Conventions Changes in 2024

2024 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.456(101) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.457(101) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems(FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.458(101) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases Or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels(IGF Code)
SOLAS MSC.459(101) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance Code(LSA Code)
SOLAS MSC.474(102) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.475(102) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases Or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels(IGF Code)
SOLAS MSC.476(102) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
SOLAS MSC.482(103) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.484(103) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.485(103) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance Code(LSA Code)
Load Line MSC.491(104) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to The International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (1988 Load Lines Protocol)
SOLAS MSC.492(104) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
SOLAS MSC.496(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974
SOLAS MSC.497(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974
SOLAS MSC.498(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 1994 (1994 HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.499(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.501(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
MARPOL MEPC.343(78) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Annex of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as Modified by the Protocol of 1978 Relating Thereto Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
MARPOL MEPC.345(78) 2024/07/01 Amendments to the International Code for The Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)

2024 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1460/Rev.1 2024/01/01 HF radiocommunication equipment capable of operating narrow-band direct printing (NBDP) update
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1460/Rev.2 2024/01/01 MF & HF radiocommunication equipment capable of operating narrow-band direct printing (NBDP) update
SOLAS MSC.429(98)/Rev.2 2024/01/01 Revised Explanatory Notes to the SOLAS Chapter II-1 Subdivision and Damage Stability Regulations
SOLAS MSC.480(102) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for Shipborne Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) Receiver Equipment
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1175/Rev.1 2024/01/01 Revised Guidance on Shipboard Towing and Mooring Equipment
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1619 2024/01/01 Guidelines on the Design of Mooring Arrangements and the Selection of Appropriate Mooring Equipment and Fittings for Safe Mooring
SOLAS MSC.502(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 1983 (1983 SPS Code)
SOLAS MSC.503(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code)
SOLAS MSC.504(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1979 (1979 MODU Code)
SOLAS MSC.505(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction And Equipment Of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1989 (1989 MODU Code)
SOLAS MSC.506(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)
SOLAS MSC.507(105) 2024/01/01 System Performance Standard for the Promulgation and Coordination of Maritime Safety Information Using High-Frequency Narrow-Band Direct-Printing
SOLAS MSC.508(105) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for the Reception of Maritime Safety Information and Search and Rescue Related Information by MF (NAVTEX) And HF
SOLAS MSC.510(105) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for Search and Rescue Radar Transponders
SOLAS MSC.511(105) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for Shipborne VHF Radio Installations Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling
SOLAS MSC.512(105) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for Shipborne MF and MF/HF Radio Installations Capable of Voice Communication, Digital Selective Calling and Reception of Maritime Safety Information and Search and Rescue Related Information
SOLAS MSC.513(105) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for Inmarsat-C Ship Earth Stations Capable of Transmitting and Receiving Direct-Printing Communications
SOLAS MSC.514(105) 2024/01/01 Guidelines for the Avoidance of False Distress Alerts
SOLAS MSC.515(105) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for Survival Craft Portable Two-Way VHF Radiotelephone Apparatus
SOLAS MSC.516(105) 2024/01/01 Amendments to the Performance Standards for Radiocommunication Equipment (Resolution MSC.80(70))
SOLAS MSC.517(105) 2024/01/01 Performance Standards for a Shipborne Integrated Communication System (ICS) When Used in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
SOLAS MSC.188(79)/REV.1 2024/01/01 Revised Performance Standards for Water Level Detectors on Ships Subject to SOLAS Regulations II-1/25, II-1/25-1 and XII/12

Conventions Changes in 2023

2023 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
AFS MEPC.331(76) 2023/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships
SOLAS MSC.483(103) 2023/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers
STCW MSC.486(103) 2023/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)
STCW MSC.487(103) 2023/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)
SOLAS MSC.500(105) 2023/12/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
MARPOL MEPC.344(78) 2023/11/01 Amendments to the Annex of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as Modified by the Protocol of 1978 Relating Thereto Amendments to MARPOL Annex II

2023 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.356(78) 2023/01/01 2022 Guidelines for Brief Sampling of Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships
MARPOL MEPC.357(78) 2023/01/01 2022 Guidelines for Inspection of Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships
MARPOL MEPC.358(78) 2023/01/01 2022 Guidelines for Survey and Certification of Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships

Conventions Changes in 2022

2022 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.324(75) 2022/04/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes VI
BWM MEPC.325(75) 2022/06/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004
SOLAS MSC.477(102) 2022/06/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
MARPOL MEPC.328(76) 2022/11/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
MARPOL MEPC.329(76) 2022/11/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
MARPOL MEPC.330(76) 2022/11/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I and IV

2022 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.493(104) 2022/07/01 Amendments to the Performance Standards for Shipborne Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) (Resolution MSC.163(78), as Amended)
SOLAS MSC.494(104) 2022/07/01 Amendments to the Performance Standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) (Resolution MSC.333(90))
MARPOL MEPC.340(77) 2022/06/01 2021 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems
A.1155(32) 2022/01/01 Procedures for Port State Control, 2021
MSC.1/Circ.1640 2022/06/01 Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
MARPOL MEPC.335(76) 2022/11/01 2021 Guidelines on the Shaft/Engine Power Limitation System to Comply with the EEXI Requirements and Use of a Power Reserve
MARPOL MEPC.338(76) 2022/11/01 2021 Guidelines on the Operational Carbon Intensity Reduction Factors Relative to Reference Lines (CII Reduction Factor Guidelines, G3)
MARPOL MEPC.346(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Guidelines for the Development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
MARPOL MEPC.347(78) 2022/11/01 Guidelines for the Verification and Company Audits by the Administration of Part III of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
MARPOL MEPC.348(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Guidelines for Administration Verification of Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Data and Operational Carbon Intensity
MARPOL MEPC.350(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Guidelines on the Method of Calculation of the Attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI)
MARPOL MEPC.351(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Guidelines on Survey and Certification of the Attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI)
MARPOL MEPC.352(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Guidelines on Operational Carbon Intensity Indicators and the Calculation Methods (CII Guidelines, G1)
MARPOL MEPC.353(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Guidelines on the Reference Lines for Use with Operational Carbon Intensity Indicators (CII Reference Lines Guidelines, G2)
MARPOL MEPC.354(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Guidelines on the Operational Carbon Intensity Rating of Ships (CII Rating Guidelines, G4)
MARPOL MEPC.355(78) 2022/11/01 2022 Interim Guidelines on Correction Factors and Voyage Adjustments for CII Calculations (CII Guidelines, G5)

Conventions Changes in 2021

2021 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.315(74) 2021/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes II
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC.460(101)
MEPC.318(74)
2021/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk(IBC Code)
SOLAS MSC.461(101) 2021/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011
SOLAS MSC.462(101) 2021/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC.463(101)
MEPC.319(74)
2021/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk

2021 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.434(98) 2021/01/01 Performance Standards for a Ship Earth Station for Use in the GMDSS
SOLAS MSC.428(98) 2021/01/01 ENCOURAGES Administrations to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in safety management systems no later than the first annual verification of the company's Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021;
STCW MSC.478(102) 2021/01/01 Amendments to Part B of the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1430/Rev.2 2021/01/01 Revised Guidelines for the Design and Approval of Fixed Water-Based Fire-Fighting Systems for Ro-Ro Spaces and Special Category Spaces

Conventions Changes in 2020

2020 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.402(96) 2020/01/01 Requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear
SOLAS MSC.403(96) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems(FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.404(96) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.409(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.410(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems(FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.411(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
SOLAS MSC.413(97)
MSC.414(97)
MSC.415(97)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on Intact Stability ( IS Code)
SOLAS MSC.421(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.422(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases Or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels(IGF Code)
SOLAS MSC.423(98)
MSC.424(98)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.425(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance Code(LSA Code)
SOLAS MSC.436(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.437(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code)
SOLAS MSC.438(99)
MSC.439(99)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code)
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC.440(99)
MEPC.302(72)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
SOLAS MSC.441(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
SOLAS MSC.442(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
SOLAS MSC.443(99)
MSC.444(99)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on Intact Stability ( IS Code)
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC.446(99)
MEPC.303(72)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code)
SOLAS MSC.447(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code)
MARPOL MEPC.280(70) 2020/01/01 Limit for sulphur content of ships' fuel oil (0.50%)
MLC ILC(107th), 2018 2020/12/26 Amendments of 2018 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006(MLC)
MARPOL MEPC.305(73) 2020/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
MARPOL MEPC.314(74) 2020/10/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II and V
MARPOL MEPC.316(74) 2020/10/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes VI
MARPOL MEPC.317(74) 2020/10/01 Amendments to NOx Technical Code

2020 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.407(96) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)
SOLAS MSC.435(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)
SOLAS MSC.427(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances
SOLAS MSC.445(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code)
SOLAS MSC.449(99) 2020/07/01 Performance Standards for Shipborne Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) Receiver Equipment
SOLAS MSC.452(99) 2020/07/01 Amendments to the Revised Performance Standards for Integrated Navigation Systems (INS)
SOLAS MSC.453(100) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships(SPS Code)
SOLAS MSC.454(100) 2020/01/01 Revised Guidelines for Verification of Conformity with Goal-Based Ship Construction Standards for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers
SOLAS MSC.464(101) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships(SPS Code)

Conventions Changes in 2019

2019 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MLC ILC(105th), 2016 2019/01/08 Amendments of 2016 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
SOLAS MSC.426(98) 2019/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes
MARPOL MEPC.286(71) 2019/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
MARPOL MEPC.301(72) 2019/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
BWM MEPC.296(72)
MEPC.297(72)
MEPC.298(72)
MEPC.299(72)
MEPC.300(72)
2019/10/13 Amendments to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004
STCW MSC.455(100) 2019/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)

2019 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.431(98) 2019/07/01 Amendments to the Revised Performance Standards for Enhanced Group Call (EGC) Equipment
SOLAS A.1116(30) 2019/01/01 Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings
MARPOL MEPC.307(73) 2019/06/01 2018 Guidelines for the Discharge of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Bleed-Off Water

Conventions Changes in 2018

2018 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.276(70) 2018/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
MARPOL MEPC.277(70) 2018/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex V
MARPOL MEPC.278(70) 2018/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 10,000 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 20,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2013, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2018
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Cargo ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 500 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2018.
SOLAS MSC.406(96) 2018/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
SOLAS MSC.405(96) 2018/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011
SOLAS MSC.412(97) 2018/07/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011
STCW MSC.416(97) 2018/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)
STCW MSC.417(97) 2018/07/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)

2018 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS A.1122(30) 2018/07/01 Code for the Transport and Handling of Hazardous and Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk on Offshore Support Vessels (OSV Chemical Code)

Conventions Changes in 2017

2017 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
BWM BWM Int’ Conf., 2004 2017/09/08 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM), 2004
MARPOL MEPC.270(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex II
MARPOL MEPC.271(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI
MARPOL MEPC.272(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to the NOx technical code, 2008
MARPOL MEPC.274(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex IV
SOLAS MSC.391(95) 2017/01/01 International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code)
SOLAS MSC.392(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.393(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes
SOLAS MSC.395(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974 (Form of safety certificate for passenger ships; Form of safety construction certificate for cargo ships; Form of safety certificate for cargo ships)
STCW MSC.396(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)
STCW MSC.397(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)
SOLAS
MARPOL
MEPC.264(68) 2017/01/01 International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (POLAR Code)
MARPOL MEPC.265(68) 2017/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V (making the use of the environment-related provisions of the Polar Code mandatory)
MARPOL MEPC.266(68) 2017/01/01 Amendments to regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex I
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 20,000 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 50,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2013, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2017
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 3,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2017
MLC ILC (103rd), 2014 2017/01/18 Amendments of 2014 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
SOLAS MSC.385(94) 2017/01/01 Adoption of International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)
SOLAS MSC.386(94) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, As Amended. New chapter XIV was adopted:Safety Measures for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

2017 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.401(95) 2017/12/31
Installed on or after
Performance standards for multi-system shipborne radionavigation receivers
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1580 2017/06/09 Guidelines for Vessels and Units with Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems
MARPOL MEPC.291(71) 2017/07/07 2017 Guidelines Addressing Additional Aspects of the NOx Technical Code 2008 with Regard to Particular Requirements Related to Marine Diesel Engines Fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems
SOLAS MSC.432(97) 2017/12/31 Amendments to Performance Standards for Multi-System Shipborne Radionavigation Receivers

Conventions Changes in 2016

2016 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Passenger ships constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2016
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Cargo ships of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2016
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 50,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2013, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2016.
MARPOL MEPC.246(66)
MEPC.247(66)
2016/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to make the use of the I I I Code mandatory
MARPOL MEPC.248(66) 2016/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I (mandatory carriage requirements for a stability instrument)
SOLAS MARPOL MSC.369(93)
MEPC.250(66)
2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk(IBC Code)
SOLAS MSC.365(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.366(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended. New chapter XIII was adopted : verification of compliance (IMSAS)
SOLAS MSC.367(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems(FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.368(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance Code(LSA Code)
SOLAS MSC.370(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) (for ships constructed on or after 1 July 2016)
SOLAS MSC.371(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011
SOLAS MSC.372(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
STCW MSC.373(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978
STCW MSC.374(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)
LOAD LINE MSC.375(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended
MARPOL MEPC.256(67) 2016/03/01 Amendment to MARPOL Annex I (amendment to regulation 43)
MARPOL MEPC.257(67) 2016/03/01 Amendment to MARPOL Annex III (amendment to the appendix on criteria for the identification of harmful substances in packaged form)
MARPOL MEPC.258(67) 2016/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (amendments to regulations 2 and 13 and the supplement to the IAPP certificate)
SOLAS MSC.380(94) 2016/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
SOLAS MSC.381(94) 2016/07/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011

2016 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.273(69) 2016/04/22 2012 Guidelines on implementation of effluent standards and performance tests for sewage treatment plants
MARPOL MEPC.275(69) 2016/04/22 Amendments to the 2010 guidelines for monitoring the worldwide average sulphur content of fuel oils supplied for use on board ships
MARPOL MEPC.227(64) 2016/01/01 Establishment of the date on which regulation 11.3 of MARPOL Annex IV in respect of the Baltic Sea Special Area shall take effect
SOLAS MSC.378(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the revised recommendation on testing of life-saving appliances (resolution MSC.81(70), as amended)
SOLAS MSC.384(94) 2016/07/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code). New chapter 15 was adopted.
SOLAS MSC.408(96) 2016/05/13 Amendments to chapter 2 of the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code)
SOLAS MSC.418(97) 2016/11/25 Interim Recommendations on the Safe Carriage of More Than 12 Industrial Personnel on Board Vessels Engaged on International Voyages

Conventions Changes in 2015

2015 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS
LL
MSC.349(92) 2015/01/01 Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code)
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.351(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 1994 (1994 HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.352(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.353(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code)
SOLAS MSC.354(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
LL MSC.356(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to The International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Tankers of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2012, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2015
MARPOL MEPC.238(65) 2015/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I and II to make the RO Code mandatory
WRC LEG/CONF.16/19 2015/04/14 Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007
MARPOL MEPC.251(66) 2015/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI regulations 13(NOx), 19, 20 and 21 (EEDI)

2015 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used

Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS A.1106(29) 2015/12/14 Revised guidelines for the onboard operational use of Shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS)
SOLAS A.1108(29) 2015/12/14 Amendments to the recommendation on pilot transfer arrangements (Resolution A.1045(27))
MARPOL MEPC.259(68) 2015/05/15 2015 guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems
MARPOL MEPC.260(68) 2015/05/15 Amendments to the 2011 guidelines addressing additional aspects to the NOx technical code 2008 with regard to particular requirements related to marine diesel engines fitted with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems (resolution MEPC.198(62))
MARPOL MEPC.262(68) 2015/05/15 Amendments to the 2013 interim guidelines for determining minimum propulsion power to maintain the maneuverability of ships in adverse conditions (resolution MEPC.232(65), as amended by resolution MEPC.255(67))
MARPOL MEPC.263(68) 2015/05/15 Amendments to the 2014 guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained energy efficiency design index (EEDI) for new ships (resolution MEPC.245(66))
MARPOL MEPC.269(68) 2015/05/15 2015 guidelines for the development of the inventory of hazardous materials
SOLAS MSC.398(95) 2015/06/05 Amendments to part B of the International Code on Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code)
SOLAS MSC.399(95) 2015/06/05 Amendments to the guidelines for the application of plastic pipes on ships (resolution A.753(18), as amended by resolution MSC.313(88))
SOLAS MSC.400(95) 2015/06/08 Amendments to the revised performance standards and functional requirements for the long-range identification and tracking of ships (resolution MSC.263(84), as amended)
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1395/Rev.2 2015/06/12 Lists of solid bulk cargoes for which a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system may be exempted or for which a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system is ineffective
MARPOL MEPC.261(68) 2015/09/01 Amendments to the 2014 guidelines on survey and certification of the energy efficiency design index (EEDI) (resolution MEPC.254(67))
SOLAS MSC.363(92) 2015/07/01 Performance standards for electronic inclinometers
SOLAS MSC.359(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)