LATEST SOLAS AMENDMENTS

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Amendments to Forms C, E and P in the appendix to SOLAS certificates

Requirement SOLAS
Resolution No. MSC.456(101)  
Entry into force 2024/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All 1st Jan 2024
Existing ship All All 1st Jan 2024

Passenger ships safety

Requirement SOLAS II-1/8-1  
Resolution No. MSC 436(99)
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship      
Existing ship Passenger ships constructed before 1 January 2014 length, as defined in regulation II-12.5. of 120m or more or having three or more main vertical zones first renewal survey after 1 January 2025

Requirements of maintenance of lifeboats, etc.

Requirement SOLAS III/3 and 20
Resolution No. MSC.402(96)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All 1st Jan 2020
Existing ship All All 1st Jan 2020

Evacuation analysis to passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers other than ro-ro passenger ships

Requirement SOLAS II and III
Resolution No. MSC.404(96)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Passenger Ships carrying more than 36 passengers All Ships keel laid on or after 1 January 2020
Existing ship      

Protection against noise

Requirement SOLAS II-1/3-12
Resolution No. MSC.409(97)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All 1st Jan 2020
Existing ship All All 1st Jan 2020

Foam type extinguisher of at least 135L required for boiler space

Requirement SOLAS II-2/10
Resolution No. MSC.409(97)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All 1st Jan 2020
Existing ship All All 1st Jan 2020

Harmonization of survey periods of cargo ships not subject to the ESP Code

Requirement SOLAS XI-1/2-1
Resolution No. MSC.409(97)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship cargo ships not subject to the ESP Code All 1st Jan 2020
Existing ship cargo ships not subject to the ESP Code All 1st Jan 2020

Amendments to requirements on subdivision and damage stability

Requirement SOLAS ll-1
Resolution No. MSC.421(98)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All 1. Ships contracted for construction on or after 1 January 2020
2. Ships keel laid on or after 1 July 2020, in the absence of a building contract
3. Ships delivered on or after 1 January 2024
Existing ship Passenger ships All 1st Jan 2020

Requirements applied to vehicle space

Requirement SOLAS ll-2/20
Resolution No. MSC.421(98)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All 1st Jan 2020
Existing ship All All 1st Jan 2020

Fire integrity of windows for ships carrying not more than 36 passengers

Requirement SOLAS ll-2/9
Resolution No. MSC.421(98)  
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Passenger ships carrying not more than 36 passengers All Ships constructed on or
after 1 January 2020
Existing ship      

Modernization of the GMDSS

Requirement SOLAS IV, 1994 and 2000 HSC Code 2008 SPS Code and form of the relevant certificates
Resolution No. MSC 435(99) 438(99) 439(99) 445(99)
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All 1st Jan 2020
Existing ship All All 1st Jan 2020

Foam firefighting appliances for helidecks and helicopter landing area

Requirement FSS Code Chapter 17, SOLAS ll MODU Code
Resolution No. MSC 403(95) MSC 404(96) MSC 407(96)
Entry into force 2020/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All All Ships keel laid on or after 1 January 2020
Existing ship      

Amendments to 2011 ESP Code

Requirement SOLAS XI-1/2
Resolution No. MSC.412(97)  
Entry into force 2018/07/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Oil tankers and Bulk Carriers 500GT or over 1 July 2018
Existing ship Oil tankers and Bulk Carriers 500GT or over 1 July 2018

Amendments to 2011 ESP Code

Requirement SOLAS XI-1/2
Resolution No. MSC.405(96)  
Entry into force 2018/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Oil tankers and Bulk Carriers 500GT or over 1 January 2018
Existing ship Oil tankers and Bulk Carriers 500GT or over 1 January 2018

Revision of certificate forms in SOLAS (IGF Code related)

Requirement SOLAS Appendix
Resolution No. MSC 392(95), MSC 394(95). MSC 395(95)
Entry into force 2017/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All PS: AI Cargo ship 500GT or over 1 January 2017
Existing ship All PS: AI Cargo ship 500GT or over 1 January 2017

Safety measures of Polar Code

Requirement SOLAS XIV, Polar Code
Resolution No. MSC.386(94), MSC.385(94)
Entry into force 2017/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship All PS: AI Cargo ship 500GT or over 1 January 2017
Existing ship All PS: AI Cargo ship 500GT or over 1 January 2017

Air quality control system

Requirement SOLAS ll-2/20
Resolution No. MSC 392(95)
Entry into force 2017/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Ships fitted with vehicle, special category and ro ro spaces PS: AI Cargo ship 500GT or over 1 January 2017
Existing ship Ships fitted with vehicle, special category and ro ro spaces PS: AI Cargo ship 500GT or over 1 January 2017

Venting arrangements of cargo tanks

Requirement SOLAS ll-2/4 and 11
Resolution No. MSC 392(95)
Entry into force 2017/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Tanker 500GT or over Ships keel laid on or after 1 January 2017
Existing ship          –      –          –

Newly enactment of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF code)

Requirement SOLAS II-1, II-2, IGF Code
Resolution No. MSC.391(95), MSC.392(95)
Entry into force 2017/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels All 1. Ships contracted for construction on or after 1 January 2017
2. Ships keel laid on or after 1 July 2017, in the absence of a building contract
3. Ships delivered on or after 1 January 2021
Existing ship Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels All Ships converted to use gases or other low- flashpoint fuels on or after 1 January 2017

Amendments to IMSBC Code

Requirement IMSBC Code
Resolution No. MSC.462(101)
Entry into force 2021/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Ships carrying
IMSBC Cargo
All 1 January 2021
Administrations may
apply it on a voluntary
basis as from 1 January 2020.
Existing ship Ships carrying
IMSBC Cargo
All 1 January 2021
Administrations may
apply it on a voluntary
basis as from 1 January 2020.

Amendments to IMSBC Code

Requirement IMSBC Code
Resolution No. MSC.426(98)
Entry into force 2019/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Ships carrying
IMSBC Cargo
All 1 January 2019
Administrations may
apply it on a voluntary
basis as from 1 January 2018.
Existing ship Ships carrying
IMSBC Cargo
All 1 January 2019
Administrations may
apply it on a voluntary
basis as from 1 January 2018.

Amendments to 2011 ESP Code

Requirement 2011 ESP Code
Resolution No. MSC.461(101)
Entry into force 2021/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Oil tankers and Bulk carriers 500GT or over 2021/01/01
Existing ship Oil tankers and
Bulk carriers
500GT or over 2021/01/01

Amendments to 2011 ESP Code

Requirement SOLAS Xl-1/2
Resolution No. MSC.412(97)
Entry into force 2018/07/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Oil tankers and
Bulk carriers
500GT or over 1 July 2018
Existing ship Oil tankers and
Bulk carriers
500GT or over 1 July 2018

Amendments to 2011 ESP Code

Requirement SOLAS Xl-1/2
Resolution No. MSC.405(96)
Entry into force 2018/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Oil tankers and
Bulk carriers
500GT or over 1 January 2018
Existing ship Oil tankers and
Bulk carriers
500GT or over 1 January 2018

Amendments to 2011 ESP Code

Requirement SOLAS Xl-1/2
Resolution No. MSC. 381(94)
Entry into force 2016/07/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Oil tankers and
Bulk carriers
500GT or over 1 July 2016
Existing ship Oil tankers and
Bulk carriers
500GT or over 1 July 2016

The international goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers

Requirement SOLAS II-1/3-10
Resolution No. MSC.287(87) MSC.290(87)
Entry into force 2012/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Oil tanker and
Bulk carrier
150 m or over 1.contracted on or
after 1 July 2016
2. in the absence of a contract, constructed on or after 1 July 2017
3. delivered on or after 1 July 2020
Existing ship       –          –       –

Water level detectors for single hold cargo ships other than bulk carrier

Requirement SOLAS ll-1/23-3
Resolution No. MSC.194(80)
Entry into force 2007/01/01
  Ship type size Implementation Date
New ship Cargo ship 500GT or over 2007/01/01
Existing ship Cargo ship 500GT or over first IS or SS on or after 2007.01.01