This Notice provides guidance on examination, testing, servicing, maintenance, and repairs to life saving appliances including survival craft, rescue boats and launching appliances aboard Barbados flagged vessels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
This bulletin regarding amendments to the DMLC-Part II should be read in conjunction with our bulletin numbers 303 and 338.
In light of representations made to the flag administration, and the difficulties experienced by ships and their crews during the current COVID pandemic, this administration is in the process of arranging for all ship’s certificates, including officer endorsements, to be issued in electronic format.
In a change of policy, Barbados approved inspectors may no longer authorise DMLC Part II documents on our behalf and that it must be left solely to Class.
This Information Bulletin explains the position of Barbados Maritime Ship Registry (BMSR) in respect of establishing policies and procedures for mitigating maritime cyber risk.