Lastest Circulars

12 JULY 2013

As already been informed through DBS Circular C12027 on August 20, 2013 the MLC, 2006 is coming in force and by then, all ships must be inspected and certified under the requirements of the Convention. This circular lays down the inspection and certification process under DBS.

3 JULY 2013

This is a reminder that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued revised guidelines for the maintenance and inspection of fire protection systems and appliances already in force since May 31, 2013. Ship Managers should assure that the existing maintenance programme onboard follows the revised guidelines

2 JULY 2013

Following a number of PSC inspection it has been observed that deficiencies have been imposed due to the fact that the list of national operational contact points is not updated in SOPEP and SMPEP. This circular contains the updated contact list to be included, as an appendix, to these shipboard pollution emergency plans.

22 MAY 2013

Amendments to SOLAS regulation III/20.11.2 on operational readiness, maintenance and inspections have been adopted with a new sub-paragraph 4 on the operational test of free-fall lifeboats. More specifically, a simulated launch is accepted when conducting drills of free-fall lifeboats.

25 APRIL 2013

Sierra Leone International Ship Registry has issued a Marine Notification regarding the voluntary compliance with the ILO MLC, 2006 requirements.

4 APRIL 2013

Regional arrangements for port reception facilities under the requirements of MARPOL Annex I and II have been expanded to Annexes IV, V and VI.

27 MARCH 2013

PSC division is initiating a Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Life Saving Appliances (LSA) for all cargo ships under DBS starting on 01/04/2013.

22 MARCH 2013

Following the latest Port State Control analysis of DBS inspection regime it has been noted that the most common causes for deficiencies on board remain the servicing of life saving appliances, safety of navigation and firefighting equipment. As a consequence further measures have been adopted by DBS to eliminate the number of deficiencies as outlined in this Circular.

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