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  • Transitional Measuresfor Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling

    25 Mar 2016

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  • ICS Guidelines on Selling Ships for Recycling

    20 Jan 2016

    ICS released guidelines on transitional measures for selling ships for recycling five years ago, to prepare ship owners for the entry into force of the IMO Hong Kong Convention. The intention is that this guidance will be updated periodically as the new IMO standards are implemented by governments and more experience is gained. ...

  • Asbestos Laws and Regulations

    13 Jan 2016

    This article provides a listing of the laws and regulations pertaining to asbestos implemented by the EPA and certain other federal agencies. ...

  • New Marine notice for British flagged ships

    20 Feb 2015

    The Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Regulations 1997 and the Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1975 require the supply of drinking and fresh water to be such as to prevent any risk of contamination. In addition the 1997 Regulations require the supply of hot, fresh water and cold drinking water to any sink, wash hand basin or other washing facility in a galley. ...

  • INSTRUCTION TO SHIP OWNERS , SHIPPING COMPANIES AND RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS (RO’S) BAN ON THE USE OF ASBESTOS ON BOARD SHIPS (Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate)

    20 Feb 2015

    THE NETHERLANDS SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL TO THE IMO, WHICH FINALLY RESULTED IN THE MSC.1/CIRC.1374, INFORMATION ON PROHIBITING THE USE OF ASBESTOS ON BOARD SHIPS AND INTRODUCED A PAPER IN THE PARIS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON PORT STATE CONTROL ( PMOU), WHICH RESULTED IN A GUIDELINE, IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE AWARENESS ON THE USE OF ASBESTOS ON BOARD SHIPS ...

  • INFORMATION ON PROHIBITING THE USE OF ASBESTOS ON BOARD SHIPS (MSC.1/Circ.1374)

    20 Feb 2015

    The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-eighth session (24 November to 3 December 2010), approved information on prohibiting the use of asbestos on board ships, as set out in the annex, with the aim of raising awareness about the dangers involved among parties concerned. ...

  • UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-1/3-5 (MSC.1/Circ.1379)

    20 Feb 2015

    The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-eighth session (24 November to 3 December 2010), with a view to ensuring a uniform approach towards the application of SOLAS regulation II-1/3-5 concerning the interpretation of the term ...

  • UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-1/3-5 (MSC.1/Circ.1426)

    20 Feb 2015

    The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninetieth session (16 to 25 May 2012), with a view to ensuring a uniform approach towards the application of the provisions of SOLAS regulation II-1/3-5, and following a recommendation made by the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment, at its fifty-sixth session, approved the annexed unified interpretation concerning the means by which compliance with SOLAS regulation II-1/3-5 is achieved. ...

  • MEPC.197(62)-2011 IHM Guidelines

    20 Feb 2015

    These Guidelines provide recommendations for developing the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (hereinafter referred to as ...

  • SOLAS regulation II-1/3-5 new amendments concerning new installation of asbestos containing material, MSC.282(86)

    20 Feb 2015

    Regulation 3-5 − New installation of materials containing asbestos 1 The existing text of paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ìFrom 1 January 2011, for all ships, new installation of materials which contain asbestos shall be prohibited.î ...

  • GUIDELINES FOR MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING OF ON-BOARD MATERIALS CONTAINING ASBESTOS (MSC/Circ.1045)

    20 Feb 2015

    1.1 These Guidelines aim at providing guidance to Administrations, companies as defined in SOLAS regulation IX/1, seafarers and others closely involved with the operation of ships on how to deal with asbestos on board ships in service. 1.2 They do not intend to address other aspects of asbestos that are already covered by the work of other international organizations (contact details of the International Labour Office (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are indicated in annex 2). ...

  • Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of ships, 2009

    20 Feb 2015

    As a result of its deliberations, as recorded in the Record of Decisions of the Plenary (SR/CONF/RD/2) and the Final Act of the Conference (SR/CONF/46), the Conference adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009. ...