DNVGL: New carriage requirements for all IBC Code listed products

The IMO is reassessing carriage requirements for products listed in the IBC Code (International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals In Bulk). This means the current list of cargo with the Certificate of Fitness will change for chemical tankers. The amendments are expected to take effect 1 July 2020, subject…

Reducing the Risk of fires on Ro-Ro ships

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) commissioned a study which investigates risk control options (RCOs) for mitigating the risk from fires on ro-ro decks. The first part considers RCOs in relation to Electrical Fire as ignition risk and the second part considers RCOs to mitigate the risk of Fire Extinguishing Failure. With regards to extinguishing failure the focus has…

DNVGL: Ballast Water Management – How to comply with the IMO Convention

With the ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention on 8 September 2016, the convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. With only some months to go, this Technical & Regulatory News from DNVGL, is intended as a supporting document for the BWM implementation phase, focusing on compliance. Click on below image to download full…

DNVGL: Retroactive requirements for engine room sludge piping systems – effective from 1 January 2017

Regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex I was revised in 2011 prohibiting sludge discharge connections to the oily bilge water tanks, tank top or oily water separators for new vessels delivered after 1 January 2014. The same regulation has again been amended, now making it a retroactive requirement for all vessels irrespective of delivery date, effective form 1…

USCG and DNVGL sign memorandum of agreement

Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd merged to form DNV GL on Sept. 12, 2013. Post merger, DNV GL worked to create a new class rule set, class survey procedures, and a U.S. supplement to Coast Guard regulations based on the new rule set and applicable international regulations. On the 01 Aug. 2016, the US…