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MEPC.2/Circ.22/Corr.1
PROVISIONAL CATEGORIZATION OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES IN ACCORDANCE
WITH MARPOL ANNEX II AND THE IBC CODE
Corrigendum

2017.03.13
MSC.1/Circ.1563
CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS
THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS (IMDG) CODE
Contact information for the designated national competent authority

2017.03.10
COLREG.2/Circ.68
TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEMES
AND ASSOCIATED ROUTEING MEASURES
"IN NORRA KVARKEN"
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION
Communication by the Government of Sweden

2017.02.21
CSC.1/Circ.156
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS (CSC), 1972
Implementation, testing, inspection and approval
Note by the Secretariat

2017.02.14
SAR.1/Circ.97
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE, 1979
Accession by Benin

2017.02.10
NWRC.1/Circ.31
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Extension by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Cayman Islands

2017.02.07
STCW.7/Circ.24
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED
Interim Guidance for Parties, Administrations, port State control authorities, recognized organizations and other relevant parties on the requirements of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended

2017.02.06
SUA.3/Circ.39
PROTOCOL OF 2005 TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST THE SAFETY OF MARITIME NAVIGATION
Accession by Togo

2017.02.06
MEPC.1/Circ.869
SUMMARY REPORTS AND ANALYSIS OF MANDATORY REPORTS
UNDER MARPOL FOR THE PERIOD 2010 – 2015

2017.01.31
STCW.2/Circ.71
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION
AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED
Communication received from the Government of Jamaica

2017.01.24
MSC.1/Circ.1259/Rev.7
LONG-RANGE IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
(PART I)

2017.01.17
MSC.1/Circ.1294/Rev.5
LONG-RANGE IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
(PART II)

2017.01.17
NWRC.1/Circ.30
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Accession by Belgium

2017.01.17
FAL.5/Circ.39/Rev.2/Corr.1
GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATES
Corrigendum

2017.01.17
LC-LP.1/Circ.81
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
Final report on permits issued in 2013

2017.01.16
MSC.4/Circ.243
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during November 2016

2017.01.16
PAL.4/Circ.29
PROTOCOL OF 2002 TO THE ATHENS CONVENTION RELATING TO THE CARRIAGE
OF PASSENGERS AND THEIR LUGGAGE BY SEA, 1974
Accession by Slovenia

2017.01.09
BWM.1/Circ.40
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Accession by New Zealand

2017.01.09
LC-LP.1/Circ.80
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
Invitation to provide information on the disposal of sewage sludge

2017.01.06
LC-LP.1/Circ.79
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
JOINT WORK PROGRAMME
(2017-2019)

2017.01.06
SLS.12/Circ.151
2014 amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (new chapter XIV) (amendments to make the use of the safety-related provisions of the Polar Code mandatory) (Resolution MSC.386(94))

2017.01.05
PMP.1/Circ.213
2015 amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V to make the use of the environment-related provisions of the Polar Code mandatory) (Resolution MEPC.265(68))

2017.01.05
MSC-MEPC.4/Circ.4
PORT STATE CONTROL-RELATED MATTERS
GUIDELINES FOR PORT STATE CONTROL OFFICERS ON
THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE

2016.12.13
MSC.1/Circ.1562
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS REGULATION XIV/2.2
AND PARAGRAPHS 1.3.2 AND 1.3.6, PART I-A OF THE POLAR CODE

2016.12.12
LL.10/Circ.70
PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966
Accession by Belarus

2016.12.12
MEPC.2/Circ.22
PROVISIONAL CATEGORIZATION OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES IN ACCORDANCE
WITH MARPOL ANNEX II AND THE IBC CODE

2016.12.01
STCW.2/Circ.69
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION
AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED
Communication received from the Government of the Russian Federation

2016.11.29
MSC.1/Circ.1549
NOTIFICATION OF AMENDMENTS TO PARAGRAPH 3.2.5 OF THE IGC CODE

2016.11.28
MSC.1/Circ.1561
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION XI-1/7

2016.11.28
MSC.1/Circ.1559
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF THE IGC CODE
(AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MSC.370(93))

2016.11.28
MSC.1/Circ.1557
HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION (APPLICATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-1/45.11)

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1556
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER 8 OF THE FSS CODE AND THE REVISED GUIDELINES FOR APPROVAL OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS EQUIVALENT TO THAT REFERRED TO IN SOLAS REGULATION II-2/12 (RESOLUTION A.800(19)), AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MSC.265(84)

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1555
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS CHAPTER II-2

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1553
SHIPBOARD ESCAPE ROUTE SIGNS
AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT LOCATION MARKINGS

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1552
AMENDMENTS TO THE GUIDELINES ON ALTERNATIVE DESIGN AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR FIRE SAFETY (MSC/CIRC.1002)

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1490/Rev.1
REVISED UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION III/31.1.4 (MSC.1/CIRC.1490)

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1460/Rev.1
GUIDANCE ON THE VALIDITY OF RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
INSTALLED AND USED ON SHIPS

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1403/Rev.1
AMENDMENTS TO THE REVISED NAVTEX MANUAL

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1364/Rev.1
AMENDMENTS TO THE REVISED INTERNATIONAL SAFETYNET MANUAL

2016.11.25
MSC.1/Circ.1550
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF SOLAS REGULATIONS II-2/10.2.1.3, II-2/10.2.2.4.1.2, II-2/10.7.3.2.3 AND II-2/19.3.1, AS AMENDED, AND PARAGRAPH 2.2.1.1 OF CHAPTER 12 OF THE FSS CODE

2016.11.25
STCW.2/Circ.68
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION
AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED
Communication received from the Government of New Zealand

2016.11.10
SN.1/Circ.244/Rev.1
GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF THE UN/LOCODE
IN THE DESTINATION FIELD IN AIS MESSAGES

2016.11.04
PMP.1/Circ.212
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
Accession by Guinea-Bissau

2016.10.24
PSI.1/Circ.60
PROTOCOL RELATING TO INTERVENTION ON THE HIGH SEAS IN CASES OF POLLUTION BY SUBSTANCES OTHER THAN OIL, 1973, AS AMENDED
Accession by Togo

2016.10.10
CSI.1/Circ.97
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION RELATING TO INTERVENTION ON THE HIGH SEAS IN CASES OF OIL POLLUTION CASUALTIES, 1969
Accession by Togo

2016.10.10
AFS.1/Circ.66
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS ON SHIPS, 2001
Accession by Chile

2016.10.06
HKSRC.1/Circ.6
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND RECYCLING OF SHIPS, 2009
Accession by Panama

2016.09.23
MSC.1/Circ.1503/Corr.1
ECDIS – GUIDANCE FOR GOOD PRACTICE
Corrigendum

2016.09.21
NWRC.1/Circ.27
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Accession by Jordan and Romania

2016.09.20
LLMC.2/Circ.15
CONVENTION ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS, 1976
Denunciation by New Zealand

2016.09.13
LC-LP.1/Circ.78
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972, AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
Invitation to report on activities related to disposal at sea of wastes
and other matter in 2015

2016.08.22
STCW.2/Circ.67
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF
TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING
FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED
Revised format of STCW Endorsements issued by the Cayman Islands
Communication received from the Government of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2016.07.07
MSC.4/Circ.237
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during May 2016

2016.06.30
BWM.2/Circ.59
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Communication received from the Government of Australia

2016.06.20
CT/AGR2012.1/Circ.6
CAPE TOWN AGREEMENT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE TORREMOLINOS PROTOCOL OF 1993 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE SAFETY OF FISHING VESSELS, 1977
Accession by Denmark

2016.06.20
MSC.1/Circ.797/Rev.28
TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING
List of competent persons maintained by the Secretary-General pursuant to section A-I/7 of the STCW Code

2016.06.13
BWM.2/Circ.58
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Thirty-fourth meeting (regular) of the GESAMP* – Ballast Water Working Group
established in accordance with the Procedure for approval of ballast water
management systems that make use of Active Substances (G9)
to be held from 5 to 9 December 2016 at IMO Headquarters

2016.06.13
BWM.1/Circ.37
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Accession by Saint Lucia and Peru

2016.06.10
MSC.1/Circ.1486/Corr.1
GUIDELINES ON ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR LIFEBOAT DRILLS ON MODUs
Corrigendum

2016.06.10
PPR.1/Circ.3
HAZARD EVALUATION OF SUBSTANCES TRANSPORTED BY SHIPS
Report of the fifty-third session of the GESAMP/EHS Working Group on the
Evaluation of the hazards of harmful substances carried by ships

2016.06.10
MSC.1/Circ.1547
GUIDANCE ON THE APPLICATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-1/3-12 TO SHIPS DELIVERED BEFORE 1 JULY 2018

2016.06.09
STCW.1/Circ.150
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING,
CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS, 1978
Accession by the Dominican Republic

2016.06.09
CSC.1/Circ.151
AMENDMENTS TO THE REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS ON HARMONIZED INTERPRETATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL
CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS, 1972, AS AMENDED
(CSC.1/CIRC.138/REV.1)

2016.06.07
CSC.1/Circ.152
AMENDMENTS TO THE GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN APPROVED CONTINUOUS EXAMINATION PROGRAMME (ACEP) (CSC.1/CIRC.143)

2016.06.07
CSC.1/Circ.153
LIST OF LOCATIONS OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ACEP INFORMATION

2016.06.07
CSC.1/Circ.154
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE GLOBAL ACEP DATABASE

2016.06.07
MSC.1/Circ.1527
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS CHAPTER II-2

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1528
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF CHAPTERS 5, 6 AND 9 OF THE FSS CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1529
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF PARAGRAPH 4.4.7.6 OF THE LSA CODE,
AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MSC.320(89)

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1530
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS REGULATIONS III/6.4 AND III/6.5
AND SECTION 7.2 OF THE LSA CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1531
DUE DILIGENCE CHECKLIST IN IDENTIFYING PROVIDERS OF
CTU-RELATED SERVICES

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1534
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL
CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1535
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS RELATING TO THE PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1536
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS REGULATIONS II-1/29.3 AND II-1/29.4

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1537
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF THE 2008 IS CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1538
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL GRAIN CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1540
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF THE 2009 MODU CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1541
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF THE 1994 HSC CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1542
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF THE 2000 HSC CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1543
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION RELATING TO THE IGC CODE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1544
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS FOR THE APPLICATION OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE 2009 MODU CODE AND THE REVISED TECHNICAL PROVISIONS FOR MEANS OF ACCESS FOR INSPECTIONS (RESOLUTION MSC.158(78))

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1545
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-1/3-6, AS AMENDED, AND THE REVISED TECHNICAL
PROVISIONS FOR MEANS OF ACCESS FOR INSPECTIONS
(RESOLUTION MSC.158(78))

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1546
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF THE 1969 TM CONVENTION

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1519
GUIDANCE ON METHODOLOGIES FOR ASSESSING OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS IN ICE

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1520
GUIDELINES ON CONSOLIDATED IMO PROVISIONS FOR THE SAFE CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS IN PACKAGED FORM BY SEA

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1521
AMENDMENTS TO INSPECTION PROGRAMMES FOR CARGO TRANSPORT UNITS
CARRYING DANGEROUS GOODS

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1522
CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS (IMDG) CODE
ANNEXES AND SUPPLEMENTS
Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for
Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide)

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1524
AMENDMENTS TO THE RECOMMENDATION ON HELICOPTER LANDING AREAS ON RO-RO PASSENGER SHIPS (MSC/CIRC.895)

2016.06.06
MSC.1/Circ.1525
GUIDANCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
NATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY LEGISLATION

2016.06.01
COLREG.2/Circ.66/Corr.1
AMENDED TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEMES
Corrigendum

2016.05.20
SN.1/Circ.327/Corr.2
ROUTEING MEASURES OTHER THAN TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEMES
Corrigendum

2016.05.20
SN.1/Circ.333
ROUTEING MEASURES OTHER THAN TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEMES

2016.05.20
SN.1/Circ.334
RECOGNITION OF THE GALILEO GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM
AS A COMPONENT OF THE WORLDWIDE RADIONAVIGATION SYSTEM

2016.05.20
PMP.1/Circ.210
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX IV
Acceptance by Fiji

2016.03.08
PMP.1/Circ.210
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX IV
Acceptance by Fiji

2016.03.08
PMP.1/Circ.209
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
Accession by Fiji

2016.03.08
PMP.5/Circ.84
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX V
Acceptance by Fiji

2016.03.08
SALVAGE.1/Circ.61
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON SALVAGE, 1989
Accession by Fiji

2016.03.08
SAR.1/Circ.95
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE, 1979
Accession by Bahrain

2016.03.08
AFS.1/Circ.65
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL
OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS ON SHIPS, 2001
Accession by Fiji

2016.03.08
BUNKERS.1/Circ.75
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL LIABILITY
FOR BUNKER OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE, 2001
Accession by Fiji

2016.03.08
BWM.1/Circ.36
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Accession by Belgium and Fiji

2016.03.08
IMSO.1/Circ.96
CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILE SATELLITE ORGANIZATION, 1976
Accession by Fiji

2016.03.08
LL.3/Circ.237
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966
Exemptions for dredgers under article 6
Communication by the Government of Luxembourg

2016.03.08
LC-LP.1/Circ.33/Rev.2
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
UPDATED TEXT OF THE
"LONDON CONVENTION/PROTOCOL TC-TRUST FUND"

2016.02.15
LC-LP.1/Circ.76
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
JOINT LONG-TERM PROGRAMME
(2016-2018)

2016.02.15
BWM.1/Circ.35
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Accession by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana

2016.02.09
NWRC.1/Circ.23
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Ratification by France

2016.02.04
MEPC.1/Circ.860
SUMMARY REPORTS AND ANALYSIS OF MANDATORY REPORTS
UNDER MARPOL FOR THE PERIOD 2009-2014

2016.01.31
STCW.2/Circ.65
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION
AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED
Communication received from the Government of Madagascar

2016.01.12
LC-LP.1/Circ.75
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972 AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
Final report on permits issued in 2012

2016.01.05
MSC-MEPC.6/Circ.14
NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS
FOR SAFETY AND POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

2015.12.31
MSC-MEPC.6/Circ.14
NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS
FOR SAFETY AND POLLUTION PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

2015.12.31
IMSO.1/Circ.95
CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL
MOBILE SATELLITE ORGANIZATION, 1976
Accession by Ecuador

2015.12.07
BWM.2/Circ.57
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Thirty-third meeting (regular) of the GESAMP* – Ballast Water Working Group
established in accordance with the Procedure for approval of ballast water
management systems that make use of Active Substances (G9)
to be held from 23 to 27 May 2016 at IMO Headquarters

2015.12.03
PMP.1/Circ.208
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX IV
Acceptance by Honduras

2015.12.02
PMP.6/Circ.74
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX III
Acceptance by Honduras

2015.12.02
SUA.4/Circ.32
PROTOCOL OF 2005 TO THE PROTOCOL FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST THE SAFETY OF FIXED PLATFORMS LOCATED ON THE CONTINENTAL SHELF
Accession by Antigua and Barbuda

2015.12.01
SUA.3/Circ.36
PROTOCOL OF 2005 TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST THE SAFETY OF MARITIME NAVIGATION
Accession by Antigua and Barbuda

2015.12.01
MEPC.2/Circ.21
PROVISIONAL CATEGORIZATION OF LIQUID SUBSTANCES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH MARPOL ANNEX II AND THE IBC CODE

2015.12.01
LC.4/Circ.31
1996 PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972
Accession by Antigua and Barbuda

2015.12.01
FAL.1/Circ.109
FAL.1-Circ.109 - Accession by Antigua and Barbuda (Secretary-General).pdf

2015.12.01
LC.4/Circ.31
1996 PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972
Accession by Antigua and Barbuda

2015.12.01
AFS.1/Circ.63
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS ON SHIPS, 2001
Accession by Viet Nam

2015.11.27
MSC.4/Circ.229
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during October 2015

2015.11.20
LC-LP.1/Circ.74
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972, AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
Announcement of the introduction of an online reporting system for annual reports of dumping of wastes or other matter at sea

2015.11.16
SLS.12/Circ.149
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF
LIFE AT SEA, 1974
Correction of editorial errors in the text of the 2015 amendments to the International
Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying
Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
(MSC.370(93))

2015.11.16
MSC.5/Circ.13/Rev.2
RESOLUTION A.950(23) – MARITIME ASSISTANCE SERVICES (MAS)
Information on Maritime Assistance Services (MAS)

2015.11.09
MSC.1/Circ.1120/Corr.1
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS CHAPTER II-2, THE FSS CODE,
THE FTP CODE AND RELATED FIRE TEST PROCEDURES
Corrigendum

2015.11.06
MSC.4/Circ.228
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during September 2015

2015.11.05
MSC.4/Circ.227
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during August 2015

2015.11.05
MSC.4/Circ.226
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during July 2015

2015.11.05
CSC.1/Circ.150
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS (CSC), 1972
Implementation, testing, inspection and approval
Note by the Secretariat

2015.11.05
MSC.1/Circ.1517
CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS
THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS (IMDG) CODE
Contact information for the designated national competent authority

2015.10.30
BC.1/Circ.73
CONTACT NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICES OF DESIGNATED
NATIONAL COMPETENT AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
SAFE CARRIAGE OF GRAIN AND SOLID BULK CARGOES

2015.10.26
III.3/Circ.3
CASUALTY ANALYSIS AND STATISTICS

2015.10.23
CCC.1/Circ.2
CARRIAGE OF BAUXITE THAT MAY LIQUEFY

2015.10.20
LLMC.1/Circ.59/Rev.1
CONVENTION ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS, 1976
Accession by the Islamic Republic of Iran

2015.10.19
BUNKERS.1/Circ.73
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL LIABILITY FOR BUNKER OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE, 2001
Accession by Djibouti

2015.10.12
OPRC.3/Circ.31
PROTOCOL ON PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND CO-OPERATION TO POLLUTION INCIDENTS BY HAZARDOUS AND NOXIOUS SUBSTANCES, 2000
Accession by Djibouti

2015.10.12
PMP.1/Circ.207
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX IV
Acceptance by the Republic of Djibouti

2015.10.12
PMP.5/Circ.83
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX V
Acceptance by Djibouti

2015.10.12
PMP.6/Circ.73
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
OPTIONAL ANNEX III
Acceptance by Djibouti

2015.10.12
MSC.1/Circ.1392/Corr.1
GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATION AND REPLACEMENT OF
LIFEBOAT RELEASE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS
Corrigendum

2015.10.09
SDC 3/14
Sill and coaming heights for openings on top of deckhouses and companionways
Submitted by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

2015.08.19
PSLS.6/Circ.73
PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974
Accession by Bahrain

2015.08.18
NWRC.1/Circ.20
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Accession by Panama

2015.08.18
SUA.2/Circ.84
PROTOCOL FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF UNLAWFUL ACTS AGAINST
THE SAFETY OF FIXED PLATFORMS LOCATED
ON THE CONTINENTAL SHELF
Accession by Singapore

2015.08.12
PSLS.6/Circ.72
PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974
Accession by Saudi Arabia

2015.08.12
PMP.7/Circ.60
PROTOCOL OF 1997 TO AMEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE
PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY
THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
Accession by Jordan

2015.08.11
PMP.7/Circ.60
PROTOCOL OF 1997 TO AMEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY
THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
Accession by Jordan

2015.08.11
MEPC.1/Circ.856/Corr.1
GUIDANCE FOR ISSUING REVISED CERTIFICATES, MANUALS AND RECORD BOOKS UNDER ANNEXES I, II AND V OF MARPOL FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ENVIRONMENT-RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE POLAR CODE

2015.08.06
LC-LP.1/Circ.73
CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION BY DUMPING
OF WASTES AND OTHER MATTER, 1972, AND ITS 1996 PROTOCOL
Invitation to report on activities related to disposal at sea of wastes
and other matter in 2014

2015.08.06
PAL.4/Circ.25
PROTOCOL OF 2002 TO THE ATHENS CONVENTION RELATING TO THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS AND THEIR LUGGAGE BY SEA, 1974
Reservations under this Protocol

2015.08.03
NWRC.1/Circ.19
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Accession by Cyprus

2015.07.30
STCW-F.1/Circ.14
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND
WATCHKEEPING FOR FISHING VESSEL PERSONNEL, 1995
Accession by Poland

2015.07.30
NWRC.1/Circ.19
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Accession by Cyprus

2015.07.30
NWRC.1/Circ.18
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Accession by the Bahamas

2015.07.27
BUNKERS.1/Circ.72
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL LIABILITY FOR BUNKER OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE, 2001
Accession by Portugal

2015.07.27
NWRC.1/Circ.18
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE REMOVAL OF WRECKS, 2007
Accession by the Bahamas

2015.07.27
LL.3/Circ.236
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966
Exemptions for dredgers under article 6
Communication by the Government of the Netherlands

2015.07.24
LL.3/Circ.236
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966
Exemptions for dredgers under article 6
Communication by the Government of the Netherlands

2015.07.24
LLMC.3/Circ.45
PROTOCOL OF 1996 TO AMEND THE CONVENTION ON LIMITATION
OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS, 1976

2015.07.20
PSLS.6/Circ.71
PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974
Accession by Kenya

2015.07.20
AFS.1/Circ.62
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF HARMFUL
ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS ON SHIPS, 2001
Accession by Kenya

2015.07.20
LLMC.3/Circ.45
PROTOCOL OF 1996 TO AMEND THE CONVENTION ON LIMITATION
OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS, 1976
Accession by Kenya

2015.07.20
MSC.4/Circ.223
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during April 2015

2015.07.16
MSC.4/Circ.224
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
Issued monthly – Acts reported during May 2015

2015.07.16
MEPC.1/Circ.850/Rev.1
2013 INTERIM GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING MINIMUM PROPULSION POWER TO MAINTAIN THE MANOEUVRABILITY OF SHIPS IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS, AS AMENDED (RESOLUTION MEPC.232(65), AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTIONS MEPC.255(67) AND MEPC.262(68))

2015.07.15
BWM.2/Circ.56
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Communication received from the Government of the Netherlands

2015.07.13
BWM.2-Circ.56
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Communication received from the Government of the Netherlands

2015.07.13
MSC.1/Circ.1512
GUIDELINE ON SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
AND HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN FOR E-NAVIGATION

2015.07.13
LLMC.3/Circ.43
PROTOCOL OF 1996 TO AMEND THE CONVENTION ON LIMITATION
OF LIABILITY FOR MARITIME CLAIMS, 1976
Accession by Slovenia

2015.07.09
MEPC.1/Circ.854
GUIDANCE ON THE APPLICATION OF REGULATION 13 OF MARPOL ANNEX VI TIER III REQUIREMENTS TO DUAL FUEL AND GAS-FUELLED ENGINES

2015.07.01
BWM.2/Circ.42/Rev.1/Corr.1
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004
Guidance on ballast water sampling and analysis for trial use in accordance with the BWM Convention and Guidelines (G2)
Corrigendum

2015.06.30
MSC.1/Circ.1501
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-2/16.3.3 FOR PRODUCTS REQUIRING OXYGEN-DEPENDENT INHIBITORS

2015.06.23
MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.4/Rev.4
GUIDELINES ON THE ORGANIZATION AND METHOD OF WORK OF THE MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE AND THEIR SUBSIDIARY BODIES

2015.06.10
MSC.1/Circ.1514
PERFORMANCE STANDARD, FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT
OF SMOKE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

2015.06.08
MSC.1/Circ.1515
REVISED DESIGN GUIDELINES AND OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VENTILATION SYSTEMS IN RO-RO CARGO SPACES

2015.06.08
MSC.1/Circ.1516
AMENDMENTS TO THE REVISED GUIDELINES FOR THE MAINTENANCE
AND INSPECTION OF FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES (MSC.1/CIRC.1432)

2015.06.08
MSC.1/Circ.1507
AMENDMENTS TO THE UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PROVISIONS OF SOLAS CHAPTERS II-1 AND XII, OF THE TECHNICAL PROVISIONS FOR MEANS OF ACCESS FOR INSPECTIONS (RESOLUTION MSC.158(78)) AND OF THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR WATER LEVEL DETECTORS ON BULK CARRIERS AND
SINGLE HOLD CARGO SHIPS OTHER THAN BULK
CARRIERS (RESOLUTION MSC.188(79))
(MSC.1/CIRC.1464/REV.1)

2015.06.05
MSC.1/Circ.1509
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF THE CODE ON NOISE LEVELS ON BOARD SHIPS (RESOLUTION MSC.337(91))

2015.06.05
MSC.1/Circ.1511
UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS REGULATIONS II-2/9 AND II-2/13

2015.06.05
MSC.1/Circ.1504
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF THE GUIDELINES FOR SAFE ACCESS
TO TANKER BOWS (RESOLUTION MSC.62(67))

2015.06.05
MSC.1/Circ.1505
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF SOLAS REGULATION II-2/13.6

2015.06.05
MSC.1-Circ.1510 - Amendment To The Unified Interpretations Of Solas Chapter Ii-2, The Fss Code, The Ftp Code
AMENDMENT TO THE UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS CHAPTER II-2,
THE FSS CODE, THE FTP CODE AND RELATED FIRE TEST PROCEDURES
(MSC/CIRC.1120)

2015.06.05
MSC 95-21-10-Add.1
Joint database IMO/IOM/UNODC on migrant incidents and on suspected
smugglers and vessels

2015.05.22
III 2-9-4
UPDATED SURVEY GUIDELINES UNDER HSSC

2015.05.14
III 2.9.3
UPDATED SURVEY GUIDELINES UNDER THE HSSC

2015.05.08
Circular Letter No.3539
Communication received from Japan

2015.04.13
MSC4Circ219
REPORTS ON ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS

2015.04.09
SAR7Circ12
LIST OF DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS WHICH SHOULD BE HELD
BY A MARITIME OR JOINT RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRE

2015.03.31
Circular Letter No.3516
Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974

2014.12.02
MSC.1-Circ.1496
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION ON THE APPENDIX TO THE SOLAS CONVENTION REGARDING THE RECORDS OF EQUIPMENT CONCERNING
NAUTICAL CHARTS AND ECDIS

2014.11.21
MSC.1-Circ.1494
GUIDELINES ON HARMONIZATION OF TESTBED REPORTING

2014.11.21
BWM.1-Circ.31
BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT

2014.10.25
SLS.14-Circ.571
EXEMPTIONS GRANTED UNDER REG.V/3

2014.10.25
MSC 94-6
PASSENGER SHIP SAFETY

2014.10.25
FAL.3/Circ.210
GUIDELINES ON THE ORGANIZATION AND METHOD OF WORK
OF THE FACILITATION COMMITTEE

2014.10.13
MEPC 67-3-1
RECYCLING OF SHIPS

2014.09.28
MEPC.1-Circ.839-Add.1
Bunker delivery note and fuel oil sampling

2014.09.28
MSC 94-14-2
PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS

2014.09.28
PAL.2-Circ.25
PROTOCOL OF 1976 TO THE ATHENS CONVENTION RELATING TO
THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS AND THEIR
LUGGAGE BY SEA, 1974

2014.09.13
MEPC.1-Circ.839-Add.1
IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF MARPOL ANNEX VI

2014.09.12
MSC.1Circ.1475
GUIDELINES REGARDING THE VERIFIED GROSS MASS OF A CONTAINER CARRYING CARGO

2014.07.08
MSC.1Circ.1476
CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS.
Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for
Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EMS Guide)

2014.07.08
MSC.1Circ.1477
GUIDELINES TO FACILITATE THE SELECTION OF PORTABLE ATMOSPHERE TESTING INSTRUMENTS FOR ENCLOSED SPACES AS REQUIRED BY SOLAS REGULATION XI-1/7

2014.07.08
Consolidated Version Of The Survey Guidelines Under HSSC Of Survey And Certificate
SURVEY GUIDELINES UNDER THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION (HSSC)

2014.06.16
MSC.1-Circ.797-Rev.25
TRAINING AND WATCHKEEPING

2014.06.16
BUNKERS.1-Circ.69
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL LIABILITY FOR BUNKER OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE

2014.06.16
MEPC.1Circ834
CONSOLIDATED GUIDANCE FOR PORT RECEPTION FACILITY
PROVIDERS AND USERS

2014.04.15
PSI.1Circ58
PROTOCOL RELATING TO INTERVENTION ON THE HIGH SEAS IN CASES
OF POLLUTION BY SUBSTANCES OTHER THAN OIL, 1973, AS AMENDED

2014.04.07
NCSR 1-18-2
DRAFT AMMENDMENT TO MSC.1Circ.1210

2014.03.28
PMP.7-Circ.50
AMENDMENT OF INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS

2014.03.28
NCSR 1-13-2
Improvement of the EPIRBs to reduce inadvertent activation.

2014.03.28
NCSR 1-8-4
CONSIDERATION OF LRIT-RELATED MATTERS

2014.03.28
NCSR 1-5
CONSOLIDATION OF ECDIS-RELATED IMO CIRCULARS

2014.03.28
STCW.2-Circ.55
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED

2014.03.24
MEPC 66-9-Corr.1
IDENTIFICATION AND PROTECTION OF SPECIAL AREAS AND PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE SEA AREAS

2014.03.13
SSE 1-WP.5
DEVELOPMENT OF REQUIREMENTS FOR ONBOARD LIFTING APPLIANCES AND WINCHES

2014.03.12
Resolution A.1075(28)
GUIDELINES TO ASSIST INVESTIGATORS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CASUALTY INVESTIGATION CODE (RESOLUTION MSC.255(84))

2014.02.24
MSC 93/2 DECISIONS OF OTHER IMO BODIES
Outcome of the sixty-third session of the Technical Cooperation Committee

2014.02.20
CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO MANDATORY INSTRUMENTS
Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code in relation to the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972

2014.02.17
Requirements for recovery of persons from water
GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS AND PROCEDURES FOR RECOVERY OF PERSONS FROM THE WATER

2013.11.24
AMENDMENTS ON SOLAS CONVENTION
Amendment on SOLAS convention
MSC350(92)

2013.06.21
International convention on the control of harmful Anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001
Accession by Niue

2012.05.29
International convention on maritime Search And Rescue, 1979, as amended
Accession by Niue

2012.05.29
International convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers, 1978
Accession by Niue

2012.05.29
Convention on the international regulations for Preventing collisions at sea, 1972, as amended
Accession by Niue

2012.05.29
International convention on Tonnage Measurement of ships, 1969
Accession by Niue

2012.05.29
International convention for the control and management of ships' ballast water and sediments, 2004
Accession by Niue

2012.05.28
Equivalent arrangements accepted under SOLAS regulation I/5
Maximum rudder angle and time limit at full service speed
Communication by the Government of Sweden

2012.05.21
Equivalent arrangements accepted under section 1.5 of the SPS Code
Openings in watertight bulkheads
Communication by the Government of Malta

2012.05.21
MSC.1/Circ.1377/Rev.6 - list of application service providers for conformance tests and issue LRIT conformance test reports
List of Application Service Providers authorized to conduct conformance tests and issue LRIT Conformance test reports on behalf of Administrations

2012.05.17
Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 as amended
Accession by Malaysia - Corrigendum

2012.05.16
LEG.1/Circ.7
GUIDELINES ON THE ORGANIZATION AND METHOD
OF WORK OF THE LEGAL COMMITTEE

2012.05.11
Exemptions granted under SOLAS regulation I/4
Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS)

2012.05.10
Exemption under rule 1, paragraph (e), Part a of the International regulations for the prevention of Collisions at sea, 1972, as amended
Horizontal Positioning of Masthead Lights
Statement by the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

2012.05.10
Equivalent arrangements accepted under SOLAS regulation I/5
Life-saving appliances
Communication by the Government of the Bahamas

2012.05.08
Reports on acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships
Issued monthly – Acts reported during February 2012

2012.04.30
International convention on SALVAGE, 1989
Accession by Algeria - The Convention will enter into force for Algeria on 26 March 2013, in accordance with the provisions of article 29.

2012.04.27
BWM.2/Circ.13/Rev.1
International convention for the control and management of ships' ballast water and sediments, 2004
Updated Methodology for information gathering and conduct of work of the GESAMP-BWWG

2012.04.26
MSC.6/Circ.12
AIS discrepancy reports
January to March 2012 (Quarterly Report)

2012.04.26
International convention on maritime Search And Rescue, 1979, as amended
Accession by Togo

2012.04.26
MARPOL annex VI Energy Efficiency measures
Brazil requires exception on the application of the “tacit amendment” procedure related to energy efficiency requirements
Communication received from the Federative Republic of Brazil

2012.04.25
Traffic Separation Scheme
Provisional amendments to the existing Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS)
"Off Rodsher Island" including associated routing measures
Note by the Government of the Russian Federation

2012.04.12
Protocol of 1997 relating to MARPOL 1973, as amendedbythe protocol of 1978
Extension by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Isle of Man
The extension to the Isle of Man took effect as from 5 April 2012.

2012.04.11
International Maritime Prize, 2012
The Prize is awarded each year2 to individuals and non-governmental organizations or bodies adjudged by the IMO Council to have made a significant contribution to the Organization's work and objectives.

2012.04.11
Equivalent arrangement accepted under SOLAS regulation I/5
Shipside doors used for pilot transfer
Communication by the Government of Germany

2012.04.03
Alternative design and arrangements accepted under SOLAS regulation II-2/17
Fire safety
Submitted by the Government of the United Kingdom

2012.03.30
MSC.1/Circ.1410
Carriage of Dangerous Goods, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code
Contact information for the designated national competent authority

2012.03.29
Contact names and addresses of the offices of designated National competent authorities responsible for the Safe carriage of grain and solid bulk cargoes
Revised list of contact names and addresses of the offices of designated national competent authorities of Member States' Administrations responsible for matters relating to the carriage of grain and solid bulk cargoes

2012.03.29
Amendments to the IBC Code
MEPC 63 (27 February to 2 March 2012) considered and approved, subject to MSC 90’s concurrent decision, draft amendments to chapters 17, 18 and 19 of the IBC Code for circulation, with a view to adoption at MEPC 64 (1 to 5 October 2012).

2012.03.20
Equivalent arrangements accepted under SOLAS regulation I/5
Shipside doors used for pilot transfer
Communication by the Government of Germany

2012.03.19
T4/1.05 (Note Verbal 2A)
Invitation to a diplomatic conference to consider and adopt an Agreement on the Implementation of the 1993 Torremolinos Protocol

2012.03.19
A1/V/5.02 (Note Verbal 5)
Entry into force of 2010 Manila amendments to STCW 1978 and Code

2012.03.19
Equivalent arrangements accepted under SOLAS regulation I/5
Use of butterfly valves in collision bulkhead penetrations
Communication by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda

2012.03.16
STCW1978 Convention, as amended
Dispensations on Ships Flying the Georgian Flag

2012.03.13
Amendments to the Guidelines on the application of the Strategic Plan and the High-level Action Plan of the Organization (A.1013(26))
Guidelines on the application of the Strategic Plan and the High-level Action Plan of the Organization ("the GAP"), to incorporate within the GAP, and with immediate effect, the checklist for identifying administrative requirements and burdens in the future

2012.03.12
Exemptions granted under MARPOL Annex II and IBC Code
Communication received from the Administration of the Republic of Cyprus

2012.03.08
Exemption granted under COLREG Rule 1, Para (e)
Horizontal positioning of masthead lights
Statement by the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

2012.02.27
Equivalent arrangement accepted under SOLAS regulation I/5
Life-saving appliances
Communication by the Government of the United Kingdom

2012.02.27
Equivalent Arrangement under article I/13 of the STCW
Communication received from the Government of the Netherlands

2012.02.23
Exemptions granted from the provisions of the IMDG code
Memorandum of Understanding for the Transport of Packaged Dangerous Goods in the Baltic Sea
Communication received from the Government of Lithuania

2012.02.22
Exemption granted under regulation I/4
Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS)
Statement by the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

2012.02.22
Equivalent arrangement accepted under SOLAS regulation I/5
Floodable length curves for ro-ro passenger ships with long lower hold or similar spaces
Communication by the Government of Italy

2012.02.22
International convention on the control of harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on ships, 2001
Ratification by Brazil

2012.02.21
Exemptions granted under SOLAS regulation I/4
Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS)
Statement by the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

2012.02.21
Circular letter No.3251
Online Meeting Registration System (OMRS)

2012.02.16
Protocol of 1978 relating to MARPOL 1973, as amended
Extension by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Isle of Man

2012.02.16
Day of the Seafarer
Notification for assignment of 25 June of each year as the “Day of the Seafarer”.

2012.02.14
Reports on acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships
Issued monthly – Acts reported during January 2012

2012.02.10
North American ice service – iceberg information and services
Member Governments are requested to bring this information to the attention of shipowners and shipmasters and other parties concerned encouraging them to immediately report any sightings of ice when near or within the "estimated limits of all known ice" and advising them to be guided by the attached announcement.

2012.02.01
Equivalent arrangements accepted under SOLAS 1974, Reg. I/5
Valves in the collision bulkhead of cargo vessels

2012.02.01
International convention on the control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001
Accession by Barbados

2012.01.31
FP.1/Circ.43
List of recognized test laboratories

2012.01.30
World Maritime Day, 2012
World Maritime Day this year will be observed during the week of 24 to 28 September by IMO.
This year's theme is "IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic".

2012.01.30
Entry into force of 2010 Manila amendments to STCW 1978 and Code
The amendments entered into force on 1 January 2012 for all Parties to the Convention, except Finland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Denmark, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Portugal.

2012.01.30
Protocol of 1988 relating to the international convention for the Safety Of Life At Sea, 1974, as amended
Accession by Montenegro

2012.01.27
Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 as amended
Accession by Montenegro

2012.01.27
MEPC.1/Circ.778
List of Special Areas Under MARPOL and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas

2012.01.26
FP.1/Circ.44
Available halon banking and reception facilities

2012.01.26
MSC.6/Circ.11
AIS Discrepancy Reports from October to December 2011

2012.01.26
Implementation and Enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI
Bunker delivery note and fuel oil sampling Communication received from the Administration of Liberia

2012.01.20
Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 as amended
Accession of the protocol by Yemen

2012.01.19
MSC.1/Circ.1377/Rev.5
List of application service providers authorized to conduct conformance tests and issue LRIT conformance test reports on behalf of administrations

2012.01.19
Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 as amended
Accession by Malaysia

2012.01.09
Res. A 1048(27)
Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2011 TDC Code)

2011.12.20
Res. A 1045(27)
Recommendation on Pilot Transfer Arrangements

2011.12.20
Res. A 1050(27)
Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships

2011.12.20
MSC.1/Circ.1312/Corr.1
Revised guidelines for the performance and testing criteria, and surveys of foam concentrates for fixed fire-extinguishing systems

2011.11.22
MEPC.1/Circ.757
Revised form of supplement to International Air Pollution Prevention certificate

2011.08.08
MSC.1/Circ.1401
Guidelines on tank entry for tankers using nitrogen as an inerting medium

2011.06.09
ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLAS
LIFE BOAT ON-LOAD RELEASE MECHANISMS

2011.05.20
STCW.2/Circ.34
New Format of certificates of competency issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran Portsand Maritime Organization

2010.11.22
MSC-MEPC.5/Circ.6
Guidance on the timing of replacement of existing certificates by the certificates issued after the entry into force of amendments to certificates in IMO instruments

2009.08.06
MSC/Circ.686
guidelines on the means of access to structures for inspection and maintenance of oil tankers and bulk carriers

1995.06.02
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importing vessels

2016.02.29
PMO circ. 37443
loading in landing crafts

2016.02.27
PMO Circ. no. 29781
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2016.02.20
PMO Circ no. 32982
Dry docking in KUWAIT

2016.01.27
PMO circ. 32570
meeting 4-11-94

2016.01.25
PMO circ.30875
double bottom & double hull

2016.01.10
PMO circ. 23840
blue card

2015.11.03
PMO circ. 20861
container ownership

2015.11.02
PMO circ. 23493
fire fighting system in passangerships

2015.11.01
PMO circ. 2873
engine power of japaniess vessels

2015.08.24
PMO circ. 12952
omid inssurance company

2015.07.27
PMO circ. 4755
Wooden and fiberglass vessels

2015.07.01
PMO circ. 2878
life raft capasity

2015.04.26
PMO circ. 1692
wreck removal 2007 into force

2015.04.14
PMO EEDI Circular
Energy Efficiency Design Index

2015.04.14
PMO CIRC15684
EXEMPTION FOR BNWAS

2014.09.28
PMO CIRC.15689
Required exemptions for IRANIAN flag

2014.09.28
PMO CIRCULAR no.13438
Joining I.R.IRAN to MLC

2014.07.20
PMO circular no.15381
scrapping of vessels

2014.07.20
Exemption of BNWAS
exemption of installation of BNWAS

2014.07.20
NIROBI CONvention
Ratification of I.R.IRAN about NIROBI CONVENTION.

2014.07.20
PMO 13855
Requirements of EIAPP

2014.05.04
PMO 15084
Prevention of air pollution from ships

2014.05.04
PMO circular 34470
shipment of timber

2014.04.27
PMO CIRC 39705
Ship's LOG BOOK

2014.04.27
PMO Circ 2003
GT and NT of new vessels

2014.04.27
PMO Circ 5365
Load line and Speed log

2014.04.13
PMO Circ 6643
prohibition use of O.W.S in CASPIAN SEA

2014.04.13
PMO Circ 10983
Implementation of oil pollution prevention convention

2014.04.13
date of keel laying
The date of keel laying

2014.04.05
PMO 11781
the date of keel laying

2014.04.05
circular for life rafts
revocation of exemptions related to life rafts

2014.02.27
Carriage of vehicles in landing crafts
Instruction for loading car/trucks on landing crafts

1392.10.15
Testing of NOx in marine engines
No more exemption on issuance of EIAPP certificate

2013.12.10
BNWAS circular
Amended schedule for implementing BNWAS REG.

1392.09.09
PMO circ. no.23655
circular about carrying of oil in home ports

2013.09.04
PMO CIRC no. 23042
Circular about changing of ship's engine

2013.09.03
Res. A 1048 (27)
آئین نامه اقدامات ایمن برای کشتیهای حامل الوار

1390.11.23
GMDSS Log book
استانداردهای دفتر ثبت وقایع رادیویی

1390.07.26
Oily Water Separator
ممنوعیت استفاده از دستگاه جداکننده آب و روغن کشتیهای تحت پرچم در دریای خزر

1389.02.30
Oily Water Separator
معافیت از نصب دستگاه جداکننده آب و روغن برای شناورهای متردد در منطقه خلیج فارس و دریای عمان

1388.05.31
Immersion Suit
شرایط معافیت نصب لباس شناوری

1384.05.01
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