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SOLAS Regulation III/1.5

MSC.317(89)

All ships

01/07/2014

SUMMARY

SOLAS Chapter III, Regulation 1 has had the following paragraph added after the existing paragraph 4:
“5 Notwithstanding paragraph 4.2, for all ships, not later than the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 July 2014, but not later than 1 July 2019, lifeboat on-load release mechanisms not complying with paragraphs 4.4.7.6.4 to 4.4.7.6.6 of the Code shall be replaced with equipment that complies with the Code”.
The Code referred to here is the Life Saving Appliances Code, which, in the specified sections, details the requirements for the release mechanism of lifeboats.

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC.Res317.pdf

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SOLAS CH V, Reg 19, para 2.10

MSC.282(86)

Passenger ships ≥500 gt

01/07/2014

SUMMARY

Passenger ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1st July 2012, not later than the first survey on or after 1st July 2014 must be fitted with an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC_Res282.pdf

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SOLAS CH V, Reg 19, Para 2.2

MSC.282(86)

Cargo ships ≥150 gt but <500 gt

01/07/2014

SUMMARY

Cargo ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 500 gross tonnage constructed before 1st July 2011, not later than the first survey after 1st July 2014 must be fitted with a bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS).

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC_Res282.pdf

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SOLAS CH V, Adoption of performance standards for bridge alert management

MSC.302(87), MSC.191(79), A.694(17)

All ships >500 gt

01/07/2014

SUMMARY

MSC.302(87) adopts performance standards for bridge alert management. This comprises central alert management (CAM) and the central alert management human machine interface (CAM-HMI) which are intended to make it easier for crew to identify and respond to alerts in the event of an abnormal situation arising. Bridge alert management (BAM) must display alerts on the bridge categorised into four levels
of priority and with different statuses for acknowledged and unacknowledged alarms. There are detailed requirements for the operation of CAM including back-up systems, functional aspects and alert displays. A log of past alerts must be available. Interface requirements,
power supply arrangements and documentation needed are specified and guidance to manufacturers supplying documentation and training materials is also provided.

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC_Res191.pdf

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC_Res302.pdf

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Amendments to the 1978 Protocol of SOLAS 1974

MSC.343(91)

All ships

01/07/2014

SUMMARY

The existing forms of the Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate and Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate are replaced by the specimen forms shown in the resolution.

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC_Res343.pdf

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Amendments to the 1988 Protocol of SOLAS 1974

MSC.344(91)

All ships

01/07/2014

SUMMARY

The following certificates are being replaced by updated versions contained in the resolution: Passenger Ship Safety Certificate, Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate, Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate, Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate, Cargo Ship Safety Certificate and Exemption Certificate.

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC_Res344.pdf

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Amendments to the 1988 Protocol of Load Lines 1966

MSC.345(91)

All ships

01/07/2014

SUMMARY

Amendments are made to Regulation 27(11) of the 1988 Load Lines Protocol giving details of alternative treatment of free surface and when such corrections should be made. Regulation 27(13) is also amended.

http://www.shippingregs.org/refdocs/MSC_Res345.pdf