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Class News

Archive of Class News, showing classification and statutory alerts and bulletins

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2018 Class News


2017 Class News

2016 Class News

46/2016: Statutory Alert: Financial security – 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006

45/2016: Statutory Alert: Entry into force of the Polar Code

44/2016: Statutory Alert: Suitable means for the calibration of portable atmosphere testing instruments as referred to in SOLAS regulation XI-1/7

43/2016: Statutory Alert: Inclusion of mediums of fire-fighting systems in lightweight and lightship condition

42/2016: Statutory Alert: Publication of EU MRV delegated and implementing regulations, including templates for monitoring plans, emission reports and documents of compliance

41/2016: Statutory Alert: Revised guidelines on evacuation analysis for new and existing passenger ships

40/2016: Statutory Alert: Clarification of requirements regarding Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) high frequency narrow-band direct printing

39/2016: Statutory Alert: Equipment servicing – a reminder of the requirements for servicing, testing and calibrating equipment

38/2016: Statutory Alert: Hong Kong-flagged vessels – Anti-fouling system (AFS) certification changes

37/2016: Statutory Alert: Amendment 38-16 to the IMDG Code

36/2016: Statutory Alert: Chemical tankers that carry products requiring oxygen-dependent inhibitors

35/2016: Classification Alert: New version of Argonaut software for thickness measurement reporting

34/2016: Statutory Alert: IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system

33/2016: Statutory Alert: Inspections of cargo securing arrangements

32/2016: Statutory Alert: Production defect on Hyundai Lifeboats ‘TALON II 4.0’ on-load release mechanism assembly

31/2016: Statutory Alert: New EU Marine Equipment Directive

30/2016: Statutory Alert: REISSUE: Ballast Water Management Convention to enter into force on 8 September 2017

29/2016: Statutory Alert: Revised MARPOL requirements for oil residue (sludge) piping arrangements

28/2016: Statutory Alert: REISSUE: Amendments to MLC, 2006 on financial security – entry into force

27/2016: Statutory Alert: Caribbean MOU concentrated inspection campaign on crew familiarisation with enclosed space entry

26/2016: Statutory Alert: Riyadh MOU concentrated inspection campaign on pilot transfer arrangements

25/2016: Statutory Alert: Paris MOU concentrated inspection campaign on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

24/2016: Statutory Alert: Simultaneous concentrated inspection campaigns on cargo securing arrangements in Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian Ocean MOU regions

23/2016: Statutory Alert: EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification regulation – industry consultation on delegated and implementing acts – air quality control systems

22/2016: Statutory Alert: Ventilation systems in ro-ro cargo spaces – air quality control systems

21/2016: Statutory Alert: Change of practice for HME cargoes and guidance for port reception facility providers and users

20/2016: Statutory Alert: REISSUE: Revised guidelines for maintenance and inspection of automatic sprinkler systems

19/2016: Classification Alert: Suggested locations for carrying out In-Water Surveys

18/2016: Statutory Alert: IACS Recommendation for the Operation of Shore-Based Emergency Response Services

17/2016: Statutory Alert: Secondary means of venting on tankers – SOLAS amendments

16/2016: Australian national ballast water management requirements – new Biosecurity Act, treatment methods and reporting requirements

15/2016: Statutory Alert: Icing considerations for cargo ships carrying timber deck cargoes – new formula for calculating ice accretion weight added to Intact Stability Code

14/2016: Statutory Alert: ECDIS compliance – extension of transitional period for International Hydrographic Office (IHO) Standards S-52 and S-64

13/2016: Statutory Alert: Carriage of bauxite – warning about possible dangers of liquefaction

12/2016: Statutory Alert: GMDSS – new channelling arrangements for high frequency narrow-band direct printing

11/2016: Statutory Alert: Maintenance and survey of steel wire ropes on life-saving appliance slings – issues associated with plastic sheathing

10/2016: Statutory Alert: MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 13 – clarification on NOx certification for dual fuel and gas-fuelled engines

 09/2016: Statutory Alert: MARPOL Annex VI – additional NOx Technical Code certification requirements and changes to the IAPP Record of Construction and Equipment

 08/2016: Statutory Alert: Guidelines on verification of ECA emission control measures issued by China Maritime Safety Administration

07/2016: Statutory Alert: Revised guidelines for onboard operational use of ship automatic identification systems (AIS)

06/2016: Statutory Alert: China to implement first emission control measures in Yangtze River Delta ECA from 1 April, 2016

05/2016: Statutory Alert: New SOLAS requirements for carriage of portable atmosphere testing equipment for enclosed space entry

04/2016: Statutory Alert: Voluntary global recall of Kannad Marine SAFELINK auto and manual EPIRBs

03/2016: Statutory Alert: Status of the Ballast Water Management Convention – criteria for entry into force not yet reached

02/2016: Statutory Alert: Amendments (03-15) to the IMSBC Code(ECDIS)

01/2016: Statutory Alert: Publication of revised standards for electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS)

2015 Class News

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