MSC 83 - MARPOL Annex II (Pre-wash IMO Circulars Optional Shipping Document)

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 83) approved a draft MSC/MEPC circular on the provision of information in respect of products carried in accordance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code. A copy of this draft circular is contained in IMO document MSC 83/2/3 and may be accessed here.

Parties are requested to bring this circular to the attention of their respective chemical, vegetable oil and oleochemical industries, and to draw attention to their obligation to provide information to the carrier pertaining to viscosity and melting point of products prior to shipment, in accordance with paragraphs 16.2.6 and 16.2.9 of the IBC Code.


INTERTANKO reported on this item from the 56th session of IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC56) in Weekly NEWS No. 28/2007 of 13 July 2007, in which we advised members that this circular would be issued. We also advised that INTERTANKO would be issuing an "optional" shipping document, should members wish to use it, in the event that the information is not available in the official shipping documents as required by this circular.

We are pleased to now make this Optional Shipping Document available to our members.

Contact: Howard Snaith