Lastest Circulars

10 APRIL 2012

In order to further improve the safety of pilot transfer, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted amendments to
SOLAS regulation V/23 coming in force on July 1st, 2012.

27 MARCH 2012

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2010
(2010 FTP Code) and amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/3.23

23 MARCH 2012

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to SOLAS regulation V/18 following incorrect AIS data being transmitted. The amendments require an annual testing of the automatic identification system (AIS).

21 MARCH 2012

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopts the International Code on the enhanced programme of inspections during surveys for bulk carriers and oil tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code).

20 MARCH 2012

This Circular aims to remind attending Surveyors regarding the correct completion of International Load Line Certificate. After a review of the submitted Certificates it is found that the section of how a vessel is assigned the freeboard marks it is sometimes incorrectly completed by attending Surveyors.

2 MARCH 2012

Following Circular C11032 published on 27/10/2011, DBS would like to inform once again the auditors regarding the revised Section A-VIII/1 of the Convention.

28 FEBRUARY 2012

The results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines as carried out in the Tokyo MOU region from 01/09/11 to 30/11/11 have been announced.

17 FEBRUARY 2012

The new Chapter 8 of MARPOL 73/78 ANNEX I regarding the prevention of pollution during transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers at sea comes in force this year which includes new regulations 40, 41 & 42.


Amendments to SOLAS V/19.2.10 have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) through MSC.282(86) as
adopted on June 5th, 2009. ECDIS becomes mandatory and shall be fitted onboard new passenger vessels, chemical tankers and oil tankers as discussed in this Circular.

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