MEPC 55 update - Chapters 17, 18 and 19 of the amended IBC Code

As reported in Weekly News No. 41/2006 of 13 October 2006, part of the agenda for the 55th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 55) was to review and accept MEPC 55/WP 8, a working paper developed by the drafting group tasked to review the amendments to the IBC Code.


MEPC 55/WP 8 contains a list of the products that have been classified or re-classified since the adoption of the amended IBC Code at MEPC 52 and the 79th Session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 79) in 2004 and the products to be included (to date) in the December 2006 issue of the MEPC.2 Circular.


Although the amendments made since the 2004 adoption will not be officially entered into the Code until 2009, all the products amended or added since then will be included in MEPC.2 Circular 12 due out on 31 December 2006.


Contact: Margaret Doyle or Howard Snaith