Latest amendments to SOLAS & MARPOL.ppt

December 12, 2017 | Author: Giri Venkatesan | Category: United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol, European Union, Oil Tanker, Ships
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On the regulatory agenda Including news from IMO MSC 86, MEPC 59 and the Hong Kong Recycling Conference 28 August 2009

Agenda  SOLAS

- Amendments recently adopted  MARPOL

- Annex VI - Green House Gases  BWM  New

Recycling Convention


strategic plan 2008-2014

 EU  Summing


© Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Committees and Sub-committees of IMO Assembly Council Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) Fire Protection (FP) Radio-communications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR)

Safety of Navigation (NAV) Ship Design and Equipment (DE) Stability and Load Lines and Fishing Vessels Safety (SLF)

Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STW) Flag State Implementation (FSI) The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) Carriage of Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers (DSC)

Legal Committee (LC) Technical Co-operation Committee (TCC) Facilitation Committee

OVERVIEW © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem



Emergency towing arrangements and procedures SOLAS regulation II-1/3-4 (Emergency towing arrangements on tankers), has been extended to ships other than tankers ≥ 20 000 GT; in force on 1 January 2010. MSC 84 also approved Guidelines for Owners/Operators on preparing Emergency Towing Procedures (MSC/Circ.1255) All ships shall be provided with a shipspecific emergency towing procedure applicable as follows: - All (i.e. new and existing) passenger ships, not later than 1 January 2010; - Cargo ships constructed on or after 1 January 2010; and - Cargo ships constructed before 1 January 2010, not later than 1 January 2012 SOLAS Ch. II-1 © Det Norske Veritas 

Note: Only tankers are required to carry Emergency towing arrangements. All other ships shall have emergency towing procedure

14 Septem


Prohibition of asbestos From 1 January 2011, for all ships, new installation of materials which contain asbestos shall be prohibited (SOLAS regulation II-1/3-5)

“new installation of materials” will be defined by DE

SOLAS Ch. II-1 © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Means of embarkation on and disembarkation from ships A new SOLAS regulation II-1/3-9 adopted at MSC 84 requires ships constructed on or after 1 January 2010 to be provided with means of embarkation and disembarkation, such as gangways and accommodation ladders, constructed and installed, maintained and inspected or surveyed based on Guidelines adopted by MSC 86 contained in MSC/Circ.1331

SOLAS Ch. II-1 © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


International Code on Intact Stability 2008 

The 2008 IS Code was adopted by at MSC 85 by res. MSC.267(85) and will be implemented by amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/5 (res. MSC.269(85) Annex 1) and the Load Line Convention reg. I/1 and I/3 (res. MSC.270(85)) and enters into force on 1 July 2010

New ships L ≥ 24 m to comply with specific intact criteria of Part A of the IS Code from 1 July 2010

 Part B contains recommendations to be used as basis for relevant safety standards for certain ships not covered in Part A (like fishing vessels), unless national stability requirements provide at least an equivalent degree of safety  Explanatory Notes to the Code were also approved and issued as MSC.1/Circ.1281 SOLAS Ch. II-1 © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Fixed carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems (SOLAS reg. II-2/10) By the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 January 2010 fixed carbon dioxide fireextinguishing systems for the protection of machinery spaces and cargo pump rooms on ships constructed before 1 July 2002 shall comply with requirements for two separate controls (FSS Code Confirmed at MSC 86

SOLAS Ch. II-2 © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Drainage of special category and ro-ro spaces 

Ships constructed on or after 1 January 2010, shall be provided with means to prevent blockage of drainage arrangements of closed spaces fitted with fixed water spraying systems to prevent accumulation of water on the vehicle deck

Ships constructed before 1 January 2010 shall comply with this requirement by the first survey after 1 January 2010

Guidelines for the Drainage of Firefighting Water from Closed Vehicle and Ro-Ro Spaces and Special Category Spaces of Passenger and Cargo Ships issued in MSC.1/Circ.1320

SOLAS Ch. II-2 © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Search and rescue locating devices 

MSC 84 adopted amendments - in force from 1 January 2010 - to replace requirements for "radar transponders" with a requirement for a "search and rescue locating device"

Search and rescue locating devices shall be carried on each side of every passenger ship and every cargo ship of 500 gross tonnage and upwards. At least one such device shall be carried on every cargo ship between 300 and 500 gross tonnage. Additional requirements apply to fitting of search and rescue devices in liferafts on ro-ro cargo ships.

The search and rescue locating devices shall conform to the performance standards adopted by IMO and shall be capable of operating either in the 9 GHz band or on frequencies dedicated for AIS. (SOLAS reg. III/6, III/26 and IV/7, 1988 SOLAS Protocol, SOLAS Certificates and the 1994 and 2000 HSC codes)

SOLAS Ch. III © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Safety of Navigation - ECDIS 

Mandatory carriage of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for different ship types and sized constructed in the period 2012 to 2018 was adopted at MSC 86

From 1 January 2011 ECDIS is accepted as meeting the chart carriage requirements. From 2002 it may be accepted by the Administration Use of electronic navigational charts will probably reduce the frequency of groundings by more than one third It is expected that ECDIS will reduce the risks related to several generic accident scenarios such as groundings, collision and contact

SOLAS Ch. V © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Safety of Navigation – BNWAS etc. 

Bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) to be carried from 1 January 2011 to 1 July 2014 for all cargo ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards and passenger ships irrespective of size (SOLAS Reg. V/19)

An e-navigation strategy is under development and is intended to be implemented from 2012

SOLAS Ch. V © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code 

The Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code), adopted as a recommendatory Code in 1965 and updated at regular intervals since then, will be replaced by the mandatory IMSBC Code adopted at MSC 85 by res. MSC.268(85)

The IMSBC Code will be implemented by amendments to SOLAS Ch. VI entering into force on 1 January 2011

The provisions of the Code may be applied from 1 January 2009 on a voluntary basis, pending the entry into force on 1 January 2011 SOLAS Ch. VI and VII © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Material safety data sheets A new regulation SOLAS Ch. VI Reg. 5-1 was added by MSC 83 and amended by MSC 86: 

Material safety data sheets for cargo carried by ships carrying MARPOL Annex I oil and marine fuel oils

The amendments were adopted by resolution MSC.239(83) and enter into force on 1 July 2009

From 1 January 2011 Material safety data sheets are to be provided prior to the loading of such cargoes and taking on fuel oil in accordance with res. MSC.286(86) and MSC/Circ.1303

SOLAS Ch. VI © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Casualty Investigation Code The Code of the International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident (Casualty Investigation Code) was adopted as Resolution MSC.255(84) in May 2008; in force from 1 January 2010 The Code requires a marine safety investigation into every marine casualty involving the total loss of the ship or a death or severe damage to the environment SOLAS Chapter XI-1 was also amended, making the Code mandatory and expanding on Regulation I/21, which more vaguely requires Administrations to conduct investigations

SOLAS Ch. XI-1 © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Definition of the term Bulk Carrier 

MSC 85 adopted res. MSC.277(85) on Clarification of the term “bulk carrier” and Guidance for application of regulations in SOLAS to ships which occasionally carry dry cargoes in bulk and are not determined as bulk carriers in accordance with regulation XII/1.1 and chapter II-1

The Guidance covers new ships, only

 The

MSC Resolution is non-mandatory, but may be made mandatory later and nevertheless governments are urged to apply the operational measures (paragraph 1.1 of the Guidance) to ships with keel laying on or after 1 January 2009 and the structural requirements (paragraph 1.2 of the Guidance) to ships with keel laying on or after 1 July 2010

SOLAS Ch. XII © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code 

MSC 85 revised the LSA Code and MSC.81(70) by res. MSC.272(85) and MSC.274(85)

The Code will effective from 1 July 2010 apply 82,5 kg as the average mass of persons for the prototype testing of lifeboats intended for cargo ships, free-fall lifeboats and rescue boats

The Code also describes extended requirement to seating arrangement for free-fall lifeboat When adopting the amendment to the LSA Code, MSC agreed that the amendments should only apply to equipment installed on new ships. However, regarding the installation of such equipment on existing ships, MSC considered that the matter is adequately addressed by the principle in SOLAS regulation III/1.4.2.

LSA Code © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Packed dangerous goods on board HSC MSC 85 adopted amendments to 2000 HSC Code regulation 7.17 by res. MSC.271(85) 

Existing provisions of paragraph 7.17 of the HSC Code do not apply to dangerous goods in accepted quantities pending the entry into force date of the relevant amendments to 7.17 of the Code (i.e. 1 January 2011)

HSC Code © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


ISM Code revised at MSC 85 The revised ISM Code, adopted by res. MSC.273(85), will from 1 July 2010 require stronger and mandatory requirements for Company to identify and assess risks and on this basis to establish appropriate plans and instructions  Company will from same date also be required to perform internal audits at least annually  The ISM Code further elaborates on the procedures upon renewal verification and situations mandating extension of expiring SMC certificates  The forms for Safety Management Certificate (SMC) and the Interim SMC are expanded by a new field for endorsements ISM Code © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code

MSC 84, in May 2008, adopted the bi-annual set of amendments to the Code (34-08), including changes to provisions for certain substances (such as changes in requirements for documentation for dangerous goods in excepted quantities), results from UN Sub-Committee on Experts relating to UN Recommendations on transport of dangerous goods and a large number of minor amendments; in force from 1 January 2010 IMDG Code © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


Enhanced Surveys for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (Res. A.744(18)) (ESP Guidelines) 

The enhanced survey requirements for bulk carriers and oil tankers have been extended also to cover bulk carriers having double-side skin construction by including a new part B in Annex A of Res. A.744(18) The new part B is primarily based on the IACS Unified Requirements UR Z10.5

The attendance at the Survey Planning meeting (para 5.6) has been modified to include an appropriate qualified representative appointed by the master or Company Applicable from 1 January 2010

Res. A.744(18) © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


MARPOL Annex I: Annex II: Annex III: Annex IV: Annex V: Annex VI:

Prevention of pollution by oil Control of pollution by noxious liquid substances Prevention of pollution by harmful substances in packaged form Prevention of pollution by sewage from ships Prevention of pollution by garbage from ships Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

Prevention of pollution during transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers at sea (STS) 

A new chapter 8 to MARPOL Annex I was adopted at MEPC 59, applicable from 1 April 2012 to all oil tankers of 150 gross tonnage and above engaged in transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers at sea (STS operations) Such tankers shall hold an STS operations plan approved by the Administration, and must notify the coastal state 48 hours in advance if operation takes place inside the economical zone

MARPOL Annex I © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem

MEPC 59 also adopted minor amendments to MARPOL Annex I Regulations 1, 12, 13, 17, and 38, Supplement to the IOPP Certificate and Oil Record Book Parts I and II


MARPOL Annex VI Air pollution – New approved sulphur limits 

MEPC 58 in October 2008 adopted the following new sulphur limits for marine oil fuels applicable from 1 July 2010: Globally

4.50% prior to 1 January 2012 3.50% from 1 January 2012 0.50% from 1 January 2020*


1.00% from 1 July 2010 0.10% from 1 January 2015

Sulphur scrubbing will still be an acceptable method for compliance and there will be no HFO ban

MARPOL Annex VI © Det Norske Veritas 

14 Septem


MARPOL Annex VI Air pollution – New NOx emission limits from MEPC 58 Ship Constructed (≥ 1 January)

Application of Requirements

1990 to 2000 Retroactive to existing engines

Engine size > 5000 kW and ≥ 90 liters

2000 ≤ x
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