MSC 82 – Circulars approved relevant to ship managers and owners

The MSC 82 approved a number of circulars and circular letters relevant to ship managers and owners.  As the circulars have not yet been finalised and issued by the IMO, INTERTANKO will make them available via our Weekly NEWS in due course.


MSC.1/Circ.1215 - Early implementation of amendments to SOLAS chapter III and the International Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code.


MSC.1/Circ.1217 - Interim Guidance on voluntary self-assessment by Companies and company security officers (CSOs) for ship security.


MSC.1/Circ.1218 - Guidance on exchange of medical information between telemedical assistance services involved in international SAR operations.


MSC.1/Circ.1220 - Voluntary structural guidelines for new ships carrying liquids in bulk containing benzene.


MSC.1/Circ.1221 - Validity of Type Approval Certification for Marine Products.


MSC.1/Circ.1222 - Guidelines on annual testing of voyage data recorders (VDR) and simplified voyage data recorders (S-VDR).


MSC.1/Circ.1223 - Guidelines for pre-planning of surveys in dry-dock of ships which are not subject to the Enhanced programme of inspections.


MSC.1/Circ.1224 - Unified interpretations of SOLAS chapter V.


MSC.1/Circ.1226 - Interim Explanatory Notes to the SOLAS chapter II-1 subdivision and damage stability regulations.


MSC.1/Circ.1227 - Explanatory Notes to the Interim Guidelines for alternative

assessment of the weather criterion.


MSC.1/Circ.1228 - Revised Guidance to the master for avoiding dangerous situations in adverse weather and sea conditions.


MSC.1/Circ.1229 - Guidelines for the approval of stability instruments.


COLREG.2/Circ.58 - New and amended traffic separation schemes.


SN.1/Circ.257 - Routeing measures other than traffic separation schemes.


SN.1/Circ.258 - Mandatory ship reporting systems.


SN.1/Circ.259 - Emergency wreck marking buoy.


Circular letter No.1886/Rev.3 - Implementation of resolution A.600(15) - IMO ship identification number scheme.


Circular letter No.2554/Rev.1 - Implementation of IMO Unique Company and Registered Owner Identification Number Scheme.


COLREG.2/Circ.58 - New and amended traffic separation schemes.


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