SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January,…

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Guide: The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With new operators starting to explore the polar regions, and following several incidents in recent years, there has been a drive towards increasing the safety of vessel design and operations. Furthermore, an increased perception that there is easier access to these regions and that they are more navigable, has increased shipping traffic. This has…

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Ship statutory alert: Amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January,…

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Shipmanagement – Future IMO and ILO legislation coming up (October 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The latest edition of the upcoming IMO and ILO Legislation is available now from Lloyd’s register. It provides an overview of legislative changes including significant adoptions and upcoming entries into force. This information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality, Crewing and Operation departments of Maritime companies, but there is also information relevant for yards and newbuilding departments. We…

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SOLAS requirements coming up for Fire Fighter radios

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), adopted the following amendment to SOLAS regulation II-2/10 regarding fire fighters’ communication: “For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter’s communication shall be carried on board. Those two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus shall be of…

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Reminder: SOLAS container mass verification requirements (VGM)

The IMO issued a reminder regarding the termination on 1 October of the “practical and pragmatic approach” toward enforcement of the verified gross mass (VGM) requirement for shipping containers prior to loading. In other words, this “soft” enforcement period is no longer in effect from October 1st, 2016. What are the new rules? On 1 July…

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