Imo and ecdis mandating
Carriage of stability instruments mandatory for tankers Mandatory carriage requirements for a stability instrument for oil tankers and chemical tankers enter into force on January 1, under amendments to MARPOL Annex I, the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying.
Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code), the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code).
- amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/13.4, mandating additional means of escape from machinery spaces.
- new SOLAS regulation II-2/20-1, which provides additional safety measures for vehicle carriers with vehicle and ro-ro spaces intended for carriage of motor vehicles with compressed hydrogen or compressed natural gas in their tanks for their own propulsion as cargo.
By Mar Ex 2015-12-22 A number of important amendments to IMO treaties enter into force on January 1, including SOLAS amendments to require inert gas systems on board new oil and chemical tankers of 8,000 dwt and above; the latest amendment to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code; requirements for stability instruments on tankers and new testing requirements for life-jackets.
SOLAS amendments SOLAS amendments entering into force on January 1 include: - amendments to SOLAS regulations II-2/1, II-2/3, II-2/4, II-2/9.7 and II-2/16.3.3, to introduce mandatory requirements for inert gas systems on board new oil and chemical tankers of 8,000 dwt and above, and for ventilation systems on board new ships; plus related amendments to chapter 15 of the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) on inert gas systems.
E-Navigation, as per IMO definition, is the harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation and analysis of marine information on board and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation and related services for safety and security at sea and protection of the marine environment.
It has been observed and reported within last few years that there is a clear need to equip both vessels’ and ashore users responsible for the safety of shipping with modern, proven tools that are optimized for good decision making in order to make maritime navigation and communications more reliable and user friendly.
These have now been consolidated into a 16-page booklet “ECDIS – Navigational and claims issues” that is available in hard copy from the Club or as a file from the club’s website.For many owners’ fleets, this will be quite complicated since not only is there is a lot of training that still needs to be undertaken, this training needs to be type-specific.