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					                                           Reference                                  Enters into
           Regulation                      Document              Ship Type              force                                                                   Summary of Regulation
                                                                                                      Adoption of amendments to the existing mandatory ship reporting system in "The Western European Particularly Sensitive Area"
SOLAS CH V/11 Ship Reporting            MSC.301(87)         All ships >500gt                12/1/2010 (WETREP) (Res. MSC.190(79))
SOLAS CH V/11 Ship Reporting            MSC.300(87)         All ships >500gt                12/1/2010 Adoption of amendments to the existing mandatory ship reporting system in the Strait of Gibraltar (GIBREP)
                                                                                                       The New Inspection Regime (NIR) of the Paris MoU on port State control will include a targeting system assigning a risk profile to each
                                                                                                       ship visiting ports in the region. It will require certain information for any ship arriving and leaving ports or anchorages in the Paris MoU
                                                                                                       region to be made available to the new PSC information database. What info has to be reported? From 1 January 2011, the following
                                                                                                       information must be transmitted for all ships arriving or leaving a port or anchorage within the Paris MoU region: - Pre-arrival
                                        Directive                                                      notification, at least 72 hours in advance for ships eligible for expanded inspection - Pre-arrival notification at least 24 hours in
PSC Reporting Obligations               2009/16/EC                                            1/1/2011 advance - Actual Time of Arrival - Actual Time of Departure


                                        Reg 648/2005, subs
                                        implem by Reg
                                        1875/2006 amended                                              European Union (EU) is introducing a mandatory advance notification requirement regarding the import, export and transit of goods.
                                        by Reg 312/2009.                                               This will be in addition to existing customs regulations. For goods being imported, cargo information in the form of an “Entry Summary
                                        Commonly referred                                              Declaration” (ENS) needs to be submitted in advance to the customs office at the first port of entry into the EU. For goods being
                                        to as “the Security                                            exported, cargo information is to be submitted in advance either in the form of a “Customs Declaration for Export, Re-export or
EU ADVANCE CARGO                        Amendment to the    All shipping sectors                       Outward Processing”, or if such a declaration does not apply, then in the form of an “Exit Summary Declaration” (EXS). The rules are
DECLARATION REGIME / Entry              Community Customs are covered but with                         most strict for containership operators loading outside Europe who must make the so-called Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) some
Summary Declaration (ENS)               Code”.              different provisions              1/1/2011 24 hours ahead of loading. For 13pp PDF go to: http://tinyurl.com/EU-Advance-cargo-Decl
Ban current current loophole that
allows the use of single-hull tankers                                                                  Congressional shipping proposal HR 3534 that has been passed by House awaiting Senate approval would close all loopholes that
to serve Louisiana Offshore Oil Port                                                                   could allow the use of single-hull tankers to trade to the LOOP up to 2015, this is expected to come in to effect from 1st January 2011.
through to 2015                         HR 3534             Single-hull tankers               1/1/2011 To keep up-to-date with the progress of this bill www.tinyurl.com/HR3534
SOLAS Ch V, Reg 18 Integrated
Navigation Systems                      MSC.252(83)         All Ships                         1/1/2011 The recommended performance standards for Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) are revised


                                                                                                       Additional provisions are required to be met for the carriage of classes 2.3, 4.3, 5.2, 8 and 9. Compliance for all new and existing ships
                                                                                                       is not required when carrying dangerous goods specified as classes 6.2 and 7 and dangerous goods in limited quantities and excepted
                                                                                                       quantities as specified for each substances in the IMDG Code. Existing fire detection, fire alarm and smoke extraction systems and
                                                                                                       separation of ro-ro spaces on ships (1 Sep 1984 keel laid < 1 July 1998) are acceptable and do not need to be upgraded to meet the
                                                                                                       Fire Systems Code as otherwise required by SOLAS II-2/19.3.3. These systems and arrangements onboard ships ( 500gt) built
SOLAS Ch II-2, Reg 19.3 Packaged                                                                       on/after 1 July 1998 comply with these provisions and ships ( 500gt) built before 1 September 1984 were not subject to dangerous
Dangerous Goods                  MSC.269(85)                All >500t                         1/1/2011 goods requirements and therefore are not subject to any certification now being applied
                                                                                                       Additional provisions are required to be met for the carriage of classes 2.3, 4.3, 5.2, 8 and 9. Compliance for all new and existing
HSC Code Packaged Dangerous                                                                            HSCs is not required when carrying classes 6.2 and 7 and dangerous goods in limited quantities and excepted quantities as specified
Goods                                   MSC.271(85)         HSC>500t                          1/1/2011 for each substances in the IMDG Code.
SOLAS Ch II-1, Reg 3-5.2
amendment                               MSC.282(86)         All Ships                         1/1/2011 Prohibit all new installations of asbestos on board ships
SOLAS Ch VI                             MSC.282(86)         All Ships                         1/1/2011 Amendments to the title of Chapter VI to read, Carriage of Cargoes “and Oil Fuels”
                                                                                                       Require Material safety data sheets (MSDS) to be provided for ships carrying oil or oil fuel, prior to the loading of such oil as cargo in
SOLAS Ch VI, Reg 5-1                    MSC.282(86)         All Ships                         1/1/2011 bulk or bunkering of oil fuel.
                                                                                                       Following the amendment made to SOLAS Ch V, Reg 19 concerning BNWAS, amendments are made to the following certificates:
                                                                                                       Record of Equipment for the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate (Form P); Record of Equipment for the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment
SOLAS Ch V - Safety of navigation       MSC 282 (86) and                                               Certificate (Form E); Record of Equipment for the Nuclear Passenger Ship Safety Certificate (Form PNUC); Record of Equipment for
(appendix – certificates)               MSC.283 (86)        All Ships                         1/1/2011 the Nuclear Cargo Ship Safety Certificate (Form CNUC).
                                                                                                       A new chapter 8 on Prevention of pollution during transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers at sea will apply to oil tankers of 150 gross
                                                                                                       tonnage and above and will require any oil tanker involved in oil cargo STS operations to carry a plan prescribing how to conduct STS
                                                                                                       operations (the STS Plan), which would be approved by its Administration. Notification to the relevant coastal State will be required not
                                                                                                       less than 48 hours in advance of the scheduled STS operations, although some relaxation to this rule is allowed in certain, very
MARPOL Annex I (amendments)             MEPC.186(59)        Oil Tankers >150gt                1/1/2011 specific, cases. The regulations are not intended to apply to bunkering operations.
                                                                                                       Relating to the on-board management of oil residue (sludge), were adopted. They clarify long-standing requirements and remove
                                                                                                       existing ambiguities in order to facilitate compliance. Definitions for oil residue (sludge), oil residue (sludge) tanks, oily bilge water and
MARPOL Annex I (amendments)             MEPC.187(59)        All Ships                         1/1/2011 oily bilge water holding tanks are introduced for the first time.
2010 Guidelines for monitoring the
worldwide average sulphur content
of fuel oils supplied for use on board                                                                 The primary objective of the Guidelines is to establish an agreed method to monitor the average sulphur content of fuel oils supplied
ships                                  MEPC.192(61)         All Ships                         1/1/2011 for use on board ships taking into account the different sulphur limits as required by regulation 14 of the revised MARPOL Annex VI.
International Maritime Solid Bulk                                                                      IMO revised the BC Code to make the Code mandatory. The IMSBC Code enters into force on a mandatory basis for all ship carrying
Cargo Code (IMSBC Code)                MSC.268(85)          All ships                         1/1/2011 solid bulk cargoes on 01/01/2011. The code could be applied on a voluntary basis from 01/01/2009.

                                                                                                       Adoption of the amendments to the Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers include references to the
SOLAS VI/7 Blu Code                     MSC.304(87)         Bulk carriers >500gt              1/1/2011 IMSBD Code and require use of the Bulk Cargo Shipping Name (BCSN), the IMSBC Code Class and UN Number, where applicable.
                                                                                                      22 February 2011 is the revised date by which a VRP must must update and submit their revised plans to include the salvage and
Vessel Response Plans and Salvage                                                                     firefighting capabilities. No vessel may conduct oil transport or transfer operations in US waters if a plan has not been submitted in
and Marine Firefighting Capability                                                                    accordance with the VRP requirements. The VRP Program is housed at http://homeport.uscg.mil and can be found by clicking on
Requirements for Tank Vessels      US 33 CFR §              Tank vessels operating                    “Environmental” and then VRP Program. The USCG also has a new website, http:evrp.uscg.mil, for checking the status of VRPs.
Operating in U.S. Waters           155.1015                 in U.S. Waters                  2/22/2011 General questions on the VRP Program should be forwarded to vrp@uscg.mil
International Convention for the
Prevention of Pollution from Ships,
1973, as modified by the Protocol of
1978 regulation 5(1)(h) of Annex V -
Wider Caribbean Region as a
Special Area                         MEPC.191(60)           All Ships                         5/1/2011 Establishment of the date on which regulation 5(1)(h) of Annex V - Wider Caribbean Region as a Special Area shall take effect.
Revised NOX Technical Code (Tier I                                                                     Diesel engines (>130 kW) installed on ships are to meet the Tier II Nox emission standard (14.4 g/kWh when rpm < 130; 44.n
Standard)                            MEPC.177(58)           All Ships                         7/1/2011 exponent(-0.23) g/kWh when between 130 and 2000 rpm; 7.7 g/kWh when over or equal 2000 rpm)
                                                            Passenger and Cargo                        Amendment to Passenger Ship Safety Certificate and cargo Ship Safety certificate to reflect Bridge navigational watch alarm system
SOLAS Appendix                          MSC.282(86)         Ships                             7/1/2011 (BNWAS)


                                                                                     01/08/2011
                                                                                     (unless, prior to
                                                                                     01/02/2011, not
                                                                                     less than 1/3 of the
                                                                                     Parties or Parties
                                                                                     the combined
                                                                                     merchant fleets of
                                                                                     which constitute
                                                                                     not less than 50%
                                                                                     of the gt of the
                                                                                     world's merchant
                                                                                     fleet, have            MARPOL Annex I on Special requirements for the use or carriage of oils in the Antarctic area. Addition of a new chapter 9 with a new
International Convention for the                                                     communicated their     regulation 43, which would prohibit the carriage in bulk as cargo, or carriage and use as fuel, of: crude oils having a density at 15°C
Prevention of Pollution from Ships,                                                  objections to the      higher than 900 kg/m3; oils, other than crude oils, having a density at 15°C higher than 900 kg/m3 or a kinematic viscosity at 50°C
1973                                    MEPC.189(60)        All Ships                Organization)          higher than 180 mm2/s; or bitumen, tar and their emulsions.
                                                                                          01/08/2011
                                                                                          (unless, prior to
                                                                                          01/02/2011, not
                                                                                          less than 1/3 of the
                                                                                          Parties or Parties
                                                                                          the combined
                                                                                          merchant fleets of
                                                                                          which constitute
                                                                                          not less than 50%
International Convention for the
                                                                                          of the gt of the
Prevention of Pollution from Ships,                                                       world's merchant
1973, as modified by the 1997                                                             fleet, have
Protocol, Annex VI entitled                                                               communicated their
Regulations for the Prevention of Air                                                     objections to the    New appendix VII is added detailing the 'North American Emission Control Area' that comprises of the sea area located 200 nautical
Pollution from Ships                  MEPC.190(60)               All Ships > 400 gt       Organization)        miles from the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts except where this impacts on the territorial waters of other States.
International Convention for the                                                          2nd annual       Recommends that ships subject to regulation B-3.3 constructed in 2009 should not be required to comply with regulation D-2 until their
Control and Management of Ships'                                 Ships subject to         survey, but no   second annual survey, but no later than 31 December 2011, if type-approved technology is not immediately available to achieve the D-
Ballast Water and Sediments 2004                                 regulation B-3.3         later than       2 standard set forth in the BWM Convention. (Note: MEPC 59 concluded that there are sufficient type-approved ballast water
("BWM Convention")                       MEPC.188(60)            constructed in 2009      31/12/2011       treatment technologies available for ships subject to regulation B-3.3 constructed in 2010)
SOLAS CH V - International LRIT
Data Exchange                            MSC.297(87)             All Ships >500gt              12/31/2011 Establishment of the International LRIT Data Exchange by EMSA, in Lisbon, Portugal


                                         Amdmts to the Int'l
                                         Convention on
                                         Standards of
                                         Training,
                                         Certification and
                                         Watchkeeping for
                                         Seafarers (STCW
Manila amendments to the STCW            Convention), and its                                             First updates to the STCW Convention and Code since 1995. Note/. For seafarers who started their seagoing service before 1 July
Convention and Code                      associated Code         All Ships                       1/1/2012 2013, the existing arrangements will apply until 1 January 2017. For more information go to: http://tinyurl.com/stcw2010-summary
MARPOL Annex VI - Ch 3 Reg 14                                    All Ships                       1/1/2012 Reduction in sulphur limit to 3.5% globally for bunker fuels
                                                                                                          Goal Based Standards for Shipbuilding. Guidelines for Verification (non-mandatory). Guidelines for Information to be included in a ship
                                                                 Oil tankers and bulk                     construction file (non mandatory) This will apply to ships: 1. building contract on or after 1 january 2015; or 2. keel lay on or after 1
SOLAS Amm (Reg.II-1/3-10)                MSC.87                  carriers >150m                  1/1/2012 january 2016; or 3. delivery on or after 1 january 2019
                                                                 Cargo >500t                              A procedure for establishing capabilities to tow the ship from the fore and aft locations is to be provided on board. This procedure is to
SOLAS Ch II Reg 1/3-4 Emergency                                  constructed before                       be carried onboard for use in emergency situations and shall be based on existing arrangements and equipment available on board
Towing Procedures                        MSC.256(84)             01/01/2010                      1/1/2012 the ship taking into account MSC.1/Circ.1255.

SOLAS CH II-2/4 Portable Gas                                                                              Oil tankers are to be fitted with equipment which is also capable of measuring oxygen concentrations in addition to the current
Detection                                MSC.291(87)             Oil tankers                     1/1/2012 requirement for at least one portable instrument to be capable of measuring flammable vapor concentrations onboard
                                                                                                          Oil tankers are to be provided with a fixed hydrocarbon gas detection system. Previously, oil tankers only had to be capable of
                                                                                                          measuring hydrocarbon gas concentrations using portable equipment. Oil tankers provided with constant operative inerting systems for
SOLAS CH II-2/4 Fixed Gas                                                                                 such spaces need not be equipped with fixed hydrocarbon gas detection equipment that complies with the Fire Safety Systems Code,
Detection                                MSC.291(87)             Oil tankers >20kdwt             1/1/2012 as revised by resolution MSC.292(87).
                                                                 All Ships >500t and
SOLAS III LSA Code Revisions             MSC.293(87)             Passenger >12                   1/1/2012 The average mass of a person, when determining the carrying capacity of survival craft is increased from 75kg to 82.5kg.
                                                                 All Ships >500t and                      A mass of 82.5 kg is to be used in lieu of 75 kg per person for the prototype testing of appliances and for the 110% overload test of the
SOLAS CH III LSA Testing Revisions MSC.295(87)                   Passenger >12                   1/1/2012 liferaft or rescue boat assembly.
SOLAS CH VII IMDG Code                                           All Ships >500t and
Revisions                          MSC.294(87)                   Passenger >12                   1/1/2012 Amendments to the IMDG Code: Numerous changes to the characteristics of the different classes of dangerous goods.
CARB Regulated California Waters California Air                  All ships using marine
Regs, mandating the use of DMA or Resources Board                fuel within California                   Reduction in sulphur limit in MDO (ISO 8217, DMB Grade) and MGO (ISO 8217, DMA Grade) to 0.1% within 24 nautical miles of the
DMB grade fuels                   (CARB) Phase II                Waters                          1/1/2012 California baseline
                                                                                                          The Directive, which member states must implement by the end of 2011, will require ships to carry on board certificates proving the
                                                                                                          existence of P&I insurance. Clubs are working towards an acceptance by states that a Certificate of Entry will be sufficient and that no
EU Insurance Directive                   2009/20/EC              All Ships                       1/1/2012 special European Certificate will be required.
                                         New York State Clean
                                         Water Act Section 401
                                         Certification for
                                                                 All vessels covered
                                         Commercial Vessel and   under EPA Vessel                         The EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP), which entered force 06/02/2009, was amended on release by the New York State Clean
                                         Large Recreational      General Permit (VGP)                     Water Act. This required each vessel covered under the VGP that operates in New York waters to have a ballast water treatment
                                         Vessel General Permit   that operate in New                      system that meets the standards given in this regulation. This applies to vessels that filed an extension to the DEC before 30/06/2010
New York State Clean Water Act           (NYS Certification)     York waters                     1/1/2012 that indicated when the vessel would come into compliance with this deadline.
                                                                                                          Implementation date for all passenger ships constructed before 01/07/2011 shall be fitted with BNWAS not later than the first survey
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, Para 2.2              MSC.282(86)             All passenger ships             7/1/2012 on or after 01/07/2012
                                                                                                          Implementation date for Cargo ships ≥ 3,000 gt constructed before 01/07/2011 shall be fitted with BNWAS not later than the first
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, Para 2.2              MSC.282(86)             Cargo ships ≥ 3,000 gt          7/1/2012 survey on or after 01/07/2012
                                                                                                          Expected date to designate specific portions of the coastal waters of the United States and Canada as an Emission Control Area
MARPOL Annex VI - Additional ECA View to adoption at                                                      (ECA). The ECA would be for the control of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and particulate matter, under
area - USA and Canada            MEPC 60                         All Ships                       7/1/2012 the revised MARPOL Annex VI Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships.
Revision of US limits of liability for                                                                    OPA '90 limits of liability to be adjusted to reflect significant increases in the CPI in order to preserve the “polluter pays” principle
vessels and deepwater ports / OPA        Oil Pollution Act of                                             embodied by OPA '90. According to the Interim Rule, any cumulative increase in the CPI of 3% or greater over a 3 year period will be
„90                                      1990 (OPA „90)          All Ships                       7/1/2012 considered “significant” and will trigger new adjustments to the OPA '90 limits.
                                                                 Cargo ships ≥ 500gt                      Implementation date for Cargo ships ≥ 500gt and < 3,000gt constructed before 01/07/2011 shall be fitted with BNWAS not later than
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, Para 2.2              MSC.282(86)             and < 3,000gt                   7/1/2013 the first survey on or after 01/07/2013
                                                                                                          The text of MARPOL Annex III, as adopted by resolution MEPC.156(55), is replaced with Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by
Amendments to MARPOL Annex III           MEPC.193(61)            All Ships                       1/1/2014 Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form
Revised IGC Code                                                 Gas Carriers                    7/1/2014 Earliest possible entry in to force date for the revised IGC Code.
                                                                 Passenger ships ≥ 500                    Implementation date for passenger ships ≥ 500 gt constructed before 01/07/2012 engaged on international voyages shall be fitted with
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10             MSC.282(86)             gt                              7/1/2014 ECDIS not later than the first survey on or after 01/07/2014
                                                                 Cargo ships ≥ 150 gt                     Implementation date for Cargo ships ≥ 150 gt but < 500 gt constructed before 01/07/2011 shall be fitted with BNWAS not later than the
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, Para 2.2              MSC.282(86)             but < 500 gt                    7/1/2014 first survey on or after 01/07/2014
                                                                                                          In addition to the general requirements set out in the General requirements for shipborne radio equipment performing part of the
                                                                                                          GMDSS and for electronic navigational aids (resolution A.694(17), as amended) and the presentation requirements set out in the
SOLAS CH V Adoption of                   MSC.302(87),                                                     Performance standards for the presentation of navigation-related information on shipborne navigational displays (resolution
performance standards for bridge         MSC.191(79),                                                     MSC.191(79)), central alert management (CAM) systems should meet the requirements of these performance standards and IMO
alert management                         A.694(17)               All Ships >500gt                7/1/2014 guidelines on ergonomic principles.
                                                                                                          Reduction in sulphur limit to 0.1% in Emission control Areas (ECA's) (currently the baltic, North Sea and from 01/08/2011 will also
MARPOL Annex VI - Reduction in                                                                            include the 'North American Emission Control Area' that comprises of the sea area located off the Pacific coasts of the United States
Sulphur limits in fuel oils for ECAs                             All Ships                       1/1/2015 and Canada (MEPC.190(60) Refers)
                                                                                                          Implementation date for tankers ≥ 3,000gt constructed before 01/07/2012 engaged on international voyages shall be fitted with ECDIS
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10             MSC.282(86)             Tankers ≥ 3,000gt               7/1/2015 not later than the first survey on or after 01/07/2015
Revision of US limits of liability for                                                                    OPA '90 limits of liability to be adjusted to reflect significant increases in the CPI in order to preserve the “polluter pays” principle
vessels and deepwater ports / OPA        Oil Pollution Act of                                             embodied by OPA '90. According to the Interim Rule, any cumulative increase in the CPI of 3% or greater over a 3 year period will be
„90                                      1990 (OPA „90)          All Ships                       7/1/2015 considered “significant” and will trigger new adjustments to the OPA '90 limits.
                                                                 Cargo ships, other
                                                                 than tankers, ≥ 50,000                   Implementation date for ships constructed before 1 July 2013 engaged on international voyages shall be fitted with ECDIS not later
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10             MSC.282(86)             gt                              7/1/2016 than the first survey on or after 1 July 2016

                                                                 Cargo ships, other
                                                                 than tankers, ≥ 20,000                   Implementation date for cargo ships, other than tankers, ≥ 20,000 gt but < 50,000 gt constructed before 01/07/2013 engaged on
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10             MSC.282(86)             gt but < 50,000 gt              7/1/2017 international voyages shall be fitted with ECDIS not later than the first survey on or after 01/07/2017
                                                                Cargo ships, other
                                                                than tankers, ≥ 10,000                   Implementation date for Cargo ships, other than tankers, ≥ 10,000 gt but < 20,000 gt constructed before 01/07/2013 engaged on
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10             MSC.282(86)            gt but < 20,000 gt              7/1/2018 international voyages shall be fitted with ECDIS not later than the first survey on or after 01/07/2018
Revision of US limits of liability for                                                                   OPA '90 limits of liability to be adjusted to reflect significant increases in the CPI in order to preserve the “polluter pays” principle
vessels and deepwater ports / OPA        Oil Pollution Act of                                            embodied by OPA '90. According to the Interim Rule, any cumulative increase in the CPI of 3% or greater over a 3 year period will be
„90                                      1990 (OPA „90)         All Ships                       7/1/2018 considered “significant” and will trigger new adjustments to the OPA '90 limits.
                                                                                                         Reduction in sulphur limit to 0.5% globally for bunker fuels. This date will be reviewed and confirmed in 2018 after verifying that there
MARPOL Annex VI - Ch 3 Reg 14                                   All Ships                       1/1/2020 are sufficient global supplies of ultra low sulphur fuel.
HYDROCHLOROFLUOROCARBON                  MARPOL Annex VI,
(HCFC) REFRIGERANTS, MARPOL              Regulation 12 /
Annex VI                                 MEPC.176(58)           All Ships                       1/1/2020 This regulation allows for the use of HCFC in new installations onboard ships until 1st January 2020.
International Convention for the
Control and Management of Ships'                                Ships conducting
Ballast Water and Sediments 2004                                BWM in accordance        On entry into
("BWM Convention")                       MEPC.188(60)           with Regulation D-2      force            The BWM Convention will require ships to install ballast water management systems, which meet the D-2 standard stipulated therein.

     Corrected up to MSC.306(87) and MEPC.195(61)
                                        Reference
           Regulation                   Document          Ship Type          Keel Laid                                                            Summary of Regulation

                                                                                           Resolution A.1005(25) requests the MEPC Committee to keep this resolution under review and, in particular, to review the issue of a ship
                                                                                           subject to regulation B-3.3 constructed in 2010 and the immediate availability of type-approved technology for such a ship to meet the D-
International Convention for the                                                           2 standard. (Note 1: MEPC 59 concluded that there are sufficient type-approved ballast water treatment technologies available for ships
Control and Management of Ships'                       Ships subject to                    subject to regulation B-3.3 constructed in 2010) (Note 2: While the requirements of regulation B-3.3 cannot be enforced before the entry
Ballast Water and Sediments 2004                       regulation B-3.3                    into force of the BWM Convention, it should be clearly understood that the ballast water management systems installed on ships
("BWM Convention")               MEPC.188(60)          constructed in 2010            2010 constructed in 2010 will have to meet these requirements once the BWM Convention enters into force)
                                                                                           Means of embarkation and disembarkation (accommodation ladders and gangways) must be designed and constructed to comply with
                                                                                           standards currently being developed by IMO. Embarkation and disembarkation installations are subject to annual surveys to confirm the
SOLAS Ch II-1, Reg 3-9 Means of                                                            proper operation of the ladder, gangway and winch, as appropriate. Installations are subject to load tests carried out at 5-year intervals
Embarkation & Disembarkation     MSC.256(84)           All ships >500t            1/1/2010 using the maximum operational load.
SOLAS Ch II-2, Reg 20.6 Drainage                                                           Drainage openings from closed vehicle spaces, ro-ro spaces, or special category spaces that are protected by fixed pressure water-
System Protection                MSC.256(84)           Cargo >500t                1/1/2010 spraying systems are to be fitted with a non-operational means to prevent blockage.
SOLAS Ch III, Reg 6 Search and                                                             At least one search and rescue locating device (MSC.247(83)/A.802(19) as amended) is to be carried on each side of new craft which
Rescue                           MSC.256(84)           All ships >500t            1/1/2010 supersedes the radar transponder (A.697(17)) which remains acceptable on existing craft.
                                                                                           At least one search and rescue locating device (MSC.247(83)/A.802(19) as amended) is to be carried on each side of new craft which
SOLAS Ch III, Reg 6 Search and                                                             supersedes the radar transponder (A.697(17)) which remains acceptable on existing craft. Liferafts are to be fitted with a search and
Rescue                               MSC.256(84)       RoRo >12 Pass              1/1/2010 rescue locating device in the ratio of one search and rescue locating device for every four liferafts.
                                                                                           At least one search and rescue locating device (MSC.247(83)/A.802(19) as amended) is to be carried on each side of new craft which
SOLAS Ch X 1994 HSC Code             MSC.259(84)       HSC                        1/1/2010 supersedes the radar transponder (A.697(17)) which remains acceptable on existing craft.
                                                                                           At least one search and rescue locating device (MSC.247(83)/A.802(19) as amended) is to be carried on each side of new craft which
SOLAS Ch X 1994 HSC Code             MSC.260(84)       HSC                        1/1/2010 supersedes the radar transponder (A.697(17)) which remains acceptable on existing craft.
                                                                                           Fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems are to be capable of remotely and individually identifying each detector and manually
                                     MSC.217(82) Annex                                     operated call point. Any section of fire detectors and manually operated call points shall not be situated in more than one main vertical
FSS Code                             2                 Pass >12                   1/1/2010 zone
                                                                                           Increased fire protection for atriums and cooking equipment fitted on open decks. Fire detection systems shall be capable of remotely
SOLAS Ch II-2 Fire Protection        MSC.217(82) Annex                                     identifying each individual detector and manual call point. Detectors fitted in cabins shall, when activated, emit an audible alarm within
Enhancements                         3                 Pass >12                   1/1/2010 the space where they are located
SOLAS Ch II-2 Fire Protection        MSC.217(82) Annex
Enhancements                         3                 Pass >36                   1/1/2010 Increased fire protection and remote operation is required for laundry space ventialtion systems

MARPOL Annex I Oil Outflow           MEPC.146(54)                                          Revised explanatory notes describe the assumptions and philosophy underlying this simplified approach for assessing oil outflow, provide
Revised Explanatory Notes            MEPC.122(52)      Oil 5000t                  1/1/2010 background on the development of the performance index, and contain examples demonstrating application of new regulation 23.
                                                                                           Ships are to comply with the relevant mandatory portions of the Intact Stability Code. Additionally, passenger ships are to meet criteria
                                                                                           which take into account the overturning moment due to passenger crowding. As an alternative to the traditional GZ magnitude and range
                                                                                           criteria, the combined effects of beam wind and rolling as contained in Part A‟s “weather criteria” is acceptable for container ships.
                                                                                           Further, alternative criteria is provided for special purpose ships, and for offshore supply vessels having characteristics which render
Intact Stability Code                MSC.267(85)       All ships >24m             7/1/2010 compliance with the impracticable.
SOLAS Ch I, Reg 1/5 - Intact
Stability Code                       MSC.269(85)       All ships >24m             7/1/2010 Revisions to SOLAS mandate compliance with Part A of the Intact Stability Code.
ICLL Reg.1 - Intact Stability Code   MSC.270(85)       All ships >24m             7/1/2010 Revisions to ICLL mandate compliance with Part A of the Intact Stability Code.

                                                                                           Ducts are to be constructed of steel or equivalent material (as opposed to a non-combustible material). Short ducts ( 2m) need not
                                                                                           comply provided the ducts are used at the end of the ventilation device; not situated < 600 mm from an opening in an "A" or "B" class
                                                                                           division or "B" class ceiling; not more than 0.2m2 sectional area; and made of heat resisting non-combustible material (internally and
                                                                                           externally faced with low flame-spread membranes having a calorific value 45 MJ/m2 of their surface area for the thickness used.
                                                                                           exhaust ducts from galley ranges that pass through accommodation spaces or spaces containing combustible materials will now be
                                                                                           required to have a fire damper in the upper end of the duct, in addition to the lower end. Exhaust ducts from galley ranges that pass
SOLAS II-2, Reg 9 Ventialtion                                                              through accommodation spaces or spaces containing combustible materials will now be required to have a fire damper in the upper end
Ducts                                MSC.269(85)       All ships >500t            7/1/2010 of the duct, in addition to the lower end
                                                                                           Recommendations clarify how ships intending to carry dry cargo in bulk should be certified under SOLAS by discerning between ships
SOLAS Guidance for Ships                                                                   which are intended to primarily carry, versus those which occasionally carry dry cargo in bulk. Ships which primarily intend to carry dry
Carrying Dry Cargo in Bulk           MSC. 277(85)      Bulk >500t                 7/1/2010 cargo in bulk are to be considered as bulk carriers, regardless of their configuration


                                                                                           Recommendations clarify how ships intending to carry dry cargo in bulk should be certified under SOLAS by discerning between ships
                                                                                           which are intended to primarily carry, versus those which occasionally carry dry cargo in bulk. Ships which occasionally carry dry cargo in
                                                                                           bulk are recommended to comply with certain bulk carrier requirements based on their 1966 ICLL length. If less than 100m in length, the
                                                                                           ship should be assigned a straight Type B freeboard and be fitted with a loading instrument and water ingress pumps and alarms. If
                                                                                           100m or more in length, in addition to the above the ship should be of double side skin (DSS) construction having structural continuity
SOLAS Guidance for Ships                                                                   and an increased buckling safety factor in accordance with SOLAS XII and assigned a Grab Notation by the class society. The DSS
Carrying Dry Cargo in Bulk           MSC.277(85)       Cargo >500t                7/1/2010 space is not be used for cargo and is to be protected by a coating complying with resolution MSC.215(82).

                                                                                           Passenger ships having a length of 120m or more or having three or more main vertical zones are to be provided with: (1) A Safe return
                                                                                           to port capability under its own propulsion after a fire casualty that does not exceed the space of fire‟s origin up to the nearest “A” class
                                                                                           boundaries, except if the space of origin is not protected by a fixed fire extinguishing system adjacent spaces up to the nearest “A” class
                                                                                           boundaries, in which case adjacent spaces, up to the nearest “A” class boundaries, are also considered as part of the space of origin. (2)
                                                                                           A safe area, outside of the space assumed flooded or the main vertical zone where the fire is assumed to have occurred, is to be
                                                                                           designated to ensure that passengers and crew are provided with basic services. (3) A safety center to manage emergency situations
                                                                                           and essential systems is to be designated. (3) The fire main, internal communications (in support of fire-fighting as required for
SOLAS Ch II-2 Fire Casualty          MSC.216(82) Annex                                     passenger and crew notification and evacuation), external communications, bil e systems for removal of fire-fighting water, lighting along
Performance Standards                3                 Pass >12                   7/1/2010 escape routes, at
                                                                                           Supplementary lighting shall be provided in all cabins to clearly indicate the exit. The lighting is to be powered from an emergency source
SOLAS Ch II-1 Supplementary          MSC.216(82) Annex                                     of power or have self-contained source of electrical power in each cabin. Lighting shall automatically illuminate when power to cabin
Lighting                             2                 Pass >12                   7/1/2010 lighting is lost and remain illuminated for at least 30 minutes
                                                                                           Additional and enhanced performance requirements for life-saving applicances, including lifejacket criteria for infants and children,
SOLAS Ch III LSA Code                MSC.207(81)       All Ships Pass >12         7/1/2010 performance requirements for inflatable lifejackets and for lifejacket lights.
                                                                                           Chapter 5 of the Fire Safety Systems Code on “Fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems” is revised to refer to ISO standards for gas
                                                                                           cylinders, to require that audible alarms are unique for the event and can be heard throughout the protected space, and provides
SOLAS Ch II-2 FSS Code               MSC.206(81)       All Ships Pass >12         7/1/2010 installation and testing requirements for low pressure CO2 systems.
                                                                                           Ships having an aggregate FO capacity of 600 m3 and greater are required to "protectively locate" each bunker tank (which excludes
MARPOL Annex I, Reg 12A Bunker                                                             tanks that do not normally carry fuel oil such as overflow tanks) having a capacity greater than 30m3 in accordance with the
Tank Protection                MEPC.141(54)            All Ships                  8/1/2010 requirements of 12A.
                                                                                           Additional provisions are required to be met for the carriage of classes 2.3, 4.3, 5.2, 8 and 9. Compliance for all new and existing ships is
SOLAS Ch II-2, Reg 19.3                                                                    not required when carrying dangerous goods specified as classes 6.2 and 7 and dangerous goods in limited quantities and excepted
Packaged Dangerous Goods             MSC.269(85)       All >500t                  1/1/2011 quantities as specified for each substance in the IMDG Code.
SOLAS Ch II-1, Reg 3-5.2
amendment                            MSC.282(86)       All Ships                  1/1/2011 Prohibit all new installations of asbestos on board ships
                                                       Cargo ships ≥ 150gt
                                                       and all passenger
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, Para 2.2          MSC.282(86)       ships                    01/07/2011 A bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) is to be fitted
                                                                                           Oil tankers are to be provided with a fixed hydrocarbon gas detection system. Previously, oil tankers only had to be capable of measuring
                                                                                           hydrocarbon gas concentrations using portable equipment. Oil tankers provided with constant operative inerting systems for such spaces
SOLAS CH II-2/4 Fixed Gas                                                                  need not be equipped with fixed hydrocarbon gas detection equipment that complies with the Fire Safety Systems Code, as revised by
Detection                            MSC.291(87)       Oil tankers >20kdwt        1/1/2012 resolution MSC.292(87).
                                                                                           The specifications for sample extraction smoke detection systems (smoke accumulators, sampling pipes, three-way valves and a control
                                                                                           panel) are revised and made applicable. A formula for maximum allowable interval between scans for systems operating with sequential
                                                                                           scanning is now provided, with an overall maximum interval to not exceed 120 seconds. The system is to allow for a means to manually
                                                                                           acknowledge all alarm and fault signals shall be provided at the control panel, the audible alarm sounders on the control panel and
                                                                                           indicating units may be manually silenced, and the control panel shall clearly distinguish between normal, alarm, acknowledged alarm,
SOLAS CH II-2 FSS Code                                 All Ships >500gt                    fault and silenced conditions. Further amendments include a minimum 12 mm internal diameter for sampling pipes, and testing
Revisions (Smoke Extraction)         MSC.292(87)       and passenger>12           1/1/2012 standards for the control panel.
SOLAS Ch II-1, Reg 3-2 Coating   MSC.215(82)                                               Double side skin spaces on bulk carriers are to be coated in accordance with the approved Coating Performance Standard as per
Standard                         MSC.216(82)      Bulk >150m                      7/1/2012 MSC.215(82).
SOLAS Ch II-1, Reg 3-2 Coating   MSC.215(82)
Standard                         MSC.216(82)      All Ships                       7/1/2012 Dedicated seawater ballast tanks are to be coated in accordance with the approved Coating Performance Standard as per MSC.215(82).
Revised MARPOL Annex VI, Reg                                                               Desiel engines (>130 kW) installed on ships are to meet the Tier I Nox emission standard (17.0 g/kWh when rpm < 130; 45n(-0.2) g/kWh
13 Nox Emissions                 MEPC.176(58)     All Ships                       7/1/2012 when 130 n < 2000 rpm; 9.8 g/kWh rpm 2000)
                                                  Passenger ships ≥                        Requirements to fit ECDIS on new build ships (that will be engaged on international voyages) based on their construction date (on or
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10     MSC.282(86)      500 gt                        01/07/2012 after).
                                                                                           Requirements to fit ECDIS on new build ships (that will be engaged on international voyages) based on their construction date (on or
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10     MSC.282(86)      Tankers ≥ 3,000 gt            01/07/2012 after).

SOLAS IV/7 Revised performance                    All ships >300gt
standards for Enhanced Group Call                 with GMDSS and                           ECG quipment should conforms to performance standards and be type-approved by Inmarsat. Should comply with the environmental
(EGC) Equipment                   MSC.306(87)     EGC equipment                 01/07/2012 conditions and electromagnetic compatibility requirements specified in IEC 60945.


                                                                                           Contracted on or after 01/07/2013: The under deck and the bottom of cargo oil tanks on crude oil tankers and crude oil/product carriers
                                                                                           to be protected against corrosion. The means of protection are to provided by applying protective coatings which have been verified to
                                                                                           comply with the new IMO Cargo Oil Tank Corrosion Prevention Standard (COTCPS) as adopted by resolution MSC.290(87). An
                                                                                           alternative means of corrosion protection that complies with the standards contained in the new adopted resolution MSC.289(87) or
SOLAS II-1 Cargo Oil Tank                                                                  using corrosion resistance material to maintain required structural integrity for 25 years in accordance with the Performance standard for
Corrosion Protection             MSC.291(87)      Crude >5kdwt                  01/01/2013 alternative means of corrosion protection as contained in the new adopted resolution MSC.289(87) may be used
                                                                                           Contracted on or after 01/07/2013. This resolution contains the mandatory standard for the surface preparation of, and application of,
                                                                                           protective coatings for cargo tanks on crude oil tankers and crude/product carriers. The effectiveness of the protective coating system
SOLAS CH II-1 Cargo Oil Tank                                                               has a 15 year target life provided the system remains in “GOOD” condition. Procedures for approval and qualifications for coating
Coating Performance Standards    MSC.288(87)      Crude >5kdwt                  01/07/2013 inspectors is also included.
SOLAS CH II-1 Cargo Oil Tank                                                               For ships contracted on or after 01/07/2013. This resolution contains a performance standards for a corrosion protection system that
Coating Alternatives             MSC.289(87)      Crude >5kdwt                  01/07/2013 does not a utilize a protective coating applied according to MSC.288(87).
                                                  Cargo ships, other
                                                  than tankers ≥                           Requirements to fit ECDIS on new build ships (that will be engaged on international voyages) based on their construction date (on or
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10     MSC.282(86)      10,000 gt                     01/07/2013 after).
                                                  Cargo ships, other
                                                  than tankers ≥
                                                  3,000 gt but                             Requirements to fit ECDIS on new build ships (that will be engaged on international voyages) based on their construction date (on or
SOLAS CH V Reg 19, para 2.10     MSC.282(86)      <10,000 gt                    01/07/2014 after).
                                                                                           Goal Based Standards for Shipbuilding. Guidelines for Verification (non-mandatory). Guidelines for Information to be included in a ship
                                                  Oil tankers and bulk                     construction file (non mandatory) This will apply to ships: 1. building contract on or after 1 january 2015; or 2. keel lay on or after 1
SOLAS Amm (Reg.II-1/3-10)        MSC.87           carriers >150m                  1/1/2015 january 2016; or 3. delivery on or after 1 january 2019

                                                                                           Goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers. This would require new ships to be designed and constructed for
                                                                                           a specified design life of not less than 25 years and to be safe and environmentally friendly, in intact and specified damage conditions,
                                 MSC.287(87)      Bulk carriers & oil                      throughout their life. The ship should have adequate strength, integrity and stability to minimize the risk of loss of the ship or pollution to
SOLAS Ch II-1, Reg 3-10          MSC.290(87)      tankers >150 m                  1/1/2016 the marine environment due to structural failure, including collapse, resulting in flooding or loss of watertight integrity.
                                                                                            The under deck and the bottom of cargo oil tanks on crude oil tankers and crude oil/product carriers to be protected against corrosion.
                                                                                            The means of protection are to provided by applying protective coatings which have been verified to comply with the new IMO Cargo Oil
                                                                                            Tank Corrosion Prevention Standard (COTCPS) as adopted by resolution MSC.290(87). An alternative means of corrosion protection that
                                                                                            complies with the standards contained in the new adopted resolution MSC.289(87) or using corrosion resistance material to maintain
SOLAS II-1 Cargo Oil Tank                                                Delivered on or    required structural integrity for 25 years in accordance with the Performance standard for alternative means of corrosion protection as
Corrosion Protection             MSC.291(87)      Crude >5000            after 01/01/2016   contained in the new adopted resolution MSC.289(87) may be used

Revised NOX Technical Code (Tier                                                           Desiel engines (>130 kW) installed on ships operating within an Emission Control Area are to meet the Tier I Nox emission standard (3.4
II Standard)                     MEPC.177(58)     All Ships >24m                  7/1/2016 g/kWh when rpm < 130; 9n(-0.2) g/kWh when 130 n < 2000 rpm; 2.0 g/kWh rpm 2000) unless total propulsion power < 750kW.


                                                                                           For ships contracted on or after 01/07/2016. Goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers. This would require
                                                                                           new ships to be designed and constructed for a specified design life of not less than 25 years and to be safe and environmentally
                                                                                           friendly, in intact and specified damage conditions, throughout their life. The ship should have adequate strength, integrity and stability to
                                                  Bulk Carriers                            minimize the risk of loss of the ship or pollution to the marine environment due to structural failure, including collapse, resulting in
                                 MSC.290(87),     >150gt, Oil tankers                      flooding or loss of watertight integrity. Single Side Skin bulk carriers (excluding ore carriers and combination carriers) are to be designed
SOLAS CH II-1 GBS Compliance     MSC.287(87)      >150gt                          7/1/2016 and built to class society‟s rules that have been verified by the IMO to meet the new GBS standards
                                                                                           Goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers. This would require new ships to be designed and constructed for
                                                                                           a specified design life of not less than 25 years and to be safe and environmentally friendly, in intact and specified damage conditions,
                                                                                           throughout their life. The ship should have adequate strength, integrity and stability to minimize the risk of loss of the ship or pollution to
                                                  Bulk Carriers                            the marine environment due to structural failure, including collapse, resulting in flooding or loss of watertight integrity. Single Side Skin
                                 MSC.290(87),     >150gt, Oil tankers                      bulk carriers (excluding ore carriers and combination carriers) are to be designed and built to class society‟s rules that have been verified
SOLAS CH II-1 GBS Compliance     MSC.287(87)      >150gt                          7/1/2017 by the IMO to meet the new GBS standards


                                                                                           For ships delivered on or after 01/07/2020. Goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers. This would require
                                                                                           new ships to be designed and constructed for a specified design life of not less than 25 years and to be safe and environmentally
                                                                                           friendly, in intact and specified damage conditions, throughout their life. The ship should have adequate strength, integrity and stability to
                                                  Bulk Carriers                            minimize the risk of loss of the ship or pollution to the marine environment due to structural failure, including collapse, resulting in
                                 MSC.290(87),     >150gt, Oil tankers                      flooding or loss of watertight integrity. Single Side Skin bulk carriers (excluding ore carriers and combination carriers) are to be designed
SOLAS CH II-1 GBS Compliance     MSC.287(87)      >150gt                          7/1/2020 and built to class society‟s rules that have been verified by the IMO to meet the new GBS standards


   Corrected up to MSC.306(87) and MEPC.195(61)
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