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Class News.

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

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Class News 18/2022: MARPOL ANNEX VI and the use of Marine Biofuels

Class News 17/2022: Special Survey - New requirements for Chemical and Double Hull Oil Tankers

Class News 16/2022: IMO DCS & EU, UK MRV submissions for reporting year 2022

Class News 15/2022: The requirements for using exhaust gas cleaning systems in Australian waters.

Class News 14/2022: Classification Alert: Mooring (Revised SOLAS II-1,3-8 and related MSC Circulars)

Class News 13/2022: Focus on planned maintenance at Port State Control inspections

Class News 12/2022: Liberia Flag - Electronic Nautical Publications (ENPs)

Class News 11/2022: MARPOL Annex VI – SEEMP Part III and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII)

Class News 10/2022: Shanghai MSA announced new controls to reduce ship’s machinery failure

Class News 09/2022:IMO DCS & EU MRV Verification – Bunker Delivery Note Issues.

Class News 08/2022: Commissioning Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems.

Class News 07/2022: Risk of microbial attack upon certain ship's tanks after prolonged periods of reduced operational status.

Class News 06/2022: Revised Performance Standard for EPIRBs and VDRs.

Class News 05/2022: Deadline approaching for IMO DCS & EU MRV Annual Verification Submissions for reporting year 2021.

Class News 04/2022: Prohibition of Cybutryne in Anti-Fouling Coating Systems.

Class News 03/2022: The escalating situation in Ukraine.

Class News 02/2022: MARPOL Annex VI – Fuel Oil Sampling Points.

Class News 01/2022: Temporary investigation process during COVID-19 Pandemic, after machinery failure in Shanghai’s territory.

20/2021: IMO DCS & EU MRV submissions for reporting year 2021.

19/2021: Classification Alert: Mooring, Ship Design MBL and Direct Mooring Analysis (IACS Rec 10).

18/2021: Classification Alert: Consideration for funnels in the Equipment Number (IACS UR A1).

17/2021: New Lloyd’s Register Rules for HY100 grade (submarine) steel.

16/2021: The United Kingdom scheme for Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying carbon dioxide emissions from ships.

15/2021: New and improved Port State Control checklist mobile app.

14/2021: Loading containers onto bulk carriers.

13/2021: Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

12/2021: COVID-19 Port Entry Restrictions in China.

11/2021: Safety Notice for Immersion Suit Examination.

10/2021: New Lloyd’s Register requirements for NDE acceptance criteria, and inclusion of Advanced NDE Methods.

09/2021: Amendments of MARPOL Annex VI – EEXI and Operational Carbon Intensity Reduction.

08/2021: PSC Campaign and Precaution for navigating Chinese heavy traffic waterway in Shanghai.

07/2021: Improvements to LR's  Enhanced Survey Programme services.

06/2021: Alert: IMO DCS and EU MRV - Deadline approaching for annual submission of fuel oil consumption data.

05/2021: Statutory Alert: SOPEP – list of national contacts.

04/2021: Ship Recycling - UK exit from the EU and the requirements for final survey and recycling facilities.

03/2021: Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia Flagged Vessels - IHM Requirements for Vessels calling into the EU or United Kingdom.

02/2021: Safety notice issued: Tecnicomar ECOMAR Sewage Treatment Plants.

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