STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS - AMENDMENTS ENTERING INTO FORCE FROM 01 JANUARY 2010 TO 01 JANUARY 2011

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The following tables indicate the main amendments to statutory instruments entering into force from 1 January 2010 to 1 January 2011.

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I - Amendments to SOLAS Convention

II - Amendments to the LSA Code and FSS Code
III - Amendments to the HSC Code
IV- Amendments to MARPOL Convention

I - Amendments to SOLAS Convention
Application of the amendments whose summary is highlighted in magenta is retroactive.

Note 1: Amendments to SOLAS, unless there is an amendment to the basic application statement for a chapter, are implemented based on existing application requirements in the existing chapter.

Convention
Ref.
Entry into force
New ship
Existing
Type of ship
Summary
Origine
I.1 – SOLAS requirement applicable to All Ships
SOLASII-1/3-401-Jan-10
X
X
AllShips shall be provided with a ship-specific emergency towing procedure (nb/ cargo ships constructed before 1 January 2010, not later than 1 January 2012)MSC 256(84)
SOLASII-1/3-901-Jan-10
X
AllShips shall be provided with means of embarkation on and disembarkation from ships for use in port and in port related operations, such as gangways and accommodation ladders. It shall be constructed and installed based on the guidelines developed by the Organization.MSC 256(84)
SOLASII-1/3-901-Jan-10
X
X
AllThe means of embarkation and disembarkation shall be inspected and maintained in suitable condition for their intended purpose.MSC 256(84)
SOLASII-2/10.4.1.501-Jan-10
X
X
AllBy the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 January 2010, fixed carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing systems for the protection of machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms on ships constructed before 1 July 2002 shall comply with the provisions of § 2.2.2 of ch 5 of the FSS Code (two separate controls shall be provided)MSC
256(84)
SOLASIII/601-Jan-10
X
AllRequirement for "Radar transponders" is replaced by a requirement for "Search and rescue locating devices", which includes Radar transponders and AIS SARTMSC 256(84)
SOLASIII/6.2.2; III/26.2.501-Jan-10
X
AllRequirement for "Radar transponders" is replaced by a requirement for "Search and rescue locating devices", which includes Radar transponders and AIS SARTMSC
256(84)
SOLASIV/7.1.301-Jan-10
X
AllEvery ship shall be provided with a search and rescue locating device capable of operating either in the 9 GHz band or on frequencies dedicated for AISMSC 256(84)
SOLAS II-2 /9.401-July-10
X
AllDoors approved without the sill being part of the frame, installed on or after 01/07/2010 shall be installed with a gap under the door not exceeding 12 mm. A non-combustible sill shall be installed. MSC
269(85)
SOLAS II-2 / 9.7.1.101-July-10
X
AllThe ducts shall be made of heat resisting non-combustible material, which may be faced internally and externally with membranes having low flame-spread characteristics and, in each case, a calorific value not exceeding 45 MJ/m2 of their surface area for the thickness usedMSC
269(85)
SOLASII-2 /8.201-July-10
X
AllThe ventilation system serving safety centres may be derived from the ventilation system serving the navigation bridge, unless located in an adjacent main vertical zone.MSC 216(82)
SOLASIV /7.6.101-July-10
X
X
Ships >300 gt
AllSatellite EPIRB should be capable of transmitting a distress alert through the polar orbiting satellite service operating in the 406 MHz band (no longer INMARSAT)MSC 201(81)
SOLASIV /9.1.3.3 & 10.1.4.301-July-10
X
X
Ships >300 gt
AllShip to shore distress alert through the Inmarsat geostationary satellite service by a ship earth station.MSC 201(81)
SOLASII-1/3-501-Jan-11
X
X
AllNew installation of materials which contain asbestos shall be prohibitedMSC.282(86)
SOLASII-1/35-101-Jan-11
X
X
AllBilge pumping arrangements: Provisions for the drainage of closed vehicle and ro-ro spaces and special category spaces shall also comply with regulations II-2/20.6.1.4 and II-2/20.6.1.5MSC.282(86)
II-2/101-Jan-11
X
All, with cargo spaces intended for packaged DGcargo ships >= 500 gt and passenger ships constructed on or after 1/09/1984 but before 1/01/ 2011; and cargo ships < 500 gt constructed on or after 1/02/1992 but before 1/01/2011 with cargo spaces intended for the carriage of packaged dangerous goods, shall comply with regulation 19.3 (except 19.3.10.1 and 19.3.10.2 in some cases)MSC.269(85)
SOLASIII /. 7.2.501-July-10
X
X
Ship built > July 98
AllIf the adult lifejackets provided are not designed to fit persons > 140 kg and with a chest girth of up to 1,750 mm, a sufficient number of suitable accessories shall be available on board to allow them to be secured to such persons.MSC 201(81)
SOLAS V/1901-Jan-11
X
X
AllShips shall be fitted with an ECDIS, applicability depending on date of built and tonnage
- passenger ships > 500 gt constructed on or after 1 July 2012;
- tankers > 3,000 gt constructed on or
after 1 July 2012;
- cargo ships, other than tankers, > 10,000 gt constructed on or after 1 July 2013;
- cargo ships, other than tankers, > 3,000 gt but < 10,000 gt constructed on or after 1 July 2014;
- passenger ships > 500 gt constructed
before 1 July 2012, not later than the first survey* on or after 1 July 2014;
- tankers > 3,000 gt constructed before 1 July 2012, not later than the first survey* on or after 1 July 2015;
- cargo ships, other than tankers, > 50,000 gt constructed before 1 July 2013, not later than the first survey* on or after 1 July 2016;
- cargo ships, other than tankers, > 20,000 gt but < 50,000 gt constructed before 1 July 2013, not later than the first survey* on or after 1 July 2017;
- cargo ships, other than tankers, > 10,000 gt but < 20,000 gt constructed before 1 July 2013, not later than the first survey* on or after 1 July 2018
MSC.282(86)
SOLAS V/1901-Jan-11
X
X
AllShips shall be fitted with a bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) is required as follows,
- cargo ships >150 gt and passenger ships irrespective of size constructed on or after 1 July 2011;
- passenger ships irrespective of size constructed before 1 July 2011, not
later than the first survey* after 1 July 2012;
- cargo ships > 3,000 gt constructed
before 1 July 2011, not later than the first survey* after 1 July 2012;
- cargo ships > 500 gt but < 3,000 gt constructed before 1 July 2011, not later than the first survey* after 1 July 2013; and
- cargo ships > 150 gt but < 500 gt constructed before 1 July 2011, not later than the first survey after 1 July 2014.
MSC.282(86)
I.3 – SOLAS Requirement applicable to PASSENGER SHIPS
SOLASII-2 41.1.2.401-Jan-10
X
Pass. < 01.10.94 & > 36 passengersUpgrading to complying with Ch. II-2 of SOLAS 1974 for passenger ships which complies with all the requirements applicable to ships constructed > 25.05.80
SOLASII-2/2001-Jan-10
X
Ro-Ro & passengersArrangements to be taken when fixed pressure waterspraying systems are fittedMSC 256(84)
SOLASII-2/20.6.1.501-Jan-10
X
X
Ro-Ro & passengersFor closed vehicles and ro-ro spaces and special category spaces, where fixed pressure water-spraying systems are fitted, means shall be provided to prevent the blockage of drainage arrangements.MSC 256(84)
SOLASIII/26.2.501-Jan-10
X
Ro-Ro passenger shipsRequirement for "Radar transponders" is replaced by a requirement for "Search and rescue locating devices", which includes Radar transponders and AIS SART.MSC 256(84)
SOLAS II-1 /41.601-July-10
X
Passenger shipsSupplementary lighting shall be provided in all cabins to clearly indicate the exit so that occupants will be able to find their way to the door.MSC 216(82)
SOLASII-2/7.2.401-July-10
X
Passenger shipsA fixed fire detection and fire alarm system for passenger ships shall be capable of remotely and individually identifying each detector and manually operated call point.MSC 216(82)
SOLAS II-2/7.5.201-July-10
X
Passenger shipsDetectors fitted in cabins, when activated, shall also be capable of emitting, or cause to be emitted, an audible alarm within the space where they are located.MSC 216(82)
SOLASII-2/9.2.2.3.2.2(8)01-July-10
X
Passenger shipsSale shops are considered as high fire risk spacesMSC 216(82)
SOLASII-2 /9.2.2.601-July-10
X
Passenger shipsAtriums shall be within enclosures formed of “A” class divisions having a fire rating determined in accordance with tables 9.2 and 9.4, as applicable.MSC 216(82)
SOLASII-2 /. 9.7.5.1.201-July-10
X
Passenger shipsExhaust ducts from ranges for cooking equipment installed on open decks shall conform to paragraph 7.5.1.1, as applicable, when passing through accommodation spaces or spaces containing combustible materials.MSC 216(82)
SOLASII-2 /9.7.601-July-10
X
Passenger shipsVentilation systems for main laundries in ships carrying more than 36 passengers shall be fitted with removable filters, fire damper, remote shutting arrangements for the fans and hatches for inspectionMSC 216(82)
SOLASII-2 / 10.201-July-10
X
Passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengersShall be fitted with a suitably located means for fully recharging breathing air cylinders, free from contamination.MSC.269(85)
SOLASII-2 /13.3.2.301-July-10
X
Passenger shipsPublic spaces may also have direct access to stairway enclosures except for the backstage of a theatre.MSC 216(82)
II-2 /2101-July-10
X
Passenger ships of 120 m or moreCasualty threshold, safe return to port and safe areas - the ship shall be capable of returning to port while providing a safe areaMSC 216(82)
SOLAS II-2 /2201-July-10
X
Passenger ships of 120 m or moreDesign criteria for systems to remain operational after a fire casualtyMSC 216(82)
SOLASII-2 /2301-July-10
X
Passenger shipsSafety centre requested on passenger shipsMSC 216(82)
SOLASIII / 7.2.101-July-10
X
X
(applies to all – cf MSC.1/
Circ.1304)
Passenger.1 for passenger ships on voyages less than 24 h, a number of infant lifejackets equal to at least 2.5% of the number of passengers on board shall be provided;
.2 for passenger ships on voyages 24 h or greater, infant lifejackets shall be provided for each infant on board
MSC 201(81)
II - Amendments to the LSA Code and FSS Code
Application of the amendments whose summary is highlighted in magenta is retroactive.

Note 1: Amendments to the LSA or FSS Code would be applied based on the same principle as for amendments to other equipment standards:
(a) For new ships, the amendments would apply to installations on board ships the keels of which are laid or which are at a similar stage of construction on or after entry into force date;
(b) For existing ships, the amendments would apply to new installations with a contractual delivery date to the ship on or after the date or, in the absence of a contractual delivery date, the actual delivery of the equipment to the ship on or after entry into force date.

Convention
Reference
Entry into force
New
Existing
Type of ship
SummaryOrigin
LSA CodeCh. 1 Par. 1.2.2.201/07/2010
X
AllPersonal LSA should remain operational throughout the air temperature range -15°C to +40°CMSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 1 Par. 1.2.2.601/07/2010
X
AllLSA to be of international or vivid reddish orange on all parts where this will assist detection at seaMSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.1.1.701/07/2010
X
AllLifebuoys, if intended to be operated with quick release arrangement provided for the self activated smoke signal, to have a mass > 4 KgMSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.2.1.201/07/2010
X
X
(applies to all – cf MSC.1/
Circ.1304
PassengerLifejackets shall be provided in three sizes (Infant, Child, Adult). Lifejackets shall be marked by either weight or height, or by both weight and height.MSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.2.1.301/07/2010
X
X
Ship built > July 98
AllIf an adult lifejacket is not designed to fit persons > 140 kg and with a chest girth of up to 1,750 mm, suitable accessories shall be available to allow it to be secured to such persons.MSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.2.1.1201/07/2010
X
AllThe buoyancy of a lifejacket shall not depend on the use of loose granulated materials.MSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.2.1.1601/07/2010
X
AllA lifejacket shall be provided with a releasable buoyant line or other means to secure it to a lifejacket worn by another person in the water and with a suitable means to allow a rescuer to lift the wearer from the water into a survival craft or rescue boat.MSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.3.101/07/2010
X
AllAn immersion suit which has buoyancy and is designed to be worn without a lifejacket shall be provided with a releasable buoyant line, a suitable means to allow a rescuer to lift the wearer from the waterMSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.3.101/07/2010
X
AllIf an immersion suit is to be worn in conjunction with a lifejacket it shall be marked to indicate that it must be worn in conjunction with a compatible lifejacket.MSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.4.1.101/07/2010
X
AllAnti-exposure suit should covers the whole body except, where the Administration so permits, the feet; covering for the hands and head may be provided by separate gloves and a hoodMSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 2 Par. 2.4.1.301/07/2010
X
AllAn anti-exposure suit shall be fitted with a light complying and the whistleMSC 207(81)
LSA CodeCh. 4 Par. 4.701/07/2010
X
AllCarrying capacity of a free-fall lifeboat : (…) persons having an average mass of 82.5 kg (…)Applicable to lifeboat, freefall lifeboat and rescue boatMSC 272(85)

Amendments to FSS Code: IMO Sub-Committee on Fire Protection has prepared an amendment to the FSS Code to make it clear that amendments to the Code should, unless expressed otherwise, apply only to ships constructed on or after the date on which the amendments enter into force (DE 51/21, para. 17.11).


Convention
Reference
Entry into force
New
Existing
Type of ship
SummaryOrigin
FSS CodeCh. 5 Par. 2.1.1.101/07/2010
X
AllFixed gas fire extinguishing systems shall be fitted with normally closed control valves MSC 206(81)
FSS CodeCh. 5 Par. 2.1.201/07/2010
X
AllIn piping sections where valve arrangements introduce sections of closed piping, such sections shall be fitted with a pressure relief valve and the outlet of the valve shall be led to open deck.

All discharge piping, fittings and nozzles in the protected spaces shall be constructed of materials having a melting temperature which exceeds 925°C.

A fitting shall be installed in the discharge piping to permit the air testing as required by paragraph 2.2.3.1.
MSC 206(81)
FSS CodeCh. 5 Par. 2.1.3.201/07/2010
X
AllMeans for automatically giving audible and visual warning of the release of fire-extinguishing medium into any ro-ro spaces and other spaces in which personnel normally work or to which they have access. To be audible throughout the protected space. The pre-discharge alarm shall be automatically activated. Shall operate for the length of time needed to evacuate the space. Not required for conventional cargo spaces and small spaces (such as compressor rooms, paint lockers)MSC 206(81)
FSS CodeCh. 5 Par. 2.2.401/07/2010
X
AllLow pressure CO2 systemsMSC 206(81)

III - Amendments to the HSC Code

Application of the amendments whose summary is highlighted in magenta is retroactive.

Convention
Reference
Entry into force
New
Existing
Type of ship
SummaryOrigine
HSC CodeCh. 801/01/2010
X
Passenger and cargo high speed craftAt least one search and rescue locating device shall be carried on each side of every passenger HSC and every cargo HSC > 500 gt and be conform to the applicable performance standardsMSC 259(84)

MSC 260(84)
HSC CodeCh 8.2.1.2 Ch14.6.1.301/01/2010
X
HSCRequirement for "Radar transponders" is replaced by a requirement for "Search and rescue locating devices", which includes Radar transponders and AIS SART (both HSC 1994 and 2000)MSC 259(84)
HSC CodeCh 13.14.201/07/2010
X
X
HSC built before 01/07/2002All craft, including existing craft, should be fitted with an ECDISMSC 221(82)
HSC CodeCh 7.1701/01/2011
X
Craft constructed on or after 1 July 2002 but before 1 January 2011, with cargo spaces intended for the carriage of packaged dangerous goods, shall comply with 7.13.3. New Table 7.17-3MSC.271(85)

IV- Amendments to MARPOL Convention

Application of the amendments whose summary is highlighted in magenta is retroactive.

Convention
Reference
Entry into force
New
Existing
Type of ship
SummaryOrigine
MARPOL Annex IVReg 901/01/2010
X
AllNew performance standard for sewage treatment plant according to MEPC 159(55)MEPC 56
MARPOL Annex VIReg.12.301/07/2010
X
X
AllInstallations which contain ozone depleting substances, other than HCFC, shall be prohibited:
.1 on ships constructed on or after 19 May 2005; or
.2 for ships constructed before 19 May 2005, which have a contractual delivery date of the equipment to the ship on or after 19 May 2005 or, in the absence of a contractual delivery date, the actual delivery of the equipment to the ship on or after 19 May 2005.
Installations which contain HCFC shall be prohibited:
.1 on ships constructed on or after 1 January 2020; or
.2 in the case of ships constructed before 1 January 2020, which have a contractual delivery date of the equipment to the ship on or after 1 January 2020 or, in the absence of a contractual delivery date, the actual delivery of the equipment to the ship on or after 1 January 2020.
MEPC 176(58)
MARPOL Annex VIReg.12.5&.601/07/2010
X
X
AllShips subject to reg 6.1 shall maintain a list of equipment containing ozone depleting substances. Ship with rechargeable systems that contain ozone depleting substances shall maintain an Ozone Depleting Substances Record Book.MEPC 176(58)
MARPOL Annex VIReg.1301/07/2010
X
X
AllNew application of NOx requirements / Retroactive requirement for engines fitted on board ships built between 1990 and 2000MEPC 176(58)
MARPOL Annex VIReg.13.801/07/2010
X
AllThe revised NOx Technical Code 2008 shall be applied in the certification, testing, and measurement procedures for the standards set forth in this regulationMEPC 176(58)
MARPOL Annex VIReg.1401/07/2010
X
X
AllThe sulphur content shall not exceed:
4.50% m/m prior to 1 January 2012 / 3.50% m/m on and after 1 January 2012; and 0.50% m/m on and after 1 January 2020 - different limits for ECA areas
MEPC 176(58)
MARPOL Annex VIReg.14.401/07/2010
X
X
AllEmission Control Area, the sulphur content of fuel oil shall not exceed:
1.50% m/m prior to 1 July 2010;
1.00% m/m on and after 1 July 2010; and
0.10% m/m on and after 1 January 2015.
MEPC 176(58)
MARPOL Annex VIReg.1601/07/2010
X
X
AllShipboard incineration of the following substances shall be prohibited: (…)
.5 sewage sludge and sludge oil either of which are not generated on board the ship; and
.6 exhaust gas cleaning system residues
MEPC 176(58)