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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2019 Edition

Latest edition of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

IMCA Safety Flashes 29, 30, 02

In this selection of safety alerts we have;

- Important Safety Notice to Users of Certain Crosby Shackle Products
- Failed Shackle on Vessel Life Raft
- Uncontrolled Movement of Retractable Gangway
- Enclosed Space - crew fainting in Water Ballast Tank
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Amendments to the IBC/BCH Code & MARPOL 73/78 Annex II

Amendments to the IBC/BCH Code & MARPOL 73/78 Annex II which will enter into force on 1 January 2021 (For non-Japanese flag ships)

Amendments to the IBC Code (MSC460(101) / MEPC318(74)), BCH Code (MSC463(101) / MEPC319(74)) and MARPOL 73/78 Annex II (MEPC315(74)) will enter into force on 1 January 2021, and all ships carrying dangerous chemicals and/or noxious liquid substances in bulk need to satisfy the revised requirements prior to the date of entry into force.

Major revisions of MARPOL 73/78 Annex II
- Prewash requirements for persistent floating products
- Revision of the standard format of P&A Manual

Major revisions of IBC Code, BCH Code
- Revision of carriage requirements (Chapter 17 & 18)
- Operational requirements for persistent floating products (Chapter 16)
- Special requirements of Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) detection equipment (Chapter 15)
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

Medical Oxygen Cylinder onboard Marshall Islands flagged vessels

The Marshall Islands Government has published a Notice of the special requirements for carriage of Medical Oxygen Cylinders onboard the Marshall Islands flagged vessels.
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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

More Ports Declare Ban on EGCS Discharges

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