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IMO REGULATIONS COMING INTO FORCE

Updated to January 2020

 

 

REGULATION

Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.305(73)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/03/2020

SUMMARY

Prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil for combustion purposes for propulsion or operation on board a ship.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.460(101) and MEPC.318(74)

SHIP TYPE

Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (subject to BCH Code)

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/07/2020

SUMMARY

These amendments include the revised chapters 17 (Summary of minimum requirements), 18 (List

of products to which the code does not apply), 19 (Index of Products Carried in Bulk) and 21 (Criteria for assigning

carriage requirements for products subject to the IBC Code).

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.463(101) and MEPC.319(74)

SHIP TYPE

Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (subject to BCH Code)

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/07/2020

SUMMARY

These relate to the corresponding draft amendments to the IBC Code.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to MARPOL Annex I, II and V

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.314(74)

SHIP TYPE

All ships (as applicable)

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/10/2020

SUMMARY

These amendments allow for electronic record books (ERB) to be used.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to MARPOL VI

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.316(74)

SHIP TYPE

All ships (as applicable)

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/10/2020

SUMMARY

These amendments allow for electronic record books (ERB) Electronic Record Books and also contain revised EEDI regulations for ice-strengthened ships.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the IMSBC Code

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.462(101) and

SHIP TYPE

Ships carrying bulk cargoes

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/07/2021

SUMMARY

Amendment ‘05-19’. The 2019 amendments include updates to various schedules (such as a new individual schedule for BAUXITE FINES as a Group A cargo), as well as editorial amendments. The amendments are incorporated into a consolidated IMSBC Code. MSC also approved a related draft MSC circular

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the ESP Code

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.461(101)

SHIP TYPE

Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (as applicable)

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2021

SUMMARY

Substantial amendments to the existing ESP Code, negating the need for a future consolidated 2019 edition.

 

REGULATION

Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.428(98): http://shippingregs.org/7980.re

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2021

SUMMARY

A resolution affirming that an approved safety management system should take into account cyber risk management in accordance with the objectives and functional requirements of the ISM Code. Administrations are encouraged to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in safety management systems no later than the first annual verification of the company's Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021; however this is not mandatory.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.315(74)

SHIP TYPE

Ships carrying chemicals

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2021

SUMMARY

These amendments relate to cargo residues and tank washings of persistent floating noxious liquid substances (NLS).

These amendments strengthen, in specified sea areas, discharge requirements for cargo residues and tank washings

containing persistent floating products with a high viscosity and/or a high melting point that can solidify under certain conditions (e.g. certain vegetable oils and paraffin-like cargoes). The amendments add new paragraphs to MARPOL Annex II, Regulation 13 on the Control of discharges of residues of noxious liquid substances, to require prewash and discharge of residue/water mixture generated during the prewash to a reception facility, for specific products, in specified areas (Northwest European waters, Baltic Sea area, Western European waters and Norwegian Sea).

 

REGULATION

Amendments to SOLAS Appendix Certificates

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.456(101)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2024

SUMMARY

These relate to the appendix of certificates and the record of equipment,

relating to rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch and the operational mode indicator. Specifically Record of Equipment for Cargo Ship Safety (Forms C and E) and Record of Equipment for Passenger Ship Safety (Form P).

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the International Code of Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.457(101)

SHIP TYPE

Ships with inert gas systems

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2024

SUMMARY

These amendments relate to inert gas systems (specifically inert gas lines, indicators and alarms).

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the IGF Code

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.458(101)

SHIP TYPE

Ships using Gases or other Low-Flashpoint Fuels

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2024

SUMMARY

These include amendments related to ship design and arrangement, the fuel containment system, the fuel supply to consumers regulations, power generation (including propulsion and other gas consumers), and fire safety regulations.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the LSA Code

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.459(101)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2024

SUMMARY

These relate to general requirements for lifeboats and launching and embarkation

appliances (specifically relating to stored mechanical power requirements and, for rescue boats that are not survival

craft, the option for gravity/manual hoisting).