The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Regulations”

USCG releases new 46 CFR Subchapter M Final Rule: Inspection of Towing Vessels

Charles Hays | Tue, Aug 02, 2016, 02:08 PM EDT

  On June 20, 2016 the U.S. Coast Guard published in the Federal Register new towing vessel regulations that establish new requirements for the design, construction, on-board equipment, and operation of U.S. towing vessels.  The regulations were considered and developed by the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) with special input from the commercial...

Industry News, Regulations, USCG

International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code, 2016 Edition) now available

Charles Hays | Fri, Jun 03, 2016, 03:06 PM EDT

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has now published the International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code, 2016 edition) and is now available for purchase.    What's it for? The purpose of the IGC Code is to provide an international standard...

Cargoes, Maritime Safety, Regulations

U.S. carriage requirements for nautical charts & publications on board ships

Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 08, 2016, 12:02 PM EST

Who does §33 CFR 164 apply to for Federal carriage requirements of nautical charts and publications? U.S. vessels meeting the applicability parameters in §33 CFR 164.01 are required to comply with federal carriage requirements for nautical charts and publications as found in §33 CFR 164.33 and §33 CFR 164.72. §33 CFR 164.01 applicability parameters are:  ...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Nautical Charts, Regulations, USCG

What Shippers Need To Know About The SOLAS Gross Mass Weight Verification Requirement For Containers

Charles Hays | Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 07:11 PM EST

The Maritime Safety Committee at its ninety-fourth session (MSC 94, November 2014) approved for adoption the draft amendments to SOLAS chapter VI to now require mandatory verification of gross mass weight of containers before loading onto vessels for transport. The Maritime Safety Committee also approved draft guidelines which are intended to provide a common approach...

Containers, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Regulations

New Ships' Routeing 2015 edition published by IMO

Charles Hays | Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) published Ships' Routeing 2015 edition and is now available. Ships' Routeing 2015 edition renders obsolete its previous 2013 edition.     What's it for? Ships' Routeing establishes an international and mandatory systematic way for ships to follow predetermined routes to avoid hazards to navigation at sea.  Navigation hazards include...

Maritime Safety, Navigation, Regulations

IMO Publication Carriage Requirements On Board Vessels

Charles Hays | Wed, Mar 04, 2015, 12:03 PM EST

  Current International Maritime Organization (IMO) publication carriage requirements were approved by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC,) held from May 10 to 19, 2006 and the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC,) held from July 18 to 22, 2005, (See MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2) and are detailed in Required Publications below. The MSC and...

Industry News, Regulations

What's new in the IMDG Code 37-14 edition

Charles Hays | Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 02:01 PM EST

    Important New Regulations For Radioactive Dangerous Goods: IMDG Amendment 37-14 Shippers and ocean carriers of radioactive goods should be aware of the new International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code changes implemented in the 2014 edition. Those involved in the shipment and transport of Class 7 goods must be aware...

Cargoes, Hazmat, IMDG, Regulations

SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) consolidated 2014 released from IMO

Charles Hays | Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 03:11 PM EST

The recent release of SOLAS Consolidated, 2014 edition from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) marks a new  chapter in the evolution of safety regulations for the international maritime community. SOLAS 2014 edition is complied to provide a simple reference to SOLAS requirements, contain a consolidated text of the 1974 SOLAS...

Regulations, Safety

What's new in the International Safety Management (ISM) Code 2014 edition

Charles Hays | Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 01:08 PM EDT

The International Safety Management (ISM) Code 2014 edition was released on June 23, 2014 by the International Maritime Organization. It replaces its 2010 version counterpart.   What's it for?   Since entry into force in 1998, the International Safety Management  (ISM) Code's mission has been to address concerns over poor management...

Environment, Homepage, Regulations, Safety

IMDG Code e-Learning and Future Plans Discussed at IMDG/ADR Event

Tim Gossett | Thu, May 30, 2013, 08:05 AM EDT

The Nautical Institute organized a one-day event in Kent, England, last November, held to discuss the IMDG/ADR interface. As HCB reports, the event developed into something of a face-off between shippers and carriers over container weighing. Below is an excerpt from HCB's coverage:   If problems exist, then training is...

Cargoes, Hazmat, Industry News, Regulations, Software

USCG Policy Letter provides guidance for revised MARPOL Annex V

Tim Gossett | Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 12:02 AM EST

MARPOL Annex V deals with the prevention of garbage pollution by ships. The US implements MARPOL Annex V by the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. Regulations are provided in 33 CFR Part 151 to assist the regulated community in complying with the law. However, 33 CFR Part 151 has not been updated to...

Environment, Homepage, Industry News, Inspections, Popular, Regulations

New Requirements for Lifeboat Safety in 2013

Tim Gossett | Fri, Jan 11, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

Amendments were adopted for the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) in May 2011 to reduce the liklihood of accidents during lifeboat launching. Those amendments have taken effect as of January 1, 2013. IMO has posted a briefing describing these recent changes: SOLAS amendments on lifeboat safety...

Industry News, Regulations, Safety

New Pollution Regulations Take Effect

Tim Gossett | Thu, Jan 03, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

In July 2011, amendments were adopted for the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) to require more engery efficiency, reduced emissions, and raised standards for the handling of sewage and garbage. Those amendments have taken effect as of January 1, 2013. IMO has posted a briefing...

Environment, Industry News, Regulations

What’s new in IMDG Code Amendment 36-12 (2012 Edition)

Tim Gossett | Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 02:12 PM EST

This article is based on the Overview of Changes distributed by IMO, and includes some additional clarification. IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its ninetieth session in May 2012, adopted resolution MSC.328(90), which finalized Amendment 36 to the IMDG Code. IMDG Code Amendment 36-12 is available for use starting January...

Cargoes, Hazmat, Industry News, Popular, Regulations

All about the IMSBC Code

Tim Gossett | Fri, Jun 15, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

IMO will soon be publishing the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement, 2012 Edition, incorporating Amendment 01-11 (IMSBC Code 2012). This update to the original IMSBC Code 2009 is already available for use, in spite of the lack of a published hardcopy. IMSBC Code 2012 will replace IMSBC...

All About, Cargoes, Popular, Regulations