Tag Archives: SOLAS

Tokyo and Paris launch Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation

The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) on Port State Control have launched a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation. The CIC will commence on 1 September 2017 and run for three months until 30 November 2017. The aim of the CIC is to check: compliance with … Continue Reading

“A Weight on Your Shoulders” – New Weighing Obligations Upon Shippers and Carriers From 1 July 2016

On 1 July 2016 the International Maritime Organisation’s amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (“SOLAS”) Convention Chapter VI enter into force. From this date, all packed containers must be accompanied by Verified Gross Weight documentation prepared by shippers (normally in the form of a certificate). There will be regulatory consequences for the shipper … Continue Reading

1 January 2015: MARPOL and SOLAS amendments in force

Various amendments to MARPOL and SOLAS came into force on 1 January 2015. MARPOL Annex VI: The limit for fuel sulphur oil levels has fallen to 0.10% m/m (from 1.00%) in Emission Control Areas established to limit SOx and particulate matter emissions. The emission control areas concerned are: the Baltic Sea area; the North Sea … Continue Reading

New IMO Regulation and amendment to SOLAS: corrosion protection of crude oil tanks

Following several incidents resulting from structural failure in oil tankers, the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO has made mandatory certain performance standards aimed at inhibiting corrosion in cargo oil tanks. The MSC has adopted Resolution MSC.291(87), which incorporates into SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-11, “Corrosion Protection of Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers” (the “Regulation”). … Continue Reading

Liquefaction of bulk cargoes back on the IMO’s agenda

For some parts of the world, the monsoon season is fast approaching. Such extreme weather conditions are known to cause serious problems with the carriage of certain bulk cargoes. The IMO has, therefore, recently considered issues relating to the dangers posed by the carriage of such cargoes at a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Dangerous … Continue Reading