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IMDG Code, 2012 Edition (inc. Amdt 36-12) 2 volumes
The IMDG Code has undergone many changes over the years, in both format and content, in order to keep up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry. Amendment 36-12 includes revisions to various sections of the Code and to transport requirements for specific substances. It was adopted by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its ninetieth session in May 2012.
The Code, as amended by Amendment 36-12, is mandatory as from 1 January 2014 but may be applied by Administrations in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2013.
The two-volume Code is divided into seven parts:
Volume 1 (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code) contains sections on:
general provisions, definitions, training
packing and tank provisions
construction and testing of packagings, IBCs, large packagings, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles
Volume 2 contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions), appendix A (generic and N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names), appendix B (Glossary of terms) and an index.
IMDG Code Supplement, 2010 Edition
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code relates to the safe carriage of dangerous goods by sea, but does not include all details of procedures for packing of dangerous goods or actions to take in the event of an emergency or accident involving personnel who handle goods at sea. These aspects are covered by the publications that are associated with the IMDG Code, which are included in this Supplement.
Within a continuing process of revision of publications that are relevant to the IMDG Code, The EmS Guide: Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods was further amended at the eighty-seventh session of MSC in May 2010, and the details are described in MSC.1/Circ.1360. Also at the eighty-seventh session of MSC, Revised Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships and Revised Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo transport units were approved.
The Supplement also includes texts of the Medical First Aid Guide, descriptions of the reporting procedures for incidents involving dangerous goods, harmful substances and/or marine pollutants, the IMO/ILO/UNECE Guidelines for packing of cargo transport units, the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on board Ships and other appropriate Assembly resolutions, resolutions and circulars of the Maritime Safety Committee and circulars of the Facilitation Committee and of the Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers.
Note: The IMO/ILO/UNECE Guidelines for packing of cargo transport units are currently under review and have not yet been updated to reflect, where necessary, recent changes in the IMDG Code. Users of the Guidelines should refer to chapters 5.2 and 5.3 of the IMDG Code for the correct labels, placards, marks and signs.
IMSBC Code and Supplement, 2013 Edition (inc. Amdt 02-13)
The IMSBC Code, adopted on 4 December 2008 by resolution MSC.268(85), entered into force on 1 January 2011, from which date it was made mandatory under the provisions of the SOLAS Convention. The Code was amended by resolution MSC.354(92), incorporating amendment 02-13, which may be applied from 1 January 2014 on a voluntary basis, anticipating its envisaged official entry into force on 1 January 2015.
BLU Code (inc. BLU Manual), 2011 Edition
BLU Code including BLU Manual contains the Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers, incorporating all amendments up to and including 2010, and the Manual on loading and unloading of solid bulk cargoes for terminal representatives, incorporating all amendments up to and including 2010. Also presented is Additional considerations for the safe loading of bulk carriers (MSC.1/Circ.1357).
Timber Deck Cargoes (TDC) Code, 2012 Edition
The Code of Safe Practice for Ships carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2011 TDC Code) was adopted by resolution A.1048(27) at the twenty-seventh session of IMO's Assembly in November 2011. This Code revises and updates the previous Code adopted in 1991 by resolution A.715(17).
The 2011 TDC Code is non-mandatory and applies to all ships of 24 m or more in length carrying a timber deck cargo. The Code aims to ensure that stowage and cargo securing arrangements for timber deck cargoes enable a safe yet rational securing of the cargo so that it is satisfactorily prevented from shifting. 2011 TDC Code also includes alternative design principles, taking into account the acceleration forces cargo may be subjected to throughout the voyage.
Convention for Safe Containers (CSC 1972), 2014 Ed
The International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC 1972) has two goals:
- to maintain a high level of safety of human life in the transport and handling of containers by providing acceptable test procedures and related strength requirements; and
- to provide uniform international safety regulations, equally applicable to all modes of surface transport, thereby avoiding the proliferation of divergent national regulations.
The amendments to CSC 1972 adopted by resolution MSC.355(92) entered into force on 1 July 2014 and include:
- new definitions at the beginning of annexes I and II, along with consequential amendments to ensure uniform usage of terminology throughout CSC 1972;
- amendments to align all physical dimensions and units to the SI system;
- the introduction of a transitional period for marking containers with restricted stacking capacity, as required under the relevant standard; and
- the inclusion in annex III of the list of deficiencies which do not require an immediate out-of-service decision by the control officer but do require additional safety measures to enable safe ongoing transport.
Carriage of Cargoes & Persons by OSV ( OSV Code), 2000 Edition
CODE OF SAFE PRACTICE FOR THE CARRIAGE OF CARGOES AND PERSONS BY OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS (OSV CODE), 2000 Edition
The purpose of this Code was adopted by resolution A.863(20), is to provide, for both operator and contractor, an international Stardard to avoid or reduce to a minimum the hazzards which affect offshore supply vessels in their daily operation of carrying cargoes and persons from and between offshore installations.
This standard should be considered when implementing a safety management system within the meaning of paragraph 1.4 of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.
Guidelines for LHNS by OSVs, 2007 Edition
This publication is now ONLY available in e-reader format.
Guidelines for the transport and handling of limited amounts of hazardous and noxious liquid substances in bulk on offshore support vessels were adopted by Assembly resolution A.673(16) on 19 October 1989.
These Guidelines were amended and adopted by MEPC resolution MEPC.158(55) on 13 October 2006 and by MSC resolution MSC.236(82) on 1 December 2006.
The Guidelines have been developed in accordance with the provisions set forth in regulation 11(2) of Annex II to MARPOL 73/78 and in recognition of the need for standards which provide an alternative to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk for these types of vessels.
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Cargo Stowage & Securing (CSS) Code, 2011 Edition
This publication presents amendments to the CSS Code, as amended. The most recent amendments, approved at the eighty-seventh session of the Maritime Safety Committee (12 to 21 May 2010), include a new annex 14 on Guidance on providing safe working
conditions for securing of containers on deck:
- Guidance on providing safe working conditions for securing of containers on deck;
- Revised guidelines for the preparation of the Cargo Securing Manual;
- Amendments to the elements to be taken into account when considering the safe stowage and securing of cargo units and vehicles in ships;
- Amendments to the guidelines for securing arrangements for the transport of road vehicles on ro-ro ships.
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