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Q. A ship operates permanently in a special area, or is a high-speed craft complying with the HSC Code, on scheduled voyages with a turn-round time not exceeding 24 hours. Does she have to meet the MARPOL Annex I Regulation 14 equipment requirements? A. Not necessarily. The requirements may be waived by the flag state […]

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SOLAS | Chapter 3 | Reg. 6

Chapter 3 | Reg. 6 – Communications 1. Paragraph 2 applies to all passenger ships and all cargo ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards.   2. Radio life-saving appliances 2.1 Two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus 2.1.1 At least three two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus shall be provided on every passenger ship and every cargo ship of […]

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SOLAS | Chapter 1 | Reg. 7

Chapter 1 | Reg. 7 – Surveys of Passenger Ships a. A passenger ship shall be subject to the surveys specified below: i. an initial survey before the ship is put in service; ii. a renewal survey once every 12 months, except where regulation 14(b),(e),(f) and (g) is applicable; iii. additional surveys, as occasion arises. […]

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C-164 [Health Protection and Medical Care]

ARTICLE 8   All ships to which this Convention applies carrying 100 or more seafarers and ordinarily engaged on international voyages of more than three days’ duration shall carry a medical doctor as a member of the crew responsible for providing medical care. National laws or regulations shall determine which other ships shall be required […]

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Following & Quartering Seas

When sailing in severe following or quartering seas, a ship is likely to encounter various kinds of dangerous phenomena, which may lead to capsizing. Although the dynamic behavior in following and quartering seas is not yet covered in present stability standards, much progress has been made in recent years towards understanding the physics of capsize […]

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Q. Which chapter of SOLAS contains fire protection requirements for ships? A. SOLAS Chapter II-2 Construction- Fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction, which was completely revised in 2999. Useful documents on the IMO website include Summary of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and History of SOLAS fire protection requirements.   Read More: Q & A

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SOLAS | Chapter 1 | Reg. 1

Chapter 1 | Reg. 1 – Application a. Unless expressly provided otherwise, the present Regulations apply only to ships engaged on international voyages. b. The classes of ships to which each Chapter applies are more precisely defined, and the extent of the application is shown, in each Chapter. [Applicable for all ships from 25-May-1980] Read […]

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DEFINITIONS

Bulk density – is the weight of solids, air and water per unit volume. It includes the moisture of the cargo and the voids whether filled with air or water.   Cargoes which may liquefy – means cargoes which are subject to moisture migration and subsequent liquefaction if shipped with a moisture content in excess […]

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Q. What is an IMO ship identification number? A. A permanent number, required under SOLAS Regulation XI-1/3 to be marked on all passenger ships of 100gt and over, and all cargo ships of 300gt and over, and which remains unchanged on change of flag. It is composed of the letters “IMO” plus a seven-digit number […]

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Timber Deck Cargo Code

2.5 Loadline 2.5.1 Ships assigned and making use of their timber load line should follow relevant regulations of the applicable Load Lines Convention for stowage and securing of timber as prescribed in the ship’s Cargo Securing Manual. Special attention should be paid to the requirements concerning the breadth of the stow and voids in the […]

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