NL 294/24 | Amendments to MARPOL Annex V, Regulation 10—Garbage Record Book

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     Action Date: Starting from 1 May 2024 By this message we would like to inform you regarding the amendments to MARPOL Annex V, Regulation 10—Garbage Record Book. Adopted by: MEPC.360(79) Summary: Amendments to MARPOL Annex V were adopted to expand the scope of Garbage Record Book, which has been required to be provided for vessels of 400 GT and above, to vessels of 100 GT and above. Implication: Ships of 100 GT and above will need to keep a Garbage Record Book onboard and record all discharges into the…

NL 295/24 | Amendments to IBC Code, Chapter 2, paragraph 2.9.2.1—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 2.9.2.1—Survival Requirements Adopted by: MEPC.345(78) Summary: 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.…

NL 296/24 | Amendments to MARPOL Annex I, Regulation 43A— Special requirements for the use and carriage of oils as fuel in Arctic waters

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives     Action Date: On or after 1 July 2024/2029 By this message we would like to inform you regarding the amendments to MARPOL Annex I, Regulation 43A— Special requirements for the use and carriage of oils as fuel in Arctic waters. Adopted by: MEPC.329(76) Summary: New regulation 43A of MARPOL Annex I has been adopted to prohibit the use and carriage of heavy fuel oils (HFO) in Arctic waters. Heavy fuel oils (HFO) are listed in MARPOL Annex I, Regulation 43.1.2 and include: 1.         crude oils having a density at…

NL 297/24 | Liberia Marine Operations Note 02/2024 – Inventory of Hazardous Materials and Ready for Recycling

Apr 04, 2024

Refers to: Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators of Liberian Vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives Action Date: Immediate By this message we would like to inform you regarding the Liberia Marine Operations Note 02/2024 – Inventory of Hazardous Materials and Ready for Recycling. The purpose of subject Technical Circular is to inform all interested parties that the Liberian Registry has issued Marine Operations Note 02/2024 which supersedes Marine Operations Note 06/2023, regarding “Inventory of Hazardous Materials and Ready for Recycling”. The following changes have been included under Hazardous Materials Survey and Certification: •           From 1 April 2024, all surveys under The Hong…

NL 155/16 | Paris MoU Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MLC 2006

Aug 09, 2016

  Refers to: All VesselsAction Date: 1st Sept. - 30th Nov. 2016 PHRS would like to inform that, according to the Press Release of July 28th 2016, Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006). The aim of the CIC is to verify that the minimum standards for working and living conditions have been implemented on board. This inspection campaign will be held for a period of three months, commencing from 1 September 2016 and ending 30 November 2016. The ship’s procedures and measures that…