NL 295/24 | Amendments to IBC Code, Chapter 2, paragraph—Survival Requirements

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives    

Action Date: Starting on 1 July 2024

By this message we would like to inform you regarding the amendments to IBC Code, Chapter 2, paragraph—Survival Requirements

Adopted by:



Amendment considers additional openings that may be excluded from contributing to progressive flooding if the final waterline is above their lower edge. These are (1) quick-acting or single-action type hinged watertight access doors with open/closed indication locally and also at the navigation bridge that are normally closed at sea, and (2) hinged watertight doors permanently closed at sea.


These amendments clarify and align the requirements of watertight doors with that of SOLAS Convention and will have no impact on existing ships.


The amendments enter into force 1 July 2024 and will apply to all new and existing ships.

Please treat this matter with the utmost urgency and take all necessary measures to ensure timely compliance.

March 21st ,2024 - PHRS Head Office