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IMO Solas and Marpol amendments come into force after 2015

1 January 2015: Code for RecognizedOrganizations Code for recognized organizations (RO Code) becomes mandatory underSOLAS, MARPOL and Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention onLoad Lines, 1966. 
1 January 2015: Entry into force of 2013 May SOLAS amendmentsAmendmentsto the following:  - SOLAS regulation III/19 to require musters of newlyembarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure;  - SOLASregulation III/19, on emergency training and drills, to mandate enclosed-spaceentry and rescue drills, which will require crew members with enclosed-spaceentry or rescue responsibilities to participate in an enclosed-space entry andrescue drill at least once every two months. Related amendments also to theInternational Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code), the Code for theConstruction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU Code) andthe Code of Safety for Dynamically Supported Craft (DSC Code).  
1 January 2015: 0.10%? fuel oil sulphur limit inECAS The limit for fuel oil sulphur levels falls to 0.10% m/m in emissioncontrol areas established to limit SOx and particulate matter emissions?. TheECAS concerned are: Baltic Sea area?; North Sea area; North American area;United States Caribbean Sea area?.
 14 April 2015: Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention The NairobiInternational Convention on the Removal Wrecks enters into force.  
8 June 2015: Amendments to 1996 LLMC Protocol Amendments toincrease the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to the Convention onLimitation of Liability for Maritime Claims adopted in April 2012 enter intoforce.  
1 September 2015: Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI,regulation 13 (NOx) Amendments concerning the date for the implementationof “Tier III” standards within emission control areas (ECAs). The amendmentsprovide for the Tier III NOx standards to be applied to a marine diesel enginethat is installed on a ship constructed on or after 1 January 2016 and whichoperates in the North American Emission Control Area or the U.S. Caribbean SeaEmission Control Area that are designated for the control of NOx emissions. Inaddition, the Tier III requirements would apply to installed marine dieselengines when operated in other emission control areas which might be designatedin the future for Tier III NOx control. The Tier III requirements do not applyto a marine diesel engine installed on a ship constructed prior to 1 January2021 of less than 500 gross tonnage, of 24 m or over in length, which has beenspecifically designed and is used solely, for recreationalpurposes.  
1 September 2015: extension of EEDI Amendments toMARPOL Annex VI concerning the extension of the application of the EnergyEfficiency Design Index (EEDI) to LNG carriers, ro-ro cargo ships (vehiclecarriers), ro-ro cargo ships, ro-ro passenger ships and cruise passenger shipswith non-conventional propulsion; and to exempt of ships not propelled bymechanical means and independently operating cargo ships with ice-breakingcapability.
  1 January 2016: Mandatory audit scheme Amendmentsto number of treaties to make the use of the IMO Instruments ImplementationCode (III Code) mandatory. The treaties amended are: - SOLAS, 1974, asamended; - STCW Convention, 1978, as amended and STCW Code; - MARPOLAnnexes I through to VI; MARPOL Annexes I through to VI; - Protocol of1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (1988 LoadLines Protocol), as amended; - International Convention on Load Lines,1966; - International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships,1969; - Convention on the International Regulations for PreventingCollisions at Sea, 1972, as amended.  
1 January 2016: SOLAS amendments, steering gear,inert gas Entry into force of:- amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/29 on steeringgear, to update the requirements relating to sea trials. - amendmentsto SOLAS regulations II-2/4, II-2/3, II-2/9.7 and II-2/16.3.3, to introducemandatory requirements for inert gas systems on board new oil and chemicaltankers of 8,000 dwt and above, and for ventilation systems on board new ships;related amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)on inert gas systems.- amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/10, concerning fireprotection requirements for new ships designed to carry containers on or abovethe weather deck. - amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/13.4, mandatingadditional means of escape from machinery spaces. - new SOLAS regulationII-2/20-1 Requirement for vehicle carriers carrying motor vehicles withcompressed hydrogen or natural gas for their own propulsion, which setsadditional requirements for ships with vehicle and ro-ro spaces intended forthe carriage of motor vehicles with compressed hydrogen or compressed naturalgas in their tanks as fuel. - amendment 37-14 to the InternationalMaritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. - amendments to the InternationalLife-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code related to the testing of lifejackets. 
 1 January 2016: MARPOL - carriage of stability instruments Amendmentsto MARPOL Annex I, the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Shipscarrying. Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code) and the International Code forthe Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk(IBC Code), on mandatory carriage requirements for a stability instrument foroil tankers and chemical tankers. ??? 
1 March 2016: MARPOL - heavy fuel oil as ballastAntarcticAmendments to:?MARPOL Annex I regulation 43 concerning specialrequirements for the use or carriage of oils in the Antarctic area, to prohibitships from carrying heavy grade oil on board as ballast;  ?MARPOL AnnexIII, concerning the appendix on criteria for the identification of harmfulsubstances in packaged form; and?MARPOL Annex VI, concerning regulation 2(Definitions), regulation 13 (Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and the Supplement to theInternational Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP Certificate), in orderto include reference to gas as fuel and to gas-fuelled engines. 
1 July 2016 - SOLAS - container weightverification 
Amendments to SOLAS chapter VI to require mandatory verification of the grossmass of containers, either by weighing the packed container; or weighing allpackages and cargo items, using a certified method approved by the competentauthority of the State in which packing of the container was completed;
1 July 2016 - SOLAS -atmosphere testing
Amendments to add a new SOLAS regulation XI-1/7 on Atmosphere testinginstrument for enclosed spaces, to require ships to carry an appropriateportable atmosphere testing instrument or instruments, capable of measuringconcentrations of oxygen, flammable gases or vapours, hydrogen sulphide andcarbon monoxide, prior to entry into enclosed spaces. Consequential amendmentsto the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore DrillingUnits (1979, 1989 and 2009 MODU Codes) were also adopted. The MSC also approveda related MSC Circular on Early implementation of SOLAS regulation XI-1/7 onAtmosphere testing instrument for enclosed spaces; and
1 January 2017 – Polar Code 
The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)andrelated amendments to make it mandatory under both SOLAS and MARPOL enter intoforce.
The Polar Code will apply to new ships constructed after 1 January 2017.Ships constructed before 1 January 2017 will be required to meet the relevantrequirements of the Polar Code by the first intermediate or renewal survey,whichever occurs first, after 1 January 2018
1 January 2017 - MARPOL Annex I  - oilresidues 
Amendments to regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex I, concerning tanks for oilresidues (sludge). The amendments update and revise the regulation, expandingon the requirements for discharge connections and piping to ensure oil residuesare properly disposed of.
1 January 2017 – SOLAS – IGF Code
International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or otherLow-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with amendments to make the Codemandatory under SOLAS enter into force.
The amendments to SOLAS chapter II-1 (Construction – Structure,subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations), includeamendments to Part F Alternative design and arrangements, to provide amethodology for alternative design and arrangements for machinery, electricalinstallations and low-flashpoint fuel storage and distribution systems; and anew Part G Ships using low-flashpoint fuels, to add new regulations to requireships constructed after the expected date of entry into force of 1 January 2017to comply with the requirements of the IGF Code, together with relatedamendments to chapter II-2 and Appendix (Certificates). 
The IGF Code contains mandatory provisions for the arrangement,installation, control and monitoring of machinery, equipment and systems usinglow-flashpoint fuels, focusing initially on LNG.
The Code addresses all areas that need special consideration for the usage oflow-flashpoint fuels, taking a goal-based approach, with goals and functionalrequirements specified for each section forming the basis for the design,construction and operation of ships using this type of fuel.
1 January 2017 – SOLAS - venting
Amendments to SOLAS regulations II-2/4.5 and II-2/11.6, clarifying theprovisions related to the secondary means of venting cargo tanks in order toensure adequate safety against over- and under-pressure in the event of a cargotank isolation valve being damaged or inadvertently closed, and SOLASregulation
January 1, 2015
Code for Recognized Organizations (ROCode)
“RO Code” becomes mandatory under MARPOL,SOLAS, and Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on LoadLines (1966).
2013 May SOLAS Amendments enter into force
  • SOLAS regulation III/19 - requires musters of newly embarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure
  • SOLAS regulation III/19 - mandates enclosed-space entry and rescue drills, requiring crew members with enclosed-space entry or rescue roles to complete an enclosed-space entry/rescue drill at least once every two months
Fuel Oil Sulfur Limit in ECAs (0.10%)
The fuel oil sulfur level limit drops to0.10% m/m in all ECAs established to limit SOx and particulateemissions.Concerned ECAs include: North Sea area, Baltic Sea area, UnitedStates Caribbean Sea area, and North American area.
April14, 2015
Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention entersinto force
June8, 2015
Amendments to increase liability limits inthe 1996 Protocol to the Convention of Limitation of Liability for MaritimeClaims (adopted in April, 2012).
September1, 2015
Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation13 (NOx)
Concerning the implementation of Tier IIIemission standards within ECAs.
Extension of Energy Efficiency DesignIndex (EEDI)
LNG Carriers, Ro-ro cargo ships, ro-ropassenger ships, and cruise passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion.
January1, 2016
Amendments to the below treaties, makingIMO Instruments Implementation Code mandatory
  • SOLAS, 1974, as amended
  • STCW Convention (1978), as amended
  • MARPOL Annexes I through to VI
  • MARPOL Annexes I through to VI
  • Protocol of 1988 - International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (1988 Load Lines Protocol), as amended
  • International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969
  • Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (1972), as amended.
SOLAS Amendments (Steering gear; inertgas)
The following enter into force:
  • Amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/29 on steering gear; updating requirements related to sea trials
  • Amendments to SOLAS regulations II-2/4, II-2/3, II-2/9.7 and II-2/16.3.3; introducing mandatory requirements for inert gas systems on new oil and chemical tankers of 8,000 dwt+, and for ventilation systems on new ships; related amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) on inert gas systems
  • Amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/10; fire protection requirements for new ships designed to carry containers on or above the weather deck
  • Amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/13.4; mandating additional means of escape from machinery spaces
  • New SOLAS regulation II-2/20-1; requiring vehicle carriers carrying motor vehicles with compressed hydrogen or natural gas for their own propulsion; setting additional requirements for ships with vehicle and ro-ro spaces intended for the carriage of motor vehicles with compressed hydrogen or compressed natural gas in their tanks as fuel
  • Amendment 37-14 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
  • Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code related to the testing of lifejackets.
Carriage of Stability Instruments
Amendments to:
  • MARPOL Annex I (Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code)
  • International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
For more specific information about any ofthese deadlines, you can visit the IMO’s ActionDates page.


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