Category: Bulletin

This bulletin documents amendments that were adopted by Member States at a meeting which took place 23-27 April 2018 at the ILO in Geneva. The amendments were approved at the International Labour Organisation’s 107th Session and will enter into force for Barbados on 26 December 2020.

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Bulletin 348: Ukraine letter to IMO of 18 June 2021

Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine ref, No. 2196/46/14-21 letter to IMO of 18 June 2021 whereby extension of validity of seafarers’ documents is authorised.

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Bulletin 347: Commissioning Survey and Testing of BWMS After Installation

Further to BMSR Bulletins 264, 272 and 272 (Update) on Ballast Water Management. The revised 2016 Guidelines (G8) in MEPC Resolution 279(70), now the BWMS Code, entered into force on 13 October 2019 and ballast water management systems installed on ships on or after 28 October 2020 shall be approved in accordance with the BWMS Code.

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Bulletin 346: Paris & Tokyo MoUs PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CICs) – Stability

The common Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Stability in General, was developed by the Paris and Tokyo MoUs and scheduled for 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed for one year. The purpose of this bulletin is to inform the industry of forthcoming CICs focused on stability.

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Bulletin 345: Port State Control – MARPOL Annex VI – Fuel Oil Sampling

In certain jurisdictions, PSC inspectors may carry portable sulphur testing kits and if the results of these tests are inconclusive or indicate potential non-compliance, additional sampling will take place for verification ashore. Questions have arisen in conjunction with these sampling tests and the purpose of this bulletin is to provide additional guidance.

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Bulletin 344: Application of MARPOL Annex II to Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs)

This bulletin sets out the amendments to the International Convention for The Prevention of Pollution from Ships in MARPOL Annex II (Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk), and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) taking effect from 1st January 2021 and the implications for existing Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs). Existing OSVs shall be modified and re-certified under the new OSV Chemical Code (OSVCC).

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