Resolution, Amendments to Resolutions, Guidelines, Interim Guidelines and Unified Interpretations Adopted/Approved by the 61st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 61) of IMO and Circulars -reg.

Engineering Circular No. 131

NO :ENG/IMO-39(1)/05                                                                                                                      Dated 09.12.2010.

SUB :-Resolution, Amendments to Resolutions, Guidelines, Interim Guidelines and Unified Interpretations Adopted/Approved by the 61st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 61) of IMO and Circulars - reg.

  1. Background: During the MEPC 61 meeting held during 27th September 2010 to 1st October, 2010, a number of resolutions, amendments to resolutions, guidelines, interim guidelines and unified interpretations (UIs) were adopted/ approved, the Resolutions and Circulars which requires immediate attention and compliance are as listed below (paragraph 3) and are available on the DGS website: www.dgshipping.com, shipping notices, Engineering Branch, MARPOL 73/78.
  2. Purpose: To update ship builders, ship-owners, ship managers, shipping-agents, masters, officers of Indian registered ships, oil refineries, bunker suppliers and the surveyors regarding the resolutions, amendments to resolutions, guidelines, interim guidelines and unified interpretations (UIs) adopted/approved by the 61st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 61) of International Maritime Organization and implementation of the requirements stated therein by all concerned.
  3. Resolutions and circulars:
    1. Resolution MEPC. 192(61) (Annex 1 of MEPC 61/24)-2010 Guidelines for monitoring the world wide average sulphur content of fuel oils supplied for use onboard ships.
    2. Resolutions MEPC. 193(61) (Annex 9 of MEPC 61/24) - Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships, 1973 (Revised MARPOL Annex -III).
    3. Resolution MEPC. 194(61) (Annex 10 of MEPC 61/24) - Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships, 1973, as modified by the protocol of 1978 relating there to (revised form of supplement to the IAPP certificate).
    4. Resolution MEPC. 195(61) (Annex 16 of MEPC 61/24) - 2010 Guidelines for survey and certification of Anti- fouling systems on ships.
    5. MEPC.1/Circ. 736 dated 08th November, 2010 - Guidance for the recording of operations in the oil record book Part - I Machinery space operations (all ships).
    6. Unified interpretations to regulations 12.2, 3 and 4 of MARPOL Annex-1 (Annex 14 of MEPC.61/24). This issues with the approval of the competent authority.:

 

 

Sd /-
( D. Mehrotra )
Dy. Chief Surveyor cum Sr. DDG (Tech)

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