Starting 2nd September 2019 the new edition of the CDI Marine questionnaire 9th Edition Ship Inspection Report (SIR) will be in force.
Guidelines for the recording of the on board ECDIS installation in form E of the safety management certificate are found in MSC.1-Circ.1496.
New rules for the vessels load computer with regard to damage stability are described in MEPC 248 (66).
OIL RECORD BOOK ENGINE ROOM
For advise how to fill in the oil record book for engine room click on MEPC.1-Circ.736-Rev.2.
Proteïne based alcohol resistant foam is subject to annual test for chemical stability in accordance with IMO MSC 1312 # 4.7.
Proteïne based portable foam, if factory sealed, remains valid for a period of 5 years in accordance with IMO MSC.1-Circ.1432 # 7.11.
Dry powder is subject to a two yearly test for moisture content in accordance with MSC.1-Circ.1432 # 8.2.
TANK ENTRY PERMITS
IMO has issued new guidelines for tankers using nitrogen with regard to tank entry in MSC1 Circ1401. “Tank entry for tankers using nitrogen”.
Recent guidelines for entering enclosed spaces can also be found via Res A.1050(27).
It is interesting to note that for the measurement of toxic gas for entry purposes “not more than 50% of the occupational exposure limit (OEL)* of any toxic vapours and gases” is allowed with the definition of OEL explained as follows: It should be noted that the term Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) includes the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL), Maximum Admissible Concentration (MAC) and Threshold Limit Value (TLV) or any other internationally recognised terms.
Details of how to perform the mandatory 2 monthly “enclosed space entry drill” are found in IMO Res. MSC.350(92).
RECOVERY FROM WATER
Updated instructions how to recover persons from the water are described in MSC1_Circ1182.
LIFEBOAT RELEASE SYSTEMS
The latest guidelines with regard to automatic release hooks for lifeboats can be found in MSC.1-Circ.1392.