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y MARPOL ANNEX I Regulation 22: Pump-room bottom protection y MARPOL ANNEX I Regulation 23:Accidental oil outflow performance y MARPOL Annex VI y MARPOL Revised Annex II y MARPOL ANNEX IV SEWAGE y MARPOL Annex V y Resolution MEPC.164(56)-Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I and IV
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Regulation 23:Accidental oil outflow performance
This regulation shall apply to oil tankers delivered on or after 1 January 2010 .
Regulation 22: Pump-room bottom protection
B.the pump-room shall be provided with a double bottom. C or E to the said Protocol in force at the time of application or interpretation of Annex 13 to the Revised MARPOL Annex VI. under Regulation 12. Key elements of this regulation requirement are as follows: · Ozone depleting substances means controlled substances as defined in paragraph 1.On oil tankers of 5000 tonnes deadweight and above constructed on or after 1 January 2007. deliberate and non-deliberate emission of ODS and the disposing of equipment containing ODS from ships. The purpose of this ODS data recording is to keep a record of the condition and quantities of ODS on board a ship and serves as the basis for data collection by the relevant Flag State. The regulation covers the recording of ODS use. One of the requirements. calls for all ships to maintain a list of equipment containing ozone depleting substances (ODS) and an ODS record book. Ozone depleting substances that may be found on board ships include but are not limited to: · · · · · · · · Halon 1211 Halon 1301 Halon 2402 CFC-11 CFC-12 CFC-113 CFC-114 CFC-115 . 3) Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI for Control of Emission of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) The Revised MARPOL Annex VI enters into force on1 July 2010. 1987.4 of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. and listed in Annexes A.
repairing or disposing of the system or the equipment containing ODS.For the purpose of the regulations of this Annex. recording each occasion of actions affecting that equipment such as servicing.· The definition of ODS and the phase out dates in the Revised MARPOL Annex VI are aligned with the Montreal Protocol.noxious substances shall be divided into four new categories. Each ship is to maintain a list of equipment containing ODS and also an ODS Record Book. as approved by the Administration. full or partial. 5) MARPOL ANNEX IV SEWAGE . of equipment containing ODS Repair or maintenance of equipment containing ODS Discharge of ODS to atmosphere . Regulation 12 does not apply to permanently sealed equipment where there are no refrigerant charging connections or potentially removable components containing ODS. 1987. categories as follows: Category X Substances considered a major hazard Category Y Substances considered a hazard Category Z Substances considered a minor hazard Category OS Substances considered not to be a hazard to sea Vegetable oils is required to be carried in chemical tankers complying with the revised IBC Code as a ship type 2 with double hull. maintaining.deliberate and non-deliberate Discharge of ODS to land-based facilities Supply of ODS to ship The ODS Record Book can be a part of an existing log book or electronic recording system. · · · · · · · · · 4) Revised Annex II Parties to MARPOL 73/78 adopted the revised Annex II for the control of pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in bulk. Entries in the ODS Record Book are to be recorded in terms of mass (kg) of the substance and be completed without delay on each occasion with respect to the following: Recharge.
reception facilities will be required to be provided in ports for oily bilge waters and other residues from tankers. applies to ships engaged in international voyages: y y New ships over 400 Gross Tonnage and New ships of less than 400 Gross Tonnage. The amendments are expected to be accepted on 1 Jun 08 and enter into force on 1 Dec 08 The amendment to Annex I adds reference to regulation 34 (Control of discharge of oil) in regulation 38.5 of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78. in the absence of a construction contract. which cannot be discharged in accordance with regulation 34. the keel is laid on/after 27 September 2003.The ship is delivered on/after 27 September 2006. 6) Resolution MEPC.164(56)-Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I and IV The amendments to MARPOL Annex I (reception facilities outside Special Areas) and Annex IV (discharge of sewage) are adopted by this Resolution.2. New ships under MARPOL Annex IV are bound to comply with applicable provisions as from 27 September 2003. MARPOL Annex IV.5. or . The amendments to Annex IV provide that the sewage originating from spaces containing living animals.2. certified to carry more than 15 persons (crew and passengers) For the purpose of MARPOL Annex IV. Under the amended text of regulation 38. a new ship is a ship which meets one of the following criteria: .Contracted for construction on/after 27 September 2003 or. Existing ships are bound to comply with applicable provisions and need to be certified no later than 27 September 2008 (5 years after entry into force of the Annex).All ships falling under the scope of the MARPOL Annex IV and flying the flag of a Government which is a party to MARPOL Annex IV shall be certified by 27 September 2008. should not be discharged .
Latest amendments to SOLAS 1) SOLAS Chapter II-1 This regulation provides technical standards for protective coating in dedicated seawater ballast tanks of all type of ships of not less than 500 gross tonnage and double ±side skin spaces arranged in bulk carriers of 150m in length .1 and II-2/10.This regulation will enter into force on 1 July 2008.1.2.1.5.2. 2) SOLAS Chapter II-2 -The fire protection arrangements in relation to cabin balconies on passenger ships will enter into force 1 July 2008.3. with hose lengths as specified in regulation II-2/10.2.1 3) SOLAS Chapter III . The necessary number of fire hydrants should be located to satisfy the above arrangements and to comply with the requirements of SOLAS regulation II-2/10.3.instantaneously but at a moderate rate when the ship is en route and proceeding at not less than 4 knots. -New fire hoses fitted after 1 July 2008 shall comply with the following requirement: The arrangements should be such that at least two jets of water can reach any part of the deck in the cargo area and those portions of the cargo containment system and tanks covers above the deck.3.
On passenger ships. Regarding this.1/Circ. a knotted rope is not acceptable as "other means of embarkation". are stowed should be provided with embarkation ladder or other means of embarkation enabling descent to the water in a controlled manner in accordance with 11. .The training manual shall be written in the working language of the ship -The general emergency alarm system shall be audible throughout all the accommodation and normal crew working spaces.1. -New condition for accepting a lifeboat as a rescue boat (its launching and recovery arrangements shall also comply with the requirements for a rescue boat).4 of SOLAS III. required by regulation 31. the system shall also be audible on all open decks. 1243.MSC216(82) -Rescue boats shall be stowed in a fully inflated condition at all times if of the inflated type.A report of the test shall be made available to the Surveyor by the party performing the test.according to MSC Circ 1206. Above requirements should be applied to all cargo ships regardless of date of construction. -Liferafts provided for easy side-to side transfer shall have a mass of less than 185 kg . The overload tests in five year intervals shall be done in the presence of the Society's surveyor. Date of entry:1 July 2008 The area where the remotely located survival craft.7 of SOLAS III according to the interpretation circulated in IMO circular MSC.-Free-fall lifeboats on load release systems and rescue boats on load release gear are subject to annual and 5 yearly inspection and tests by the manufacturer or person agreed by properly trained personnel.however. properly trained personnel means the manufacturer's representative or a person appropriately trained and certified by the manufacturer for the work to be done.
. PERIODIC TESTING OF IMMERSION SUIT AND ANTI-EXPOSURE SUIT SEAMS AND CLOSURES (MSC/Circ. The colour of life-saving appliances is now specified to be "of international or vivid reddish orange. or more frequently for suits over ten years of age in accordance with the guidelines set out in IMO Circular MSC/Circ. a sufficient number of suitable accessories are to be available on board to allow them to be secured to such persons. and for passenger ships on voyages of 24 hours or greater.1114) To ensure the maintenance of adequate strength and watertightness of seams and closures of immersion suits and anti-exposure suits with age.Personal life-saving appliances. if the adult lifejackets provided are not designed to fit persons with a chest girth of up to 1.1 Amendments to SOLAS Chapter III . infant lifejackets are to be provided for each infant on board. For passenger ships on voyages of less than 24 hours.5% of the number of passengers on board is to be provided. The existing section 2. 4) SOLAS Chapter V. a number of infant lifejackets equal to at least 2.Life-saving appliances and arrangements In Regulation 7 .3.1114 dated 25 May 2004 as part of the maintenance required to be carried out by SOLAS Reg III/20.2 on General requirements for lifejackets is revised and replaced. Date of entry:1 july 2010 Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance Code (LSA Code) The amendments include the requirement that all life saving appliances should withstand in stowage an air temperature range of 30°C to +65°C and personal life-saving appliances should remain operational throughout an air temperature range of -15°C to +40°C. A further amendment relates to the provision of lifejackets for larger passengers and states that. Further amendments relate to specifications for immersion suits and anti-exposure suits. or a comparably highly visible colour on all parts where this will assist detection at sea".And the compliance with this regulation is confirmed at the next annual survey after 1 October 2008 in respect of the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate.750 mm. the amendments add a new requirement for infant lifejackets. each suit should be subjected to an air pressure test at intervals not exceeding three years.
including a standard format of a test report. FireWire. such as Ethernet. The annual inspection and testing of the AIS is part of the survey in respect of the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate. .1252 (Guidelines On Annual Testing Of The Automatic Identification System (AIS)) dated 22 October 2007 to achieve a uniform and standard method of testing. The interface should be compatible with an internationally recognized format. Res A 861(20): The VDR should provide an interface for downloading the stored data and playback the information to an external computer.Regulation 20: -All ships of 20 000 gross tonnage and upwards and constructed on or after 1 July 2006. The amendments also bring about the change of prescribed subdivision and damaged stability criteria for passenger ships from deterministic criteria to probabilistic criteria. .1/Circ. paragraph 1 of MSC.All ships of 3000 gross tonnage and upwards. Regulation 19.4: IMO has developed guidelines on annual testing of AIS set out in the annex of an MSC circular. MSC. or equivalent.but not later than 1 July 2010 being fitted with a VDR.2.but not less than 20000 gross tonnage and constructed before 1 July 2002.1/Circ. USB.but not later than 1 July 2009 being fitted with a VDR.1252 states that "the annual testing of the AIS should be carried out by a qualified radio inspector". This is to harmonise with the prescribed probabilistic criteria for subdivision and damaged stability for cargo ships. B and B-1 of Chapter II-1 dealing with subdivision and stability of ships resulting in the restructuring and re-organising of those parts. 5) Latest Amendments of Solas is to be Effective on 1 January 2009 1-The amendments primarily revise Parts A.
XI-2 and XII.2 The re-structuring and re-organising of those parts in Chapter II-1 leads to consequential editorial change in references to regulation numbers in some regulations in Chapters II-2. (c) Company as defined in Regulation IX/1 and registered owners of ships are required to be provided with an identification number conforming to the IMO Unique Company and Registered Owner Identification Number Scheme adopted by Resolution MSC. (Reg XI-1/5.160(78). VI. XI-1. the Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) required by Regulation XI-1/5 and the International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) required by the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. (d) The Continuous Synopsis Record issued or updated on or after 1 January 2009 will contain the registered owner identification number and the Company identification number. IX. This identification number is to be inserted on the Document of Compliance (DOC) and the Safety Management Certificate (SMC) required by the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. 4 The significant changes brought about by the amendments are the following new requirements : (a) Passenger ships of 120 metres and upwards in length as defined in the International Convention on Load Lines or having 3 or more main vertical zones constructed on or after 1 July 2010 are required to be designed so that essential shipboard systems remain operational when any single watertight compartment is flooded. (b) Passenger ships constructed on or after 1 July 2010 are required to be fitted with a flooding detection system for watertight spaces below the bulkhead deck (Reg II-1/22-1).3). (Reg XI-1/31). 6) Latest Amendments of Solas is to be Effective on 1 July 2009 20 Jan 2009 . (Reg II-1/8-1).
similar amendments to the forms for the Nuclear Passenger Safety Certificate and the Nuclear Cargo Ship Safety Certificate contained in the appendix to the Annex to the 1974 SOLAS Convention. procedures and arrangements for the evaluation. on Damage Stability. Amendment to the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel. The regulation refers to the Recommendation for material safety data sheets (MSDS) for MARPOL Annex I cargoes and marine fuel oils. Amendment to SOLAS chapter VI. recognition. to Chapter 2. specifically.150(77). The new regulation provides for the MSC to determine the criteria. to add a new regulation 4-1 on GMDSS satellite providers. Amendments to forms contained in the appendix to the Annex to the 1988 SOLAS Protocol to add a section to cover alternative design and arrangements (Passenger Ship Safety Certificate. to bring it into line with updates to SOLAS. Cargo Ship Safety Certificate. Also. Plutonium and HighLevel Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships (INF Code). to require ships carrying MARPOL Annex I cargoes (oil) and marine fuel oils to be provided with a material safety data sheet prior to loading such cargoes. Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate and Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate). to add a new regulation 5-1 on material safety data sheets (MSDS).1001(25) Criteria for the provision of mobile-satellite communication systems in the GMDSS adopted by the IMO Assembly at its 25th session in November 2007.y Amendment to SOLAS chapter IV. review and oversight of the provision of mobile satellite communication services in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). See also resolution A. adopted by the Organization through resolution MSC. y y y y y y .
From 1 January 2012 a limit of 0. auxiliary engines and boilers alike.5% These limits apply to main engines. ships must use DMA and DMB fuels exclusively. SOLAS REG VI/5-1 will require marine fuel suppliers to provide the ship's crew . prior to delivery.7) MSDS requirement for fuel deliveries from 1st July 2009 With effect from 1st July 2009. with a material safety data sheet for each type of oil fuel to be loaded to the ship 8) CARB As of 1 July 2009. The following limits are applicable to sulphur content: Marine gas oil (DMA) => 1.5% Marine diesel oil (DMB) => 0. unless otherwise advised by Californian authorities .1% sulphur content will apply to both DMA and DMB. within a 24 mile limit off the coast of California.
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