The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Thursday (16 March) issued Shipping Circular No. 3 of 2023 which focuses on resolutions adopted during the 106th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The resolutions adopted are applicable to shipowners, ship managers, operators, agents and masters of Singapore-registered ships.
The resolutions adopted by MSC 106 include the following:
RESOLUTION MSC.520(106) —- AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974 (CHAPTER 1-2)
The resolution adopts amendments to regulations 3 and 4 of Chapter lI-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended. The amendments require ships carrying oil fuel shall prior to bunkering be provided with a declaration signed and certified by the oil fuel supplier’s representative, that the oil fuel to be supplied is in conformity with this regulation. A bunker delivery note for the oil fuel delivered is also required. The amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2026.
RESOLUTION _MSC.523(106) —- AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF SHIPS CARRYING LIQUEFIED GASES IN BULK (IGC CODE)
The resolution adopts amendments to chapter 6 (Materials of construction and quality control) of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) to confirm the acceptance on the use of high manganese austenitic steels and stipulate the testing requirements for use in cryogenic service. The amendments will enter into force on 1 January 2026.
RESOLUTION MSC.524(106) —- AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE OF SAFETY FOR SHIPS USING GASES OR OTHER LOW-FLASHPOINT FUELS (IGF CODE)
The resolution adopts amendments to chapter 7 (Material and general pipe design) of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) to confirm the acceptance on the use of high manganese austenitic steels and stipulate the testing requirements for use in cryogenic service. The amendments will enter into force on 1 January 2026.
RESOLUTION MSC.525(106) —- AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE ON THE ENHANCED PROGRAMME OF INSPECTIONS DURING SURVEYS OF BULK CARRIERS AND OIL TANKERS, 2011 (2011 ESP CODE)
The resolution adopts amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code), as part of its regular 2-yearly review and include changes to align the requirements for inspections of tanks on bulk carriers. The amendments will enter into force on 1 July 2024.
Note: The full document of Shipping Circular No. 3 of 2023 can be found here.
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