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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Carriage of Bauxite which may liquefy

Group A and revised Group C IMSBC Code schedules are now mandatory

Following the loss of the Supramax bulk carrier BULK JUPITER in January 2015, with the tragic loss of 18 lives, the IMO Sub-Committee on the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), at its second session in September 2015 noted that the loss of the ship may have been caused by liquefaction of the cargo. Circular CCC.1/Circ.2 "Carriage of Bauxite which may Liquefy" was issued at that time to raise awareness to the potential risks posed by moisture in the carriage of Bauxite. Although Bauxite is described in the IMSBC Code as a Group C cargo, the potential for this cargo to liquefy was not specifically addressed in the Code.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Amendments of 2018 to the code of the MLC, 2006 (effective on and after 26 Dec. 2020) (for non-Japanese flag vessels)

The Amendments of 2018 to the MLC, 2006 entered into force on 26 Dec. 2020 in the countries that have ratified the MLC, 2006. Since the issued date, various flag administrations have newly issued or
updated the circulars.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Summary of the outcomes of MEPC 75

The seventy-fifth session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) was held from 16 to 20 November 2020 as a web conference due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) 2021

ADN Agreement, INLAND - ADN Agreement, ADN Transport of dangerous goods EC Directive 2008/68.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia Flagged Vessels - IHM Requirements for Vessels calling into the EU or United Kingdom

Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia flagged vessels must ensure they carry onboard an addendum to their IHM Statement of Compliance if calling into the EEA (EU countries plus Norway and Iceland) or Northern Irelandii.
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