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IMO Regulations that entered into force in 2016

 

 

REGULATION

INTERIM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CARRIAGE OF LIQUEFIED HYDROGEN IN BULK

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.420(97)

SHIP TYPE

IGC Code applicable ships carrying liquefied hydrogen in bulk

ENTRY INTO FORCE

25/11/2016

SUMMARY

The IGC Code requires that a gas carrier should comply with the minimum requirements for the cargo listed in chapter 19. However, the requirements for liquefied hydrogen are not specified in the Code. Therefore this annex provides the interim recommendations, as referred to in paragraph 5 of the preamble of the Code, for the carriage of liquefied hydrogen in bulk, which are intended to provide the basis for the future minimum requirements for the carriage of this cargo.

 

REGULATION

INTERIM RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SAFE CARRIAGE OF MORE THAN 12 INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL ON BOARD VESSELS

ENGAGED ON INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.418(97)

SHIP TYPE

Vessels carrying industrial personnel

ENTRY INTO FORCE

25/11/2016

SUMMARY

(RESOLUTION MEPC.245(66), AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MEPC.263(68))

 

REGULATION

AMENDMENTS TO THE 2014 GUIDELINES ON THE METHOD OF CALCULATION OF THE ATTAINED ENERGY EFFICIENCY DESIGN INDEX (EEDI) FOR NEW SHIPS

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.281(70)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

28/10/2016

SUMMARY

(RESOLUTION MEPC.245(66), AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MEPC.263(68))

 

REGULATION

2016 GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SHIP ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN (SEEMP)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.282(70)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

28/10/2016

SUMMARY

New 2016 Guidelines, Superseding the 2012 Guidelines for the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency

Management Plan (SEEMP), adopted by resolution MEPC.213(63)

 

REGULATION

DESIGNATION OF THE JOMARD ENTRANCE AS A PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE SEA AREA

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.283(70)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

28/10/2016

SUMMARY

New PSSA

 

REGULATION

SOLAS CH V, Reg 19, para 2.10.7

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.282(86)

SHIP TYPE

Cargo ships, other than tankers,
≥50,000 gt

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/07/2016

SUMMARY

Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 50,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2013, not later than the first survey on or after 1st July 2016 must be fitted with an ECDIS if engaged in international voyages.

 

REGULATION

SOLAS Chapter VI and SOLAS Regulation XI-1/7

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.380(94)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/07/2016

SUMMARY

Updated cargo information requirements (regarding mandatory verification of the gross mass) for cargo carried in containers (Chapter VI, regulation 2); addition of new regulation 7 to Chapter XI-1 – Atmosphere testing instrument for enclosed spaces; updated details of life-saving appliances in Records of Equipment for Cargo Ship Safety Forms C and E (appendix).

 

REGULATION

2011 ESP Code

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.381(94)

SHIP TYPE

Bulk carriers Oil tankers

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/07/2016

SUMMARY

Addition of sections related to rescue and emergency response equipment; addition of paragraphs relating to the Ship Construction File (SCF); updated requirements for cargo tank testing.

 

REGULATION

AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 2 OF THE CODE OF SAFETY FOR SPECIAL PURPOSE SHIPS, 2008 (2008 SPS CODE)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.408(96)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

13/05/2016

SUMMARY

Amendments to Chapter 2 on Stability and Subdivision; R criteria.

 

REGULATION

MARPOL Annex I (regulation 43)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.256(67)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/03/2016

SUMMARY

In the chapeau of paragraph 1, between the words “the carriage in bulk as cargo” and “or carriage”, insert: “, use as ballast,”.

 

REGULATION

MARPOL Annex III (Appendix on criteria for the identification of harmful substances in packaged form)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.257(67)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/03/2016

SUMMARY

The chapeau of the appendix is replaced by the following:
"For the purpose of this Annex, substances, other than radioactive materials*, identified by any one of the following criteria are harmful substances**.
* Refer to class 7, as defined in chapter 2.7 of the IMDG Code.
** The criteria are based on those developed by the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), as amended. For definitions of acronyms or terms used in this appendix, refer to the relevant paragraphs of the IMDG Code."

 

REGULATION

MARPOL Annex VI (regulations 2 and 13, Annex I)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.258(67)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/03/2016

SUMMARY

In regulation 2, definitions of fuel oil and marine diesel engine are updated.
Regulation 13 (nitrogen oxides) paragraph 7.3 is updated to allow the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate to indicate that an approved method is not applicable for some instances of a “marine diesel engine with a power output of more than 5,000 kW and a per cylinder displacement at or above 90 litres installed on a ship constructed on or after 1 January 1990, but prior to 1 January 2000”.
Appendix I (Supplement to the IAPP certificate) has an updated requirements table for compliance with the NOx Technical Code, updated options for shipboard incineration compliance and amended internal references.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.365(93)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Amends Ch. II-1 Regulation 29 – Steering Gear, updates Ch. II-2 with revised definitions and replaces text of sections relating to inert gas systems, ventilation systems, firefighting and means of escape. New requirements are added to cover “vehicle carriers carrying motor vehicles with compressed hydrogen or natural gas in their tanks for their own propulsion as cargo”.

 

REGULATION

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

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.367(93)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

These amendments replace Ch. 15: Inert Gas Systems, with fully revised and updated text.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.368(93)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

This resolution updates Section 2.2 – Lifejackets with updated requirements for testing outcomes and adds additional points relating to the testing of lifejackets for children, including permitting the use of manikins in certain situations.

 

REGULATION

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

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.369(93)

SHIP TYPE

Chemical tankers

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Amendments to Ch. 1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 15 and 17 and the Certificate of Fitness requirements. Updates include requirements related to cargo tank purging, stability verification and carriage of products containing oxygen-dependent inhibitors.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.370(93)

SHIP TYPE

Gas carriers

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

These amendments contain a complete revision of the IGC Code, which has been extensively updated throughout.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to MARPOL Annex I - Regulation 3 and 28 and Appendix II

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.248(66)

SHIP TYPE

Tankers

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Amendments to MARPOL Annex I, the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Oil. These were in conjucntion with amendments to the IBC and IGC Code respectively, to increase damage stability requirements for Tankers.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the International Code of the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.371(93)

SHIP TYPE

Bulk carriers, oil tankers

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

This resolution contains minor amendments to survey requirements (annual, intermediate and renewal surveys) and documentation to be carried on board. Considerations for temporary repair work for damage that does not affect the structural integrity of the ship are also added.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.372(93)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Extensive revision of the IMDG Code, including amendments to all seven parts of the Code and the dangerous goods list.

 

REGULATION

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

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.376(93)

SHIP TYPE

Chemical tankers

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Amendments to Ch. II part A: Physical protection (Siting of cargo tanks; ship stability) and the Certificate of Fitness requirements. Updates relate to stability verification and associated processes.

 

REGULATION

Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.377(93)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Amendments to Ch. II and the Certificate of Fitness requirements. Updates relate to stability verification and associated processes.

 

REGULATION

MARPOL Annex VI, NOx III Tier Standard

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MEPC.177(58)

SHIP TYPE

All ships

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Nitrogen oxide emissions from marine diesel engines installed on a ship constructed on or after 1st January 2016 must fall below Tier III limits as specified in regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI. This resolution contains the NOx Technical Code which provides mandatory procedures for the testing, survey and certification of marine engines for compliance with regulations.
Note: Implementation of NOx Tier III standards may be delayed until 2021 subject to the outcome of a vote to be held at MEPC 66 in March 2014.

 

REGULATION

SOLAS Chapter V, Reg 19 – BNWAS

REFERENCE DOCUMENT

MSC.350(92)

SHIP TYPE

Passenger ships irrespective of size

ENTRY INTO FORCE

01/01/2016

SUMMARY

Passenger ships, irrespective of size, must, not later than the first survey after 1st January 2016, be fitted with BNWAS, as specified in SOLAS Chapter V, regulation 19, paragraph 2.2.3.