Class Society Guidance in 2018

 

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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

MSC 100 News Brief

Link

07/12/18

Hong Kong Air Pollution Control Measures

Link

08/11/18

MEPC 73 Brief

Link

26/10/18

US EPA Vessel General Permit – Policy Letter

Link

11/10/18

US EPA Vessel General Permit - Update

Link

02/10/18

Updated Matrix of Regulation - Oct 2018

Link

02/10/18

Regulatory News Update - MEPC 72

Link

10/09/18

2016 Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention

Link

14/08/18

ABS Issues Fuel Oil Advisory

Link

08/06/18

MSC 99 Brief

Link

25/05/18

MEPC 72 Brief

Link

13/04/18

Ship Emissions Reminder

Link

16/02/18

RECENT RULES AND GUIDES

Title

Source

Date Published/Updated

Guide for Liquefied Gas Tank Barges with Remote Control and Monitoring of Essential Systems

Link

December 2018

Enhanced Shaft Alignment

Link

December 2018

Guide for Building and Classing Marine Vessels

Link

December 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Units

Link

December 2018

Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Naval Craft

Link

December 2018

Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Craft

Link

December 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels Under 90 Meters in Length

Link

December 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels

Link

December 2018

Guide for Building and Classing International Naval Ships

Link

December 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Offshore Support Vessels

Link

December 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Link

December 2018

Power Service for Marine and Offshore Applications

Link

November 2018

Guide for Risk-Based Inspection for Floating Offshore Installations

Link

November 2018

Guidance Notes on Smart Function Implementation

Link

October 2018

List of ABS Notations and Symbols

Link

October 2018

Guidance Notes on Air Gap Analysis for Semi-Submersibles

Link

October 2018

Guide for Materials and Welding for Stainless Steels

Link

October 2018

Guide for Air Lubrication System Installation

Link

October 2018

Guide for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials

Link

October 2018

Guide for Building and Classing Wind Farm Support Vessels

Link

October 2018

Guide for Certification of Lifting Appliances

Link

October 2018

Guide for Building and Classing Yachts

Link

October 2018

Guidance Notes on Yacht Design

Link

September 2018

Guidance Notes on Response Time Analysis for Programmable Electronic Alarm Systems

Link

September 2018

Guidance Notes on Additive Manufacturing

Link

September 2018

Asphalt Carriers with Independent Tanks 2017

Link

August 2018

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

Link

August 2018

Subsea Production Systems, Equipment and Components

Link

August 2018

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

Link

August 2018

Strength Assessment of Cargo Tank Structures Beyond 0.4L Amidships in Oil Carriers 150 Meters or More in Length

Link

August 2018

Ergonomic Design of Navigation Bridges

Link

August 2018

Application of Ergonomics to Marine Systems

Link

August 2018

Structural Direct Analysis for High-Speed Craft

Link

August 2018

Reliability-Centered Maintenance

Link

August 2018

Automatic or Remote Control and Monitoring for Machinery and Systems (other than propulsion) on Offshore Installations

Link

August 2018

Buckling and Ultimate Strength Assessment for Offshore Structures

Link

August 2018

Liquefied Gas Carriers with Independent Tanks

Link

August 2018

Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Fish Farming Installations

Link

August 2018

Guide for Material Requirements for Higher-Ductility Hull Structural Steel Plates and Sections

Link

August 2018

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

Link

August 2018

Use of Lithium Batteries in the Marine and Offshore Industries (2017)

Link

August 2018

Generic Rules for Classification, Materials and Welding and Survey After Construction

Link

August 2018

Guide for Building and Classing Liftboats

Link

August 2018

Guide for Building and Classing Floating Offshore Liquefied Gas Terminals

Link

August 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Facilities on Offshore Installations

Link

August 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks

Link

August 2018

Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems

Link

July 2018

Guidance Notes on Stationkeeping Operations of Self-Elevating Units Equipped with Dynamic Positioning Systems

Link

July 2018

List of ABS Notations and Symbols

Link

July 2018

Guide for Classification Notation Underwater Noise

Link

July 2018

In-Service Hull Stability Verification (2017)

Link

July 2018

Guidance Notes on Mooring Integrity Management

Link

July 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges

Link

July 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Offshore Installations

Link

July 2018

Guide for Direct Current (DC) Power Distribution Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications

Link

June 2018

Cybersecurity Implementation for Marine and Offshore Operations - CyberSafety Volume 2

Link

June 2018

Ballast Water Treatment

Link

June 2018

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

Link

June 2018

Portable Accommodation Modules

Link

June 2018

Dynamic Positioning Systems

Link

May 2018

Enhanced Fire Protection

Link

May 2018

Ballast Water Exchange

Link

May 2018

LNG Regasification Vessels

Link

May 2018

Guide for Position Mooring Systems (2018)

Link

May 2018

Environmental Protection Notation for Vessels

Link

May 2018

SafeHull-Dynamic Loading Approach for Vessels

Link

May 2018

Certification of Container Securing Systems (2017)

Link

May 2018

Bridge Design and Navigational Equipment and Systems

Link

May 2018

Managed Pressure Drilling Systems (2017)

Link

May 2018

LNG Bunkering

Link

March 2018

Geotechnical Performance of Spudcan Foundations

Link

March 2018

Design and Installation of Dynamically Installed Piles

Link

March 2018

Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Link

February 2018

Nondestructive Inspection of Hull Welds

Link

February 2018

Ship Vibration

Link

February 2018

Guidance Notes on Recommended Specifications of Junction Box and Cable Tray for Offshore Application

Link

February 2018

Guidance Notes on Onboard Ship Noise Analysis

Link

February 2018

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

Link

January 2018

Guide for Exhaust Emission Abatement

Link

January 2018

Guide for Building and Classing Drillships

Link

January 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels

Link

January 2018

Rules for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations

Link

January 2018

Guide for Buckling and Ultimate Strength Assessment for Offshore Structures

Link

January 2018

Guide for Spectral-Based Fatigue Analysis for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Installations

Link

January 2018

Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems

Link

December 2017

Certification of Offshore Containers

Link

December 2017

BUREAU VERITAS

RECENT RULES AND GUIDANCE NOTES

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

NR659

Rules on Cyber Security for the Classification of Marine Units

Link

December 18

NR610

Rules for the Classification of Diving Systems

Link

December 18

NR656

Power Generation Units

Link

November 18

NR546

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

Link

November 18

NR600

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

Link

November 18

NI653

Risk-based structural integrity management for topside structures

Link

October 18

NI648

Container Lashing Assessment

Link

October 18

NR528

Green Passport

Link

October 18

NR635

Structural Rules for Container Ships

Link

October 18

NR642

Cybersecurity requirements for products to be installed on-board naval ships

Link

July 18

NR566

Hull arrangement, stability and systems for ships less than 500 GT

Link

July 18

NI655

LNG Carrier Conversion to FSRU or FSU

Link

July 18

NR645

Rules for the Classification of Floating Storage Regasification Units and Floating Storage Units

Link

July 18

NR 320

Certification Scheme of Materials and Equipment for the Classification of Marine Units

Link

July 18

NR 614

Underwater Radiated Noise (URN)

Link

July 18

NR 626

Anchor Windlass

Link

July 18

NI 615

Buckling Assessment of Plated Structures

Link

July 18

NR 467

Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships

Link

July 18

NR 533

Approval of Service Suppliers615

Link

July 18

NI 650

Guidelines for Existing Ships Operating in Polar Waters

Link

May 18

NR 467

Corrigenda - Rules for Steel Ships

Link

Mar 18

NI 649

Guidance for the Lay-Up and Reactivation of DP Vessels

Link

Feb 18

NI 545

Guidance for the Lay-Up and Reactivation of Ships

Link

Feb 18

NI 596

EU RO Mutual Recognition - Terms and conditions - Procedure for type approval - Technical requirements

Link

Jan 18

NR 490

Rules for the classification of crew boats

Link

Jan 18

NI 640

Guidance note for structural assessment of passenger ships and ro-ro passenger ships

Link

Jan 18

NI 637

Classification and certification of Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC) – Tentative Rules

Link

Jan 18

NR 528

Green passport

Link

Jan 18

NI 388

Safety of ro-ro passenger and cruise ships

Link

Jan 18

NR 266

Amendments of the Green Book: Requirements for Survey of Materials and Equipment for the Classification of Ships and Offshore Units

Link

Jan 18

NR 216

Rules on Materials and Welding for the classification of marine units

Link

Jan 18

NR 476

Approval testing of welders

Link

Jan 18

NI 647

LPG-Fuelled Ships (Tentative Rules)

Link

Jan 18

NI 617

Recommendations for life saving appliances, radio installations and navigation equipment for Tugs of less than 500 GT

Link

Jan 18

NR 467

Amendments to the Rules for Steel Ships

Link

Jan 18

NR 562

Requirements for Survey of Materials and Equipment for the Classification of Naval Submarines

Link

Jan 18

CLASS NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

MSC 100 - 3 to 7 November 2018

Major Outcomes of the 100th Session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee

Link

11/12/18

Marshall Islands - Guidance on the Development of a SIP for the Consistent Implementation of the 0.50% Sulphur Limit Under MARPOL Annex VI

Link

07/12/18

MCA – Guidance for measures to prevent fires in engine rooms and cargo pump rooms

Link

28/11/18

Submission of your SEEMP Part II for review – reminder

Link

21/11/18

MSA Shanghai - Announcement of Using New Version of "Notice to Master" (2018-07)

Link

12/11/18

CCC 5 - 10 to 14 September 2018 Major Outcomes of the 5th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC)

Link

18/09/18

Marshall Islands - SEEMP Part II - Early Submission

Link

03/08/18

Singapore - Ship General Arrangement Plans

Link

03/08/18

Panama - MEPC.1/Circ.876 Early Submission of SEEMP Part II

Link

24/07/18

Sulphur Cap 2020 - Intersessional Meeting on Consistent implementation of regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI took place from 9 to 13 July 2018

Link

20/07/18

CHINA - new NOx emissions requirements for ships on domestic trades

Link

20/07/18

MSC 99 - 16 to 25 MAY 2018 major outcomes of the 99th session of the IMO Maritime SAFETY (MSC)

Link

28/05/18

BWM.2/Circ.66 - Unified interpretation of Appendix I (Form of the International Ballast Water Management Certificate) of the BWM Convention

Link

07/05/18

MEPC 72 - 9 to 13 April 2018 major outcomes of the 72th session of the IMO Maritime environment Protection Committee (MEPC)

Link

19/04/18

Adoption by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of an initial strategy on reduction of Green House Gases emissions at MEPC 72

Link

13/04/18

COOK ISLANDS - Flag State Inspections

Link

05/04/18

SSE 5 - Report of the fifth session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) - 12 to 16 March 2018

Link

22/03/18

SINGAPORE - Exemption and Dispensation Application Form

Link

20/03/18

MARPOL ANNEX VI - Data Collection System for Fuel Oil Consumption of Ships (IMO DCS) - Entry into Force 1 March 2018

Link

07/03/18

PPR 5 – 5 to 9 February 2018 insight of the major outcomes of the fifth session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5)

Link

15/02/18

SDC 5 - Insight of the major outcomes of the fifth session of the IMO sub-committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC)

Link

30/01/18

CHINA CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY

RECENT RULES AND GUIDELINES

Title

Source

Date Published

Guidelines for Thickness Measurement of Hull(Ver.6.3)

Link

07/11/18

Guidelines for the Preparation of the Cargo Securing Manual 2015

Link

29/09/18

RCN No.2 (September 2018) - Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships

Link

29/09/18

Guideline for the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 Emissions, 2018

Link

13/09/18

Guidelines for Autonomous Cargo Ships 2018

Link

31/08/18

RCN No.1 (July 2018) - Rules for Materials and Welding

Link

09/08/18

RCN No.1 (July 2018) - Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships

Link

09/08/18

Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships 2018

Link

25/07/18

Guidelines for Implementation of Statutory Surveys (Ships Engaged on International Voyages) 2018

Link

10/07/18

Mooring Winches

Link

04/07/18

Valves of Piping Systems

Link

04/07/18

Copper Alloy Propellers Clean

Link

21/06/18

2018 Amendments to Rules for Materials and Welding

Link

25/04/18

2018 Amendments to Rules for Classification of Sea-Going Steel Ships

Link

25/04/18

Rules for Natural Gas Fuelled Ships (2017)

Link

24/02/18

Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver Equipment

Link

04/01/18

Voyage Data Recorder

Link

04/01/18

Valves of Piping Systems

Link

04/01/18

Compartment Flooding Water Level Detectors (Including Sensors)

Link

04/01/18

Luminaires

Link

04/01/18

Transformers

Link

04/01/18

DNV GL

RECENT TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY NEWS

Title

Source

Date Published

Make sure you comply with IMO DCS – Deadline 1 January 2019

Link

10/12/18

MARPOL Annex VI update in force from 1 January 2019 on NOx, BDN, Ship implementation plan

Link

10/12/18

Reduction in boiler defects – lessons learned from the last six years with BMON notation

Link

05/12/18

Casualty of overboard valves - learning from a recent event

Link

03/12/18

New IMO-Vega Web and offline versions

Link

30/11/18

Draft amendments to MARPOL enabling use of electronic record books

Link

05/11/18

Outcome of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC 73

Link

30/10/18

Is the ballast water treatment system installed on your vessel also type approved by USCG?

Link

15/10/18

Installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems (SOx Scrubbers) some practical recommendations

Link

08/10/18

New OCIMF guidelines on Mooring System Management Plans

Link

04/10/18

Installation of BWTS – some practical recommendations

Link

24/09/18

Interim versions of amended regulations available in IMO-Vega online

Link

12/09/18

Implementation of IMO DCS - Some practical recommendations

Link

06/09/18

Concentrated inspection campaign focusing on MARPOL VI – questionnaire now published

Link

03/08/18

Increased risk of shaft fatigue due to long time for passing barred speed range (BSR)

Link

27/07/18

First type approval of aluminium cables and connectors now in place

Link

16/07/18

New requirements for NOx emissions for vessels engaged in Chinese domestic trade

Link

11/07/18

DNV GL rules for classification and offshore standards – July 2018 edition

Link

04/07/18

New procedure for the testing of standby generators

Link

22/06/18

How to make your company and ships more cyber-resilient

Link

18/06/18

Concentrated inspection campaigns focusing on MARPOL VI, auxiliary machinery and open lifeboats

Link

05/06/18

Canada arctic pollution prevention certificate replaced by the polar code certificate

Link

14/05/18

Practical advice for IMO DCS data collection starting 1 January 2019

Link

03/05/18

The IMO adopts greenhouse gas reduction strategy

Link

19/04/18

Ballast water management and port state control – checklist for preparation of PSC inspections

Link

21/03/18

Shaft alignment and propeller shaft aft bearing performance – recent trends call for action

Link

20/02/18

Cold conditions call for extraordinary measures for ships, equipment and crew

Link

24/01/18

DNV GL rules for classification and offshore standards - January 2018 edition

Link

11/01/18

Amendments to MARPOL Annex V (regulation for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships)

Link

05/01/18

Container ships and fire incidents - learning from recent events

Link

20/12/17

INDIAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL CIRCULARS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

89/2018

Revised Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EMS Guide)

Link

12/2018

88/2018

Regulations on Sulphur content of fuel oil in Hong Kong waters

Link

12/2018

87/2018

Guidance on the development of a ship implementation plan for the consistent implementation of the 0.50% Sulphur limit under MARPOL ANNEX VI

Link

12/2018

86/2018

DG Shipping India circular on-Utilization of Centralized Port Reception Facility Portal: Swachh Sagar

Link

10/2018

85/2018

DG Shipping India order on Ship Sanitation Control Certificate/ Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate

Link

10/2018

84/2018

Exercise of Enforcement Discretion with regard to MARPOL Annex VI

Link

10/2018

83/2018

Republic of the Marshall Islands advisory regarding Cadet Working Hours

Link

10/2018

82/2018

Conditions of Entry for vessels arriving at United states ports from certain countries

Link

10/2018

81/2018

Participation in the WMO Voluntary Observing Ships Scheme

Link

10/2018

80/2018

Guidance on Best Practice for Fuel Oil Purchasers/Users for Assuring the Quality of Fuel Oil Used on board Ships

Link

10/2018

79/2018

Guidance and Information on Bulk Cargo Loading and Discharging to reduce the Likelihood of Over-stressing the Hull Structure

Link

10/2018

78/2018

Escape Routes Signs and Equipment Location Markings

Link

10/2018

77/2018

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

Link

10/2018

76/2018

Carriage of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer (ANBF)

Link

10/2018

75/2018

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems with respect to compliance of new Sulphur limit in fuel for Vessels

Link

10/2018

74/2018

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Certification Process – MLC Inspection/Certification of ships under 500GT

Link

09/2018

73/2018

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) – Occupational Accidents, Injuries and Diseases (Panama Maritime Authority MMC-274)

Link

09/2018

72/2018

Use of Electronic Certificates on Board Sri Lankan Ships

Link

09/2018

71/2018

Data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships

Link

09/2018

70/2018

Publications to be carried onboard Malta Flagged Vessels.

Link

09/2018

69/2018

Carriage of Ammonium Nitrate Based Fertilizer (non- hazardous)

Link

09/2018

68/2018

DG Shipping, India - circular on IMO Data Collection System

Link

09/2018

67/2018

Belize – Submission of Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) Questionnaire Check List on MARPOL Annex VI

Link

09/2018

66/2018

Maritime Cook Islands circular reg. Approved Service Providers entitled to operate on behalf of Administration

Link

08/2018

65/2018

The 2016 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Link

08/2018

64/2018

Maritime security exercise - tabletop

Link

08/2018

63/2018

New Security Guidance - Anti Piracy, BMP 5 and GCPG

Link

08/2018

62/2018

DGS Engineering Circular No. 3 of 2018 Reg. Implementation of OSV Chemical Code

Link

08/2018

61/2018

Liberia - Facilitating Compliance without PSC Attendance at Australian ports

Link

08/2018

60/2018

Cyber Interference Reporting to NATO Shipping Centre

Link

08/2018

59/2018

Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) by Paris MOU on MARPOL Annex VI beginning 1 September 2018 and end on 30 November 2018

Link

08/2018

58/2018

Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on open lifeboats beginning 02 May 2018 and ending on 01 May 2019

Link

08/2018

57/2018

St. Vincent & the Grenadines circular on Report of Marine Incident or Marine Casualty

Link

07/2018

56/2018

RMI ship security advisory reg. Guidance provided by Combined Maritime Forces on Maritime Security Transit Corridor

Link

07/2018

55/2018

Maritime Cook Islands circular reg. Fire Fighter’s Portable Radiotelephone Apparatus

Link

07/2018

54/2018

Panama Circular reg. Interim Guidance on Maritime Security in The Southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb

Link

07/2018

53/2018

Bahamas information bulletin regarding voluntary early implementation of SOLAS regulation II-1/12

Link

07/2018

52/2018

Cook Islands-Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Link

07/2018

51/2018

Malta-The Merchant Shipping Notice on Training and Certification Requirements for Seafarers operating on Malta Flagged Ships

Link

07/2018

50/2018

Malta Technical Notice regarding Electronic Record Books for MARPOL Related Record Keeping

Link

06/2018

49/2018

Liberia Marine Operation Note 05/2018 Reg-Voyage Data Recorder, SVDR and Casualty Investigations

Link

06/2018

48/2018

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, Certification Process- (MMC-269)

Link

06/2018

47/2018

DGS Engineering Circular No. 2 of 2018 Reg. Inclusion of holders of Dredge Grade COC for Manning of Dredgers operating under River Sea Vessel and Indian Coastal Vessel certification

Link

06/2018

46/2018

Maritime Cook Islands – Magnetic Compasses – Deviation Table

Link

06/2018

45/2018

ECDIS IHO Presentation Library Standards

Link

06/2018

44/2018

Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) by Vina del Mar MOU (South and Central America) on Auxiliary Machinery beginning 1 June 2018 and end on 31 August 2018

Link

06/2018

43/2018

Maritime Cook Islands – MLC on-board complaint procedure

Link

06/2018

42/2018

Maritime Cook Islands - Maritime Labour Convention Implementation

Link

05/2018

41/2018

Guidance on Management of Port State Control Inspections

Link

05/2018

40/2018

Bahamas Information Bulletin reg. Port State and Flag State Detentions

Link

05/2018

39/2018

RMI marine guideline on voluntary early implementation of SOLAS Regulation II-2/1 and II-2/10, Firefighting

Link

05/2018

38/2018

Panama Merchant Marine Circular on policy of administration on IMO DCS scheme

Link

05/2018

37/2018

RMI ship security advisory on amended conditions of entry to Japanese ports for vessels previously calling in North Korea

Link

05/2018

36/2018

Merchant Ships Anchorage Regulations in UAE

Link

05/2018

35/2018

Vincent & the Grenadines circular reg. voluntary reporting system for Energy Efficiency and Fuel Consumption Data Collection

Link

05/2018

34/2018

Malta Technical notice on Immersion Suits and Anti-Exposure Suits

Link

05/2018

33/2018

Vanuatu Fleet Safety Letter on Garbage Record Book

Link

04/2018

32/2018

Quality Issue in COSMO MED & Type Approved Fire Doors – Faulty A-60, A-0 and B-15 Fire Doors

Link

04/2018

31/2018

Antigua and Barbuda circular reg. Magnetic Compass: Guidelines on Installation, Compensation and drawing up of Deviation Tables

Link

04/2018

30/2018

Vanuatu fleet safety letter on Pre Arrival Checklist Requirement

Link

04/2018

29/2018

RMI Marine Safety Advisory on Clarification related to Certification Requirements for Seafarers operating on ships in Polar Waters

Link

04/2018

28/2018

Migration of INMARSAT I-3 to I-4 Services

Link

04/2018

27/2018

Limiting the maximum Sulphur content of the fuel oils

Link

04/2018

26/2018

RMI Marine Guideline on Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Link

04/2018

25/2018

Unified Interpretation of Regulation 36.2.10 of MARPOL Annex I

Link

04/2018

24/2018

Republic of Liberia Marine Operations Note on Advance Notice of Arrival Requirements for vessels calling on ports in Australia, China, Europe and USA

Link

03/2018

23/2018

DGS circular on transitional provisions for certification of masters and deck officers on ships operating in Polar Waters

Link

03/2018

22/2018

2014 Amendments to MLC 2006

Link

03/2018

21/2018

Replacement of Kidde chemical agent cylinder valve assemblies used in NOVEC and HFC227 fire extinguishing systems

Link

03/2018

20/2018

Mandatory installation and operation of the Automatic Identification System (AIS)

Link

02/2018

19/2018

Compulsory insurance requirements relating to ship-owner’s liabilities towards the seafarers

Link

02/2018

18/2018

Carriage of Bauxite and other solid bulk cargoes that may liquefy

Link

02/2018

17/2018

Bahamas information bulletin regarding registration of EPIRBs

Link

02/2018

16/2018

St. Kitts & Nevis circular on Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Link

02/2018

15/2018

Republic of Liberia Marine Operations Note 01/2018 Reg. Guidance on Ballast Water Management Verification Surveys

Link

02/2018

14/2018

Bahamas information bulletin regarding ECDIS, Nautical Charts and Publications

Link

02/2018

13/2018

Bahamas bulletin reg. servicing of Inflatable Liferafts, Inflated Rescue Boats, Inflatable Lifejackets and Hydrostatic Release Units

Link

02/2018

12/2018

Fire Safety Hazards Associated with Wood Pellets

Link

02/2018

11/2018

St. Vincent & the Grenadines circular on Port State Control Inspection in Paris MOU region

Link

01/2018

10/2018

Kitts Nevis Carriage Industrial Personnel Vessels

Link

01/2018

09/2018

RMI Marine Notice on Medical Care Onboard and Ashore

Link

02/2018

08/2018

Malta Flag Technical Notice MARPOL.6 Reg. Amendments to MARPOL Annex V

Link

01/2018

07/2018

Bahamas information bulletin on Electronic Record Keeping Systems

Link

01/2018

06/2018

Marshall Islands notice regarding Systems using Halogenated Hydrocarbons (Halons) and other Ozone Depleting Substances

Link

01/2018

05/2018

Liberia marine security advisory regarding ports not maintaining effective Anti-terrorism measures.

Link

01/2018

04/2018

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

Link

01/2018

03/2018

DGS Engineering Circular No. 07 of 2017 Reg. Issuance of Statutory Certificates by Recognized Organizations in Electronic Format

Link

01/2018

02/2018

Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Link

01/2018

01/2018

Marshall Islands Marine Safety Advisory No. 53-17 Reg. Closing Arrangements of Cargo Hatch Covers

Link

27/12/17

147/2017

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Circular No. POL 021 Reg. Reporting System for the purpose of Energy Efficiency and Fuel Consumption Data Collection

Link

14/12/17

146/2017

DGS NT/EXAM Circular No. 04 of 2017 Reg. Specific training requirements

Link

14/12/17

KOREAN REGISTER OF SHIPPING

RECENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

482

News flash of MSC 100

Link

12/12/18

481

Application of Ballast Water Management Convention - Brine Using in Seagoing Fishing Vessels as Refrigerant

Link

22/11/18

480

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems - Technical Information for Ship Owners and Surveyors

Link

19/11/18

479

Announcement of results of MEPC 73 related to implementation of Data Collection System for ship fuel use and recommendation of submission of SEEMP Part II

Link

14/11/18

478

Information for taking effect on MLC convention of Hong Kong administration

Link

31/10/18

477

MEPC 73 - News Flash

Link

30/10/18

 

Guidance of European Union Recognized Organisations Mutual Recognition (EU RO MR) for Type Approval

Link

22/10/18

476

III 5 - News Flash

Link

05/10/18

475

Technical information of BWMS for ship-owner and surveyor

Link

02/10/18

474

News Flash of CCC 5

Link

21/09/18

473

Early implementation of the requirement for using low sulphur fuel oil (0.5%) for vessels in Yangtze River Delta ECA (from 1st Oct. 2018)

Link

10/09/18

472

Technical Information of Ballast Water Management System

Link

06/09/18

471

Convention Today (July 1, 2018)

Link

13/08/18

450

News Flash of HTW 5

Link

27/07/18

469

MEPC 72 - News Final

Link

17/07/18

469

ISWG-AP 1 - News Flash

Link

17/07/18

467

News Final of MSC 99

Link

10/07/18

466

Fire-fighter’s communication requirement in accordance with SOLAS regulation II-2/10.10.4

Link

04/07/18

465

[Revision] EEBD Requirements for Panama flagged ships

Link

18/06/18

464

EEBD Requirements for Panama Flagged Ships

Link

12/06/18

463

Preparing for implementation of ship fuel oil consumption data collection system (DCS)

Link

31/05/18

462

News flash of MSC 99

Link

30/05/18

461

Flag instruction for COSMO faulty fire doors (Marshall Islands)

Link

30/04/18

460

Standard Form of "Maximum Rate of Discharge of Untreated Sewage"

Link

27/04/18

459

MEPC 72 - News Flash

Link

18/04/18

458

(Amendment, 2018.04.11) Distribution of SEEMP Part II Samples

Link

11/04/18

457

SSE 5 - News Flash

Link

21/03/18

456

0.50% Sulphur Fuel Requirement for all foreign vessels entering Taiwanese ports

Link

14/03/18

455

Permanent Ballast Water in relation to the implementation of BWM Convention

Link

12/03/18

454

NCSR 5 - News Flash

Link

05/03/18

453

PPR 5 - News Flash

Link

14/02/18

452

Amendments of the Supplement (Form B) to IOPP (International Oil Pollution Prevention) Certificate

Link

12/02/18

451

SDC 5 - News Flash

Link

01/02/18

450

Convention Today (Jan 1, 2018)

Link

15/01/18

-

List of National Operational Contact Points for SOPEP/SMPEP

Link

04/01/18

-

KR launches survey services using drones

Link

19/12/17

LLOYD’S REGISTER

CLASS NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

26/2018

Classification alert: New category introduced for Service Suppliers to be approved for Close-up Surveys using Remote Inspection Techniques

Link

30/11/18

25/2018

Statutory alert: IMO DCS compliance- have you submitted your SEEMP Part II yet?

Link

16/11/18

24/2018

Statutory alert: Escape Routes and Safety Equipment Location Markings Requirements

Link

06/11/18

23/2018

Statutory alert: Amendments to the Performance Standards for Enhanced Group Call (ECG) Equipment and NAVTEX Equipment

Link

31/10/18

22/2018

Requests to deal with certain survey requirements without Surveyor attendance on board

Link

08/10/18

21/2018

Statutory alert: Inventory of Hazardous Materials - Early compliance with EU Ship Recycling Regulation

Link

17/09/18

20/2018

Amendment 39-18 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

Link

20/08/18

19/2018

China flag vessels imported after 1 September 2018. Diesel Engine NOx Tier I to Tier II Upgrade Certification Requirements

Link

14/08/18

18/2018

Statutory alert: Amendment of reference line of the required EEDI for ro-ro cargo ships and ro-ro passenger ships from phase 2

Link

10/08/18

17/2018

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

Link

07/08/18

16/2018

Statutory alert: Concentrated inspection campaign by Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU

Link

06/08/18

15/2018

Statutory alert: Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual

Link

16/07/18

14/2018

Revised IACS Unified Requirements for Loading Computer Stability Software

Link

13/07/18

13/2018

Classification alert: Anchoring, Mooring and Towing (IACS UR A1, A2 & Rec 10)

Link

28/06/18

12/2018

Statutory alert: Code for the Transport and Handling of Hazardous and Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk on Offshore Support Vessels (OSV Chemical Code) IMO Res. A.1122(30)

Link

26/06/18

11/2018

Statutory alert: New Regulation 2018/773 indicating design, construction and performance requirements and testing standards for equipment subject to the Marine Equipment Directive

Link

25/06/18

10/2018

Statutory alert: New guidance relating to the BWM Convention

Link

17/05/18

09/2018

Statutory alert: Ballast Water Management (BWM) contingency measures

Link

03/05/18

08/2018

Statutory alert: The 2020 IMO global sulphur limit

Link

25/04/18

07/2018

Statutory alert: Procedures for Port State Control, 2017

Link

24/04/18

06/2018

IMO GHG Strategy – What does it mean?

Link

17/04/18

05/2018

Statutory alert: Amendments to MARPOL Annex V – Garbage Requirements

Link

05/03/18

04/2018

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

Link

02/03/18

03/2018

Statutory alert: Kidde Fire Protection – Recall of HFC227/Novec 1230 fire extinguishing system chemical agent gas cylinder valves

Link

23/02/18

02/2018

Statutory alert: Baltic Sea and North Sea NOx Emission Control Areas

Link

19/02/18

01/2018

Statutory alert: New intact stability criteria for ships engaged in towing, lifting and anchor handling operations

Link

02/02/18

CLASS NK

RECENT TECHNICAL NEWS

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

1167

Fuel regulations in Hong Kong waters on or after 1 January 2019

Link

27/11/18

1166

Survey and Certification of Polar Code

Link

09/11/18

1165

Ballast Water Management Convention for Panama flagged ships (Revision)

Link

02/10/18

1164

Regulations on sulphur content of fuel oil within the ECAs of Yangtze River Delta on or after 1 October 2018

Link

28/09/18

1163

Regulations on sulphur content of fuel oil within Taiwanese international commercial ports

Link

31/08/18

1162

Introduction to the Outcomes of MSC 99

Link

24/08/18

1161

PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign on "Auxiliary Machinery" in Riyadh MoU

Link

15/08/18

1160

PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign on "MARPOL ANNEX VI (Regulations on the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships)"

Link

15/08/18

1159

Adding Note on Survey Status to ships which is subject to Data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships (IMO DCS)

Link

09/08/18

1158

Crack Damage on Cylinder Cover Cooling Jacket of Diesel Engine used as main propulsion

Link

20/07/18

1157

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

Link

20/07/18

1156

Introduction to the outcomes of MEPC 72

Link

19/07/18

 

Publication of the "2018 Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships" (Printed versions)

Link

19/06/18

1155

Instructions by the Administration of Germany regarding Guidance on Providing Safe Working Conditions for Securing of Containers on Deck (CSS Code Annex 14)

Link

15/06/18

1154

PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign on "Auxiliary Machinery" in Latin American Agreement on Port State Control

Link

08/06/18

1153

Carriage of immersion suits on cargo ships flying Malta Flag

Link

05/06/18

1152

Exemption of fire extinguisher in boiler spaces

Link

18/05/18

1151

Security Information of Ships for which come from foreign ports and intended to enter ports in Japanese water

Link

11/05/18

1150

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

Link

02/05/18

1149

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

Link

27/04/18

1148

Guidance for vessels with inoperable ballast water management systems bound for US ports

Link

03/04/18

1147

Application of the code on noise levels on board ships below 1,600 GT for Singapore flagged ships

Link

08/03/18

1146

Electronic certificate service "ClassNK e-Certificate"

Link

05/03/18

1145

Amendment to the ClassNK Rules and Guidance related to computer based systems

Link

28/02/18

 

Technical Rules and Guidance were partly amended.

Link

15/02/18

 

New versions (Ver. 5.0.0) of Structural Calculation Software for IACS CSR BC&OT are now available.

Link

15/02/18

1144

Graphical symbols for Fire Control Plans onboard the Maltese flagged ships

Link

27/12/17

1143

Application of IMSBC Code 4th amendment

Link

22/12/17

1142

Amendment and on shipboard verification of DMLC(Part I and Part II) relating to the entry into force of the 2014 Amendments to the MLC, 2006

Link

21/12/17

1141

No English Version Available

Link

21/12/17

1140

Voluntary Experience Building Phase of the IMO Data Collection System for fuel oil consumption for Singapore flagged ships

Link

15/12/17

1139

Data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships (IMO DCS) required by the amendments to Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78

Link

15/12/17

REGISTRO ITALIANO NAVALE (RINA)

MARINE INFORMATION NOTICE

No.

Title

Source

Date Published

144

Collection of Fees imposed by Liberian Administration

Link

12/2018

143

2016 Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ,2006 (MLC, 2006)

Link

12/2018

142

CO2 systems safety alert

Link

11/2018

141

Deadlines for Tailshaft inspections in accordance with URZ 21

Link

09/2018

140

Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Renewal Inspection (MLC, 2006) and 2014 Amendments

Link

07/2018

139

Port State Control 2018 - Concentrated Inspection - Campaign (CIC)

Link

07/2018

138

Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting IMO Data Collection System (DCS) – Early submission of SEEMP Part II and sample format for the Confirmation of Compliance

Link

05/2018

137

RINA e-Certificates

Link

05/2018

136

Res. MEPC 277(70) Amendments to MARPOL ANNEX V – HME substances and Garbage Record Book

Link

03/2018

135

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan - Part II (SEEMP - Part II) - Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting IMO Data Collection System (DCS)

Link

03/2018

134

Clean Shipping Index (CSI) – Rewarding good environmental performance with economic incentives

Link

02/2018

133

THETIS MRV, the EMSA web platform to record CO2 emission from ships

Link

01/2018