & the Grenadines circular reg. requirement of survey for vessels visiting port of Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) member country.

Link

Jun 17

75

DGS NT/ENG Circular No. 2 of 2017 Regarding Dispensing with the requirement of 100% PSC/FSI of all vessels when loading Category “A” cargoes as per the IMSBC Code.

Link

Jun 17

74

DGS Nautical Wing Circular No. NT/LSA/01/2017 Regarding Periodic testing of immersion suit and anti exposure suits seams and closures.

Link

Jun 17

73

Panama Oil Record Book and Emissions

Link

Jun 17

72

Measures on crew competency on Kiribati flagged vessels

Link

Jun 17

71

Emergency Escape Breathing Device – Product recall

Link

Jun 17

70

Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) by Paris MoU on Navigation safety including ECDIS beginning 1 September 2017 and end on 30 November 2017.

Link

Jun 17

69

Republic of Liberia Marine Operations Note on Advance Notice of Arrival Requirements for vessels calling on ports in China

Link

May 17

68

DGS Order No. 02 of 2017 Regarding Inspection of Medicines, Medical Stores and appliances and issuance of Certificate.

Link

May 17

67

AMSA Marine Notice 7 of 2017 Reg. Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports.

Link

May 17

66

ILO Convention C.92 and C.133 compliance

 

Link

May 17

 

 

65

DGS M.S. Notice No. 4 of 2017 Regarding Flag State Inspection of Indian Vessels.

 

Link

May 17

64

AMSA Marine Notice 6 of 2017 Reg. Official Nautical Charts.

 

Link

May 17

63

Panama merchant marine circular on Long Range Identification and Tracking of ships (LRIT)

 

Link

May 17

62

St. Vincent & the Grenadines circular reg. requirement of survey for vessels visiting port of Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) member country

Link

May 17

61

Republic of Mauritius merchant shipping notice reg. IOPP certificate in respect of Ballast Water Management Convention

Link

May 17

60

Republic of Liberia Marine Operation note re. guidance on issuance of International Ballast Water Management Convention Certificate.

Link

May 17

59

RMI marine guidelines on Electronic Documents and Certificates.

 

Link

May 17

58

RMI Ship Security Advisory on Conditions of Entry for vessels arriving at United States ports from certain countries

Link

Apr 17

57

DGS Maritime Security Advisory to ships transiting Gulf of Aden (GoA)

 

Link

Apr 17

56

RMI Marine Notice on Inmarsat Services under the Point of Service Activation Concept

 

Link

Apr 17

55

Panama – Imperative Anti-Piracy security measures to be taken on urgent basis

 

Link

Apr 17

54

Marshall Islands – Ship Security Alert System (SSAS)

 

 

Link

Apr 17

53

Marshall Islands – International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code).

 

Link

Apr 17

52

Republic of Marshall Islands marine guidelines on Inventory of Hazardous Materials.

 

Link

Apr 17

51

Maritime Cook Islands circular 150/2017 reg. BWM Convention Implementation.

 

Link

Apr 17

50

Revised IHO ECDIS Standards.

 

 

Link

Mar 17

49

Form/ Checklist to be used for Reporting to the Marshall Islands Administration

 

Link

Mar 17

48

Revised USCG policy on US Ballast Water Discharge Standards

 

Link

Mar 17

47

International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) online application and Recognition of Company Security Officers (CSO)

Link

Mar 17

46

Panama Policy Reg. Ballast Water Management Convention, 2004

 

Link

Mar 17

45

Oil Filtering Equipment and Control of Operational Discharge of Oil

Link

Mar 17

44

Enforcement of Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM, 2004)

 

Link

Mar 17

43

Belize Administration (IMMARBE) Policy Regarding Paris MOU

 

Link

Mar 17

42

Maritime Cook Islands circular reg. ISM reviews and Non-conformity Reports

 

Link

Mar 17

41

Maritime Cook Islands – New FSI and PSC assistance program for vessels trading in Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU

Link

Mar 17

40

RMI Marine Safety Advisory reg. Low Sulphur (0.10%) Fuel Oil Testing Guidance.

Link

Mar 17

39

Bulgaria marine notice reg. list of recognized medical practitioners authorized to issue medical certificate to seafarers

Link

Mar 17

38

RMI – Named Entity on MLC, 2006 Financial Security Certificates.

Link

Feb 17

37

St. Vincent & the Grenadines circular on Transfer of MLC Certification.

Link

Feb 17

36

Implementation of the MLC 2006 – The inspection and certification of Indian flag ships.

Link

Feb 17

35

Bahamas information bulletin reg. International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992

Link

Feb 17

34

St. Kitts & Nevis maritime Circular no. MC/70/17 reg. IOPP Surveys

Link

Feb 17

33

St. Vincent & the Grenadines circular reg. Surveys of vessels upon detention by PSC

Link

Feb 17

32

Liability Insurance for Seafarer Abandonment, Death, and Long-Term Disability

Link

Feb 17

31

BMA information bulletin no. 116 reg. Authorized Testing Application Service Providers.

Link

Feb 17

30

MI marine notice regarding Approval of SOPEP and SMPEPs.

Link

Feb 17

29

Belize Merchant Marine Notice MMN-17-001 reg. implementation of BWM requirements.

Link

Feb 17

28

RMI marine notice regarding Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI.

Link

Feb 17

27

Requirements to comply with 2014 amendments to Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - Commonwealth of Dominica.

Link

Feb 17

26

Recognition of documents issued in electronic format and scanned colour copies of originals.

Link

Feb 17

25

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) – Mobile Offshore Drilling Units And Mobile Offshore Units (MMC-251).

Link

Feb 17

24

ISM/ ISPS/ MLC Documents to be available in English.

Link

Feb 17

23

Approved SAMFAS Stations.

Link

Feb 17

22

RMI marine notice regarding Life Saving Appliances and Equipment.

Link

Feb 17

21

St. Vincent and The Grenadines – Training and Certification Requirements for Seafarers sailing on ships subject to the IGF Code

Link

Feb 17

20

St. Vincent and The Grenadines - New IMO Requirements for Ships with GMDSS HF NBDP Equipment Installed On Board

Link

Jan 17

19

Marshall Islands – Compliance for Revised VHF and GMDSS HF NBDP Channeling Requirements

Link

Jan 17

18

Marshall Islands – Advance Notice of Policy Change – Handling of SSAS Transmissions

Link

Jan 17

17

Liberia – Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (PCSOPEP) Requirements

Link

Jan 17

16

Cook Islands – Paris MoU Inspection of Seafarer Certification after 1 January 2017.

Link

Jan 17

15

Procedures for Maritime Labour convention certification

Link

Jan 17

14

New Compliance Assistance Program

Link

Jan 17

13

High Risk Areas (HRA) and Precautionary zones

Link

Jan 17

12

Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) on board

Link

Jan 17

11

The Bahamas National Requirements, Revision 08

Link

Jan 17

10

RMI marine safety advisory regarding Compliance for GMDSS HF NBDP channeling requirements

Link

Jan 17

9

Panama administration Merchant marine notice MN-01/2017 on 2010 Manila Amendments to STCW convention and code

Link

Jan 17

8

Liberia marine operations note on 2010 Manila amendments to STCW convention and code.

Link

Jan 17

7

Global Navigation Satellite System Disruptions

Link

Jan 17

6

RMI marine notice regarding Ballast Water Management

Link

Jan 17

5

RMI marine notice regarding Nautical charts and publication carriage and ECDIS requirement

Link

Jan 17

4

RMI marine notice regarding International Maritime Dangerous Goods and Medical Oxygen Cylinder Requirements

Link

Jan 17

3

RMI marine notice regarding Carriage of Solid Bulk Cargoes

Link

Jan 17

2

Panama Administration merchant marine circular (MMC-334) reg. Compliance with GMDSS High Frequency Narrow Band Direct Printing Channeling Requirements

Link

Jan 17

1

AMSA – Direction for cruise vessels to limit sulphur emission while at berth in Sydney Harbour

Link

Jan 17

KOREAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

-

New Regulation for the Use of the Ship Security Alert System(SSAS) for Panamanian Flagged Vessels

Link

22/11/17

-

Development of SEEMP Part II Standard Sample

Link

17/11/17

-

Early implementation of the requirement for using low sulphur fuel oil (0.5%) at all ports in Yangtze River Delta ECA (from 1st Sep. 2017)

Link

26/10/17

-

List of National Operational Contact Points for SOPEP/SMPEP

Link

16/10/17

-

III 4 - News Flash

Link

11/10/17

-

Amendment, 2017.09.22 - Distribution of BWMP (D-1 & D-2) and BWRB Samples

Link

22/09/17

-

MEPC 71 News Final

Link

21/09/17

-

New biofouling regulations, California.

Link

04/09/17

-

Amendments to MARPOL Annex V related to Harmful to marine environment(HME) substances and Form of Garbage Record Book

Link

30/08/17

-

Instruction for ECDIS Software Update to Marshall Islands

Link

23/08/17

-

Newsfinal of MSC 98

Link

02/08/17

-

Guidelines for cyber security in TMSA, RIGHTSHIP and ISM

Link

27/07/17

-

KR authorised to deliver statutory services to Bangladesh

Link

18/07/17

-

Newsflash MEPC 71

Link

10/07/17

-

List of National Operational Contact Points for SOPEP/SMPEP

Link

04/07/17

-

Newsflash MSC 98

Link

22/06/17

-

Distribution of BWMP(D-1 & D-2) and BWRB Samples

Link

22/06/17

-

Approval of BWMP and Ballast Water Exchange in accordance with Reg.D-1_Rev.1

Link

09/06/17

-

[Notice] BWMP Approval-related Guidelines

Link

01/06/17

-

Approval of BWMP and Ballast Water Exchange in accordance with Reg.D-1

Link

31/05/17

-

Korean Register authorized as verification body for EU MRV

Link

12/05/17

-

Approval of BWMP and issuance of IBWM Certificate for all Liberian flagged ships

Link

11/05/17

-

KR Notation Guide

Link

25/04/17

-

Extension of Implementation Schedule for USCG Approved Ballast Water Management Methods - Rev.2

Link

10/04/17

-

Technical Information for amendments of Welder Qualification Scheme(IACS UR W32)

Link

10/04/17

-

List of National Operational Contact Points forSOPEP/SMPE

Link

06/04/17

-

SDC 4

Link

03/04/17

-

SSE 4

Link

29/03/17

-

Oil Filtering Equipment and Control of Operational Discharge of Oil

Link

27/03/17

257

Approval of BWMP and issuance of IBWM Certificate for all Panamanian flagged ships

Link

24/02/17

256

Permanent Ballast Water in relation to the implementation of BWM Convention

Link

24/02/17

255

ECDIS Update to the latest version of IHO/IEC standards

Link

22/02/17

254

De-coupling of the IOPP renewal survey in relation to the implementation of BWM Convention

Link

05/01/17

LLOYD’S REGISTER

CLASS NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

41/17

Statutory alert: Amendments (04-17) to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code

Link

12/12/17

40/17

Statutory alert: New SOLAS requirements for damage control drills on board passenger ships

Link

15/11/17

39/17

Statutory alert: Bahamas flag - Early implementation of SOLAS Reg. II-2/1 & 10 amendments

Link

13/11/17

38/17

Statutory alert: Early implementation of new IMO requirements

Link

09/11/17

37/17

Statutory alert: Carriage of ammonium nitrate based fertilizer (non-hazardous)

Link

08/11/17

36/17

Statutory alert: Marioff HI-FOG 1900 Sprinkler – safety notice

Link

03/11/17

35/17

Statutory alert: Update on the carriage of bauxite – warning about possible dangers of liquefaction

Link

26/10/17

34/17

Classification alert: Harmonic distortion for ship electrical distribution systems, including harmonic filters

Link

20/10/17

33/17

Statutory alert: Update - IMO fuel oil consumption data collection

Link

18/10/17

32/17

Statutory alert: Implementation of a new procedure relating to the simulated launching of free-fall lifeboats during drills, as required by SOLAS regulation III/19.3.4.4.

Link

13/10/17

31/17

Statutory alert: New California biofouling regulations

Link

28/09/17

30/17

Statutory alert: Guidance on completing the Certificate of Fitness on tankers

Link

22/09/17

29/17

Statutory alert: 2016 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

13/09/17

28/17

Statutory alert: EMSA launches a monitoring, reporting and verification system to report CO2 emissions from ships

Link

11/09/17

27/17

Statutory alert: Ballast Water Management Convention to enter into force on 8 September 2017

Link

06/09/17

26/17

Statutory alert: Cosmo Co. Ltd – Fire door safety notice

Link

30/08/17

25/17

Statutory alert: Concentrated inspection campaigns on safety of navigation to run simultaneously with that of Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU

Link

18/08/17

24/17

Statutory alert: Concentrated inspection campaign on crew familiarisation for enclosed space entry

Link

15/08/17

23/17

Statutory alert: Amendments to Regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI – Record requirements for operational compliance with NOx Tier III emission control areas

Link

11/08/17

22/17

Statutory alert: Joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation

Link

09/08/17

21/17

Statutory alert: Guidelines for onboard sampling for the verification of the sulphur content of the fuel oil used on board ships

Link

07/08/17

20/17

Statutory alert: Brazil announces new inspection requirements for bulk carriers

Link

02/08/17

19/17

Classification alert: Thickness Measurement (TM) approval procedure

Link

01/08/17

18/17

Statutory alert: Reminder – USCG Ballast Water Treatment System Requirements

Link

28/07/17

17/17

Statutory alert: Amendments to the 2014 Guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained energy efficiency design index (EEDI) for new ships, which concern the calculation method for the EEDI

Link

26/07/17

16/17

Statutory alert: IMO Ballast Water Management - BWM Convention

Link

07/07/17

15/17

Statutory alert: Guidance to support EU MRV regulation compliance

Link

27/06/17

14/17

Statutory alert: Singapore flag administration: Application of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004 requirements

Link

22/06/17

13/17

Statutory alert: Interim recommendations on the safe carriage of more than 12 Industrial Personnel on board vessels engaged on international voyages

Link

21/06/17

12/17

Statutory alert: Port state control – special inspection campaign in China

Link

20/06/17

11/17

Statutory alert: New unified interpretations on downflooding points

Link

19/06/17

10/17

Statutory alert: Surveys of St. Vincent and the Grenadines vessels following Port State detentions

Link

16/06/17

09/17

Statutory alert: Product recall of Hwayan Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) TH15B

Link

15/06/17

08/17

Statutory alert: Liberia Flag Administration – Application of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004 requirements

Link

08/06/17

07/17

Statutory alert: ECDIS updates required for the new IHO Standards

Link

07/06/17

06/17

Statutory alert: MARPOL Annex IV – Passenger ship sewage discharge and treatment requirements for the Baltic Sea Special Area, new implementation dates

Link

09/05/17

05/17

Offshore Statutory Alert: Understanding the application of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention to fixed installations and mobile units

Link

21/04/17

04/17

New EU Implementing Regulation 2017/306 indicating design, construction and performance requirements and testing standards for equipment subject to the Marine Equipment Directive (MED)

Link

30/03/17

03/17

Statutory Alert: LRQA achieves ISO 14065 accreditation to globally deliver services for the assessment of monitoring plans and the verification of emissions reports under the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation

Link

22/03/17

02/17

Panama flag administration – Application of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, 2004, requirements

Link

14/03/17

01/17

Statutory Alert: Update – IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system

Link

23/01/17

CLASS NK

RECENT TECHNICAL NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

1138

Expansion of applicable ports subject to regulations on the sulphur content of fuel oil within Chinese emission control areas starting on 1 January 2018

Link

08/12/17

1137

The Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) Test for the Panamanian Flagged Vessels

Link

28/11/17

1136

Periodical Survey in advance of Survey Window

Link

21/11/17

1135

Requirements of MARPOL ANNEX V amended by MEPC.277(70)

Link

20/10/17

1134

Issuance of Full-term certificate under ISM/ISPS Code at service sites

Link

12/10/17

1133

Introduction to the outcomes of MEPC 71

Link

05/10/17

1132

Issuance of Full-Term Certificate of Classification, Certificate of Installations Registration and Statutory Certificates at service sites

Link

22/09/17

-

Consolidated versions of the Rules and Guidance

Link

19/09/17

1131

Ballast Water Management method when operating in the waters of the United States

Link

14/09/17

1130

Regulations on the sulphur content of fuel oil within the Yangtze River Delta emission control area implemented from 1 September 2017

Link

12/09/17

1129

Implementation of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)

Link

11/09/17

1128

ClassNK Guidelines on the Installation of Ballast Water Treatment Systems and Class Notation "BWTS

Link

08/09/17

1127

Introduction to the Outcomes of MSC 98

Link

01/09/17

1126

Released TEC-1126 "Record requirements of operational compliance with NOx Tier III regulation in Emission Control Areas"

Link

30/08/17

1125

Released TEC-1125 "Re-coupling the decoupled IOPP (International Oil Pollution Prevention) Certificate Renewal Survey"

Link

28/08/17

1124

Information regarding interim regulations within the Xiamen port area

Link

24/08/17

1123

Recognition and updated information of Company Security Officer for Panama Flagged ships

Link

22/08/17

1122

PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign on "Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry""

Link

17/08/17

1121

PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign on "Safety of Navigation (SOLAS CH.V)

Link

07/08/17

1120

Preparation of IHM to be retained onboard the ship according to the EU Regulation on Ship Recycling, and the promotional incentives for examination fee to encourage earlier development of IHM

Link

02/08/17

1119

Air pressure test of immersion suit on board India Flagged Vessels

Link

02/08/17

1118

Monthly inspection of immersion suits / anti-exposure suits

Link

02/08/17

1117

Guidelines related to the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MOU) for St. Vincent and the Grenadines flag vessels"

Link

20/07/17

1116

Extension for the implementation deadline for Ballast Water Management System and Initial survey for the Ballast Water Management Convention"

Link

10/07/17

-

New Version of “PrimeShip-HULL for Container Carriers” Now Available

Link

29/06/17

1115

China Maritime Safety Administration PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Bulk Carriers

Link

28/06/17

1114

Released TEC-1114 "Amendment to the ClassNK Rules and Guidance related to computer based systems"

Link

16/06/17

1113

Released TEC-1113 "Initial survey for the Ballast Water Management Convention (Reminder)"

Link

15/06/17

-

Instruction regarding De-harmonization of the IOPP renewal survey by Administration of Bahamas is replaced.

Link

09/06/17

1112

“Launching at 5 knots” test of Lifeboat and Rescue boats for vessels under Netherlands flag

Link

07/06/17

-

Publication of the 2017 Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships (Printed versions)

Link

05/06/17

1111

Updates of the EU regulation on monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (EU MRV)"

Link

01/06/17

1110

Guidance on application of CSS Code Annex 14 for Panamanian containerships

Link

11/05/17

1109

Treatment for Ballast Water Management Convention for Liberia flagged ships

Link

02/05/17

1108

Treatment for Ballast Water Management Convention (Revision) for Panama flagged ships

Link

02/05/17

-

Instruction regarding De-harmonization of the IOPP renewal survey by Administration of Tuvalu

Link

02/05/17

1107

Additional Ballast Water Management System Extension Program Update regarding USCG ballast water management"

Link

23/03/17

-

Instruction regarding De-harmonization of the IOPP renewal survey by Administration of Singapore and Palau is available on our website.

Link

23/03/17

1106

Released TEC-1106 "Revised IHO standards of Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) using in Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) - Japanese flag ships"

Link

22/03/17

1105

Released TEC-1105 "Introduction to the Outcomes of MSC 97"

Link

21/03/17

-

Instructions from Flag State Administrations of Maintenance and Inspection of Fire protection systems and Appliances are available on our website.

Link

16/03/17

1104

Released TEC-1104 "Treatment for Ballast Water Management Convention for Panama flagged ships"

Link

13/03/17

1103

Released TEC-1103 "Introduction to the outcomes of MEPC 70"

Link

10/03/17

-

Circular regarding De-harmonization of the IOPP renewal survey issued by Administration of Malaysia is available on our website

Link

09/03/17

-

Technical Rules and Guidance amended

Link

01/03/17

-

Circular regarding De-harmonization of the IOPP renewal survey issued by Administration of St. Kitts & Nevis is available on our website.

Link

28/02/17

1102

Policy change – handling of ship security alert system

transmissions for Marshall Islands flagged ships

Link

28/02/17

1101

"Revised IHO standards of Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) using in Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)"

Link

17/02/17

-

New versions (Ver. 4.0.0) of Structural Calculation Software for IACS CSR BC&OT are now available.

Link

09/02/17

1100

"Updates of the EU regulation on monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (EU MRV)"

Link

31/01/17

1099

“Ballast Water Management System Extension Program Update regarding USCG ballast water management"

Link

10/01/17

REGISTRO ITALIANO NAVALE (RINA)

MARINE INFORMATION NOTICE

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

132

Ballast Water Management Convention – re-approval by

the ship’s flag administration of already type approved

Ballast Water Management Systems

Link

Dec 07

131

Passenger Ship Safety Package approved by the EU

Link

Nov 17

130

Riyadh MoU 2017 Concentrated Inspection Campaign

Link

Aug 17

129

ECDIS updated by 1st September 2017

Link

Aug 17

128

International Ballast Water Management Certificate

Link

Jul 17

127

Cyber Security Onboard Ships

Link

Jul 17

126

Ballast Water Management Convention – Implementation scheme for existing ships revised by MEPC 71

Link

Jul 17

125

International Ballast Water Management Certificate

Link

Jun 17

124

Implementation of the Polar Code

Link

Jun 17

123

Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Aged Large Bulk Carriers in China

Link

Jun 17

122

Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU 2017 Concentrated Inspection Campaign

Link

Jun 17

121

International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

Link

May 17

120

Ballast Water Management Convention to enter into force on 8 September 2017 – Instructions received from the Italian Administration on anticipation of IOPP Certificate’s renewal

Link

May 17

119

NEW RIGHTSHIP QUALITY INDEX (QI)

Link

Mar 17

118

PORT STATE CONTROL - IMO GUIDELINES FOR PORT STATE CONTROL OFFICERS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE

Link

Jan 17

117

PORT STATE CONTROL - INDIAN OCEAN MOU: OUTSTANDING DEFICIENCY VERIFICATION PERIOD INCREASED FROM 6 TO 24 MONTHS STARTING FROM 1 JANUARY 2017

Link

Jan 17