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2017 Download all valid MSINs of 2017
1/2017 (PDF) Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Notes Current as at 1 January 2017
(Annex 1, Annex 2A, Annex 2B) (PDF)
2/2017 (PDF) Transitional Arrangement for Implementing the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code (Annex 1) (PDF)

3/2017 (PDF) Entry into Force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004
4/2017 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2017 (Annex 1) (PDF)

5/2017 (PDF) A fatal electrocution accident happened when using electric hoist for lifting operation
6/2017 (PDF) Two stevedores and one bulldozer operator were collapsed inside the stair trunk for entry to cargo hold
7/2017 (PDF) Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)

8/2017 (PDF) 2016 Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8) (Annex 1) (PDF)

9/2017 (PDF) A fitter was struck by a falling hook block of a monorail transverse hoist
10/2017 (PDF) Amendments to MARPOL Annex I (Form B of the Supplement to the IOPP Certificate) and Annex V (HME substances and Garbage Record Book) (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)

11/2017 (PDF) Interim Guidance on the Requirements of the STCW Convention, 1978 as Amended (Annex 1) (PDF)

12/2017 (PDF) A chief engineer fell overboard and drowned while climbing down a pilot ladder
13/2017 (PDF) Guidance for Good Practice on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 ) (PDF)

14/2017 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2017 (Annex 1) (PDF)

2016 Download all valid MSINs of 2016
2/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
(Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)

3/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code) (Annex 1)
4/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations and Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2, the FSS and FTP Codes (Annex 1, Annex 2,Annex 3, Annex 4 ) (PDF)

5/2016 (PDF) List of Recognized Test Laboratories relating to the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code) (Annex 1)
6/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of Regulation 36(6) of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (Annex 1)
7/2016 (PDF) 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 (Annex 1)
8/2016 (PDF) Guidance on Pressure Testing of Boundaries of Cargo Oil Tanks under Direction of the Master (Annex 1)
9/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of the Guidelines for Safe Access to Tanker Bows (Resolution MSC.62(67)) (Annex 1)
10/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of the provisions of SOLAS Chapters II-1 and XII, of the technical provisions for means of access for inspections (resolution MSC.158(78)) and of the performance standards for water level detectors on bulk carriers and single hold cargo ship other than bulk carriers (resolution MSC.188(79)) (MSC.1/Circ.1464/Rev.1) (Annex 1)
11/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships (Resolution MSC.337(91)) (Annex 1)
12/2016 (PDF) Performance Standard, Functional Requirements and System Requirements for the Assessment of Smoke Management Systems (Annex 1)
13/2016 (PDF) Revised Design Guidelines and Operational Recommendations for Ventilation Systems in Ro-ro Cargo Spaces (Annex 1)
14/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire Protection Systems and Appliances (MSC.1/Circ.1432) (Annex 1)
16/2016 (PDF) Fatal illnesses of Malaria happened on board Hong Kong Registered Ships in Central Africa
17/2016 (PDF) Rescue boat Accident
18/2016 (PDF) Fatal accident in closing weather-tight door at rough sea
19/2016 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2016(Annex 1)
20/2016 (PDF) Sampling of Fuel Oil for Determination of Compliance under Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
21/2016 (PDF) Guidance on the Zika Virus Disease Situation Report Issued by WHO (Annex 1)
22/2016 (PDF) A fatal accident while unmooring operation on poop deck
23/2016 (PDF) IMO Circular – "Verification of the gross mass of packed containers – amendments to SOLAS regulation VI/2" (Annex 1)
24/2016 (PDF) Implementation of the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution) Regulation (Annex 1)
25/2016 (PDF) Additional Recognized Classification Society of the Hong Kong Shipping Register
26/2016 (PDF) Fatal accident due to falling at height from a vertical ladder inside the cargo hold
27/2016 (PDF) A Man fell overboard and drowned
28/2016 (PDF) Fatal man overboard accident happened when working over ship side
29/2016 (PDF) Extension of the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 to Hong Kong
31/2016 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 (Amendment) Regulation 2016
(Annex 1) (PDF)
32/2016 (PDF) A fatal accident while climbing down a vertical ladder
33/2016 (PDF) Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 ) (PDF)
34/2016 (PDF) Implementation of the Merchant Shipping (Safety) (High Speed Craft) (Amendment) Regulation 2016
(Annex 1) (PDF)
35/2016 (PDF) Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI and the NOx Technical Code 2008
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
36/2016 (PDF) Amendments to MARPOL Annex IV
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3) (PDF)
37/2016 (PDF) Revised GESAMP Hazard Evaluation Procedure under MARPOL Annex II
(Annex 1) (PDF)
38/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations
(Annex 1) (PDF)
39/2016 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2016
(Annex 1) (PDF)
40/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and its Protocol 1978 and Protocol 1988
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
41/2016 (PDF) The exemptible clauses in accordance with the International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft for Hong Kong registered high speed craft engaged in cross-boundary voyages
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
42/2016 (PDF) Grounding of vessel when anchoring
43/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 and the STCW Code
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
44/2016 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2016
(Annex 1) (PDF)
45/2016 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (South Sudan) Regulation
(Annex 1) (PDF)
46/2016 (PDF) Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 , Annex 6 , Annex 7 , Annex 8 , Annex 9 , Annex 10 ,Annex 11 , Annex 12 , Annex 13 , Annex 14 , Annex 15 , Annex 16) (PDF)
47/2016 (PDF) Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing SOLAS Chapter V Requirements
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
48/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
49/2016 (PDF) Implementation of the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 to Hong Kong
50/2016 (PDF) Amendments to Inspection Programmes for cargo transport units carrying Dangerous Goods
(Annex 1) (PDF)
51/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for ships carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
52/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, Amendment 38-16
(Annex 1) (PDF)
53/2016 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Iran) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation and the United Nations Sanctions (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - Iran) Regulation
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
54/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
(Annex 1) (PDF)
55/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations on the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
(Annex 1) (PDF)
56/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the 1969 TM Convention
(Annex 1) (PDF)
57/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the 1994 HSC Code and the 2000 HSC Code
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
58/2016 (PDF) Guidance on the Application of SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-12 to Ships Delivered Before 1 July 2018
(Annex 1) (PDF)
59/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulations III/6.4 and III/6.5 and Section 7.2 of the LSA Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
60/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2
(Annex 1) (PDF)
61/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulations II-1/29.3 and II-1/29.4
(Annex 1) (PDF)
62/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-1
(Annex 1) (PDF)
63/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations relating to the Application of SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-6, As Amended, and the Revised Technical Provisions for Means of Access for Inspections (Resolution MSC.158(78))
(Annex 1) (PDF)
64/2016 (PDF) Adoption of the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
65/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the 2008 IS Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
66/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of Chapters 5, 6 and 9 of the FSS Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
67/2016 (PDF) Amendments to the Recommendation on Helicopter Landing Areas on Ro-Ro Passenger Ships (MSC/CIRC.895)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
68/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of Paragraph 4.4.7.6 of the LSA Code, as amended by Resolution MSC.320(89)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
69/2016 (PDF) Due Diligence Checklist in Identifying Providers of CTU-Related Services
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3) (PDF)
70/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretation relating to The International Grain Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
71/2016 (PDF) Unified Interpretation relating to the IGC Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
72/2016 (PDF) Guidelines on Consolidated IMO Provisions for the Safe Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Packaged Form by Sea
(Annex 1) (PDF)
73/2016 (PDF) International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS), 1974, As Amended
(Annex 1) (PDF)
74/2016 (PDF) Issue of Medical Fitness Certificate
(Annex 1) (PDF)
2015 Download all valid MSINs of 2015
2/2015 (PDF) Deck crane collapsed due to improper operation
3/2015 (PDF) Crew fell overboard from accommodation ladder of a vessel in Panama Canal
5/2015 (PDF) A fatal accident by welding above the flammable cargo inside a cargo hold
6/2015 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2015
(Annex 1) (PDF)
7/2015 (PDF) Certification under the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
8/2015 (PDF) Non-compliance of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS)
9/2015 (PDF) A Bosun was killed inside an enclosed space
10/2015 (PDF) Guidelines and Specifications for the Implementation of the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
(Annex 1 , Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
11/2015 (PDF) Double Taxation
12/2015 (PDF) Implementation of the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
(Annex 1 , Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
13/2015 (PDF) Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Shipowners Liability) (Amendment) Ordinance 2005
(Annex 1) (PDF)
17/2015 (PDF) Prevention of Pollution by Garbage
18/2015 (PDF) Interim Guidance for In-Service Testing of Automatic Sprinkler Systems
(Annex 1) (PDF)
20/2015 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of Chapters 5, 9 and 10 of the FSS Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
21/2015 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of Part 3 of Annex 1 to the 2010 FTP Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
22/2015 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of Chapter 3 of the FSS Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
23/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related Fire Test Procedures
(Annex 1, Annex 2 ) (PDF)
24/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the FSS and FTP Codes (MSC/Circ.1456)
(Annex 1, Annex 2 ) (PDF)
25/2015 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015
(Annex 1) (PDF)
26/2015 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2015
(Annex 1) (PDF)
27/2015 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Côte d’Ivoire) Regulation 2015
(Annex 1) (PDF)
28/2015 (PDF) A fatal fall to the bottom of a cargo hold when cleaning on the coaming top face plate
29/2015 (PDF) Guidance on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea
(Annex 1, Annex 2 ) (PDF)
30/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
(Annex 1, Annex 2 ) (PDF)
31/2015 (PDF) A bosun died after falling down from a low-rise stepping platform on the main deck
32/2015 (PDF) Lifeboat Accident
33/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
34/2015 (PDF) 2015 Guidelines for the Development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
35/2015 (PDF) Guidance for issuing type approval certificate for oil content meters
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
36/2015 (PDF) Revised PPR Product Data Reporting Form
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
37/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the Annex I of the MARPOL 73/78
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
38/2015 (PDF) Information related to Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis and the Approved Ballast Water Management Systems
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 ) (PDF)
39/2015 (PDF) Fatal accident happened during cargo hold cleansing
40/2015 (PDF) Adoption of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and Amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
41/2015 (PDF) Guidelines for the Implementation of the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 , Annex 6 , ) (PDF)
42/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
43/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
44/2015 (PDF) Fatal accident while climbing down a vertical ladder in cargo tank
45/2015 (PDF) A seaman fell to his death into a cargo hold
46/2015 (PDF) Safe Loading of Cargo in Bulk of Nickel Ore
47/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) and the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code)
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
48/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) – Inert Gas Systems
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
49/2015 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code)
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
50/2015 (PDF) Amendments to Part B of the International Code of Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code)
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
51/2015 (PDF) Explosion of windlass hydraulic motor
52/2015 (PDF) IMO Circular – "Carriage of bauxite that may liquefy"
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
53/2015 (PDF) Maintenance of Shipboard Passenger Lifts
54/2015 (PDF) PORT STATE CONTROL
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
55/2015 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) (No.2) Regulation 2015 and the United Nations Sanctions (Liberia) Regulation 2015 (Repeal) Regulation
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
56/2015 (PDF) Establishment of Emission Control Areas in Chinese Coastal Waters
57/2015 (PDF) IMO Unique Company and Registered Owner Identification Number Scheme
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 ) (PDF)
2014 Download all valid MSINs of 2014
2/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and its Protocol 1978 and Protocol 1988
(Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5) (PDF)
3/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, As Amended – Annex I, Regulations 27(11) and 27(13)
(Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
4/2014 (PDF) Adoption of Amendments to the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks in All Types of Ships and Double Side Skin Spaces of Bulk Carriers and Adoption of Amendments to the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers
(Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
5/2014 (PDF) Adoption of the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships
(Annex 1) (PDF)
6/2014 (PDF) Adoption of Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)
(Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
7/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972
(Annex 1) (PDF)
8/2014 (PDF) Application of the International Convention for the Control and Managment of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004
(Annex 1) (PDF)
9/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
10/2014 (PDF) Fatal Accident Resulting from the Collapse of a Portable Derrick during Cargo Cleaning Operation
11/2014 (PDF) Information on Maritime Assistance Services (MAS)
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
13/2014 (PDF) A total loss of a bulk carrier due to anchor dragging under rough seas and swells
14/2014 (PDF) Clarification on the Applicability Issue relating to IMO Resolution MSC.338(91) regarding the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3) (PDF)
15/2014 (PDF) Avoidance of Entering the Libyan Ports which subject to the Declaration of Force Majeure
(Annex 1) (PDF)
18/2014 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2014
(Annex 1) (PDF)
19/2014 (PDF) Fatal accident resulting from auxiliary boiler explosion during raising steam
20/2014 (PDF) Implementation and Clarification of Security-Related Training
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
21/2014 (PDF) Communication from the Government of Ukraine
(Annex 1) (PDF)
22/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
23/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, As Amended – Annex I, Regulation 2-1
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
24/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code)
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
25/2014 (PDF) Two similar fatal accidents happened to the log carriers while encountered heavy weather at sea
27/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the Annex I of the MARPOL 73/78
(Attachment 1, Attachment 2) (PDF)
28/2014 (PDF) A collision of Vessels in Yellow Sea
29/2014 (PDF) Entry into Force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks
(Annex 1) (PDF)
30/2014 (PDF) Fire safety during oil transfer (PDF)
31/2014 (PDF) Collision of Vessels in the East China Sea (PDF)
34/2014 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2014
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
35/2014 (PDF) A fatal accident in hawse pipe
36/2014 (PDF) Communication from the Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
37/2014 (PDF) Early implementation of the amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/29
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
38/2014 (PDF) Unified Interpretation on the Application of the Performance Standard for Alternative Means of Corrosion Protection for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
39/2014 (PDF) Unified Interpretation on the Application of the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
40/2014 (PDF) Guidelines to Facilitate the Selection of Portable Atmosphere Testing Instruments for Enclosed Spaces as required by SOLAS Regulation XI-1/7
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
41/2014 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulation II-2/9.7.1.1 relating to flexible bellows of combustible materials
(Annex 1) (PDF)
42/2014 (PDF) Provision of Information and Advice on the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak
(Annex 1) (PDF)
43/2014 (PDF) Specific Guidance on the Automatic Function Specified in the Performance Standards for a Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS)
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
44/2014 (PDF) Registration with the MSCHOA and Report to UKMTO
45/2014 (PDF) Report of Marine Incidents
46/2014 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2014
(Annex 1) (PDF)
47/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the BCH Code and the IBC Code
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
49/2014 (PDF) Survey, Audit, Certification and Licensing Arrangements for Hong Kong Registered Cargo Ships
(Annex 1 , Annex 2, Annex 3 , Annex 4, Annex 5 ) (PDF)
51/2014 (PDF) Halon Banking and Reception Facilities
(Annex 1) (PDF)
52/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the MARPOL Annex III
(Annex 1) (PDF)
53/2014 (PDF) Amendments to the Annex VI to the MARPOL 73/78 and the NOX Technical Code 2008
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
54/2014 (PDF) 2014 Guidelines on Survey and Certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
55/2014 (PDF) Guidelines for Port State Control under the Ballast Water Management Convention
(Annex 1) (PDF)
56/2014 (PDF) Amendment to Regulation 43 of MARPOL Annex I
(Annex 1) (PDF)
2013 Download all valid MSINs of 2013
2/2013 (PDF) Revision of the Guide for Cold Water Survival
(Annex 1) (PDF)
3/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter V
(Annex 1) (PDF)
4/2013 (PDF) Guidelines for the Development of Plans and Procedures for Recovery of Persons from the Water
(Annex 1) (PDF)
5/2013 (PDF) Contact Point for Enquiries and Reporting on ECDIS (PDF)
6/2013 (PDF) Adoption of the Revised Performance Standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
7/2013 (PDF) Fatal fall on slippery deck (PDF)
12/2013 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2013
(Annex 1) (PDF)
14/2013 (PDF) Fatal accident caused by a swinging derrick boom
15/2013 (PDF) Falling from height fatal accident inside cargo hold during cleaning
16/2013 (PDF) Thermal oil heater explosion caused by improper maintenance of the burner unit
17/2013 (PDF) Adoption of Amendments to the Performance Standards for Devices to Measure and Indicate Speed and Distance (Resolution MSC.334(90))
(Annex 1, Annex 2 ) (PDF)
18/2013 (PDF) Fatal accident caused by a moving elevator cage
20/2013 (PDF) Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 – Chapters II-1, III, V, VI, VII and XI-1
(Annex 1, Annex 2 ) (PDF)
21/2013 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) – Fixed Foam Fire-Extinguishing Systems and the Automatic Sprinkler, Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
22/2013 (PDF) Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 – Annex II, Regulation 47 – Southern Winter Seasonal Zone
(Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3 ) (PDF)
23/2013 (PDF) Man Falling Overboard during unrigging of combined accommodation and pilot ladder over shipside
25/2013 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) (Amendment) Regulation 2013
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
26/2013 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2013
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
27/2013 (PDF) Amendments to Annex III of MARPOL 73/78
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
29/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapters II-1 and XII relating to the Technical Provisions for Means of Access for Inspections and the Performance Standards for Water Level Detectors on Bulk Carriers
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
30/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks in All Types of Ships and Double-Side Skin Spaces of Bulk Carriers
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
31/2013 (PDF) Guidelines for Verification of Damage Stability Requirements for Tankers
(Annex 1 ) (PDF)
32/2013 (PDF) Minimum Safe Manning
(Appendix 1, Appendix 2 , Appendix 3 )(PDF)
34/2013 (PDF) IMO circular and Hong Kong requirements on certificates, documents and publications that are required or recommended to be carried on board Hong Kong ships engaged in international voyage
(Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
35/2013 (PDF) MF/HF Direct-printing Telegraphy Equipment – Equivalent Arrangements Accepted under Regulation I/5 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974
(Annex 1) (PDF)
36/2013 (PDF) Early implementation of Amendment 02-13 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
37/2013 (PDF) Guidelines for Developing and Approving Procedures for Sampling, Testing and Controlling the Moisture Content for Solid Bulk Cargoes which may liquefy
(Annex 1) (PDF)
39/2013 (PDF) Guidelines for the approval of alternatives and equivalents as provided for in various IMO Instruments
(Annex 1) (PDF)
40/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the FSS and FTP Codes
(Annex 1) (PDF)
41/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the 2000 HSC Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
42/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of the Revised Guidelines for the Approval of Equivalent Water-based Fire-extinguishing Systems for Machinery Spaces and Cargo Pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165)
(Annex 1) (PDF)
43/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of the SOLAS Convention and the IBC and IGC Codes
(Annex 1) (PDF)
44/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/26.3
(Annex 1) (PDF)
45/2013 (PDF) Guidance on the Timing of Replacement of Existing Certificates by Revised Certificates as a Consequence of the Entry into Force of Amendments to Chapters 17 and 18 of the IBC Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
46/2013 (PDF) Revised Recommendations on Harmonized Interpretation and Implementation of the International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, as Amended
(Annex 1) (PDF)
47/2013 (PDF) Application of SOLAS Regulations XII/3, XII/7 and XII/11 – in relation to the meaning of the term "periodical survey"
(Annex 1) (PDF)
48/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of the Application of Regulations Governed by the Building Contract Date, the Keel Laying Date and the Delivery Date for the Requirements of the SOLAS and MARPOL Conventions
(Annex 1) (PDF)
49/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of Paragraph 1.1.4 of the International Life-saving Appliance (LSA) Code
(Annex 1) (PDF)
50/2013 (PDF) Unified Interpretation on Fall Preventer Devices (MSC.1/Circ.1392 and MSC.1/Circ.1327)
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 ,) (PDF)
51/2013 (PDF) Information on the Display of AIS-SART, AIS Man Overboard and EPIRB-AIS Devices
(Annex 1) (PDF)
52/2013 (PDF) Amendments to Resolution A.705(17) – Promulgation of Maritime Safety Information
(Annex 1) (PDF)
53/2013 (PDF) Amendments to Resolution A.706(17) – World-wide Navigational Warning Service
(Annex 1) (PDF)
54/2013 (PDF) Guidance on the Validity of Radiocommunications Equipment Installed and Used on Ships
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55/2013 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation 2013
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56/2013 (PDF) Port Reception Facilities
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59/2013 (PDF) Quality Assurance for Hong Kong Registered Ships
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60/2013 (PDF) 2012 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
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2/2012 (PDF) Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships
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3/2012 (PDF) Certificates of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer
4/2012 (PDF) Recommendation on Pilot Transfer Arrangements
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5/2012 (PDF) Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2011 TDC Code)
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6/2012 (PDF) Issue of Bunker Certificates to Ships that are also Required to Hold a CLC Certificate
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7/2012 (PDF) Fatal Accident while boarding vessel by pilot ladder
8/2012 (PDF) North American Ice Service – Iceberg Information and Services
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9/2012 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2012
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10/2012 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012 and the United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation
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11/2012 (PDF) New Issue of Determinations for Certification Examination
13/2012 (PDF) Closure of Ports of Abkhazia, Georgia
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17/2012 (PDF) Boiler Explosion
18/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of COLREG 1972, as amended
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19/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulation V/23
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20/2012 (PDF) Revised Guidelines on Annual Testing of 406 MHz Satellite EPIRBs
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21/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the 1966 Load Lines Convention and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol as modified by resolution MSC.143(77) relating to the regulation 25(2) and (3) for protection of the crew
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23/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulation II-2/10.6.4 and Chapter 9 of the FSS Code
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24/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-2
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25/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of the FTP Code
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26/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related Fire Test Procedures
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27/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulations II-1/28 and II-1/29
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28/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulation II-2/21.4
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29/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for the Standardization of Lifeboat Control Arrangements
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30/2012 (PDF) Revised Guidelines for the Design and Approval of Fixed Water-Based Fire-Fighting Systems for Ro-Ro Spaces and Special Category Spaces
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32/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for ships carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide)
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33/2012 (PDF) Conversion Table (Record of Amendments) for Part 7 Requirements of the IMDG Code concerning Transport Operations
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34/2012 (PDF) U.S. Coast Guard Final Rule on “Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters”
35/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/48.3
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37/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/3-5
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38/2012 (PDF) Clarification of the Term “First Scheduled Dry-docking” as contained in SOLAS Regulation III/1.5, as amended by resolution MSC.317(89)
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39/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretation of Paragraph 1.2.2.6 of the LSA Code concerning Lifeboat Exterior Colour
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40/2012 (PDF) Awareness of Counterfeit and Substandard Life-Saving Appliances
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41/2012 (PDF) Pilot Transfer Arrangements – Revision of Poster
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42/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
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43/2012 (PDF) Clarification of SOLAS Regulations V/19.2.3.4 and V/19.2.9.2
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44/2012 (PDF) Illustrations of Segregation of Cargo Transport Units on board Containerships and Ro-Ro Ships
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45/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code)
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46/2012 (PDF) Operating Anomalies Identified within ECDIS
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47/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
(Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 , Annex 6 ) (PDF)
48/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the Annex IVof the MARPOL 73/78
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49/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the Annex V of the MARPOL 73/78
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50/2012 (PDF) Security-related Trainings for Seafarers
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51/2012 (PDF) Identification of Float-Free Arrangements for Liferafts
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52/2012 (PDF) Guidelines on Riding Repairs
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53/2012 (PDF) Guidance to Ships’ Crew and Terminal Personnel for Bulk Carrier Inspections
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54/2012 (PDF) Guidelines on the Allocation of Responsibilities to seek the Successful Resolution of Stowaway Cases
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56/2012 (PDF) Recommendation on use of GMDSS Equipment for Non-safety Communications
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57/2012 (PDF) Guidelines on the Configuration of the Reserve Source or Sources of Energy used to Supply Radio Installations on GMDSS Ships
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58/2012 (PDF) Secondary Pressure/Vacuum Relief for Cargo Tanks
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59/2012 (PDF) Document of Compliance with SOLAS Reg. II-2/54
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60/2012 (PDF) Guidelines on Engine-Room Oil Fuel Systems
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61/2012 (PDF) Guidelines on Human Element Considerations for The Design and Management of Emergency Escape Arrangements on Passenger Ships
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62/2012 (PDF) Guidelines on Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs)
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63/2012 (PDF) Measures to Reduce the Number of False Distress Alerts
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
64/2012 (PDF) Inmarst Ship Earth Station Barring Procedures
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65/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for Alerting of Search and Rescue Authorities
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66/2012 (PDF) Guidance for Ships Transiting Archipelagic Waters
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67/2012 (PDF) Guidelines of Shipowners' Responsibilities in Respect of Maritime Claims
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68/2012 (PDF) Guidance on Fatigue Mitigation and Management
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69/2012 (PDF) Interim Guidelines for the Presentation and Display of AIS Target Information
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70/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for Maintenance and Monitoring of On-board Materials Containing Asbestos
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71/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for Monthly Shipboard Inspection of Immersion Suits and Anti-exposure Suits by Ships' Crews
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72/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for Shore-based Maintenance of Satellite EPIRBs
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73/2012 (PDF) Adjustment and Maintenance of Magnetic Compasses
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74/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for the installation of a shipborne automatic identification System (AIS)
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75/2012 (PDF) Guidance for the operational use of integrated bridge systems
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76/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters
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78/2012 (PDF) Effect of European Union's regulation EC 2037/2000 to decommission halon fire protection systems and fire extinguishers by 31 December 2003
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79/2012 (PDF) Principles For Hot Work On Board AII Types Of Ships
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80/2012 (PDF) Use Of Smoke Helmet-Type Breathing Apparatus
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81/2012 (PDF) Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) inside accommodation spaces and machinery spaces
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83/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for Periodic Testing of Immersion Suit and Anti-exposure Suit Seams and Closures
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84/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of the IBC and IGC Codes
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85/2012 (PDF) Revised Guidelines for Passenger Safety Instructions
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86/2012 (PDF) Guidance on Training for Fast Rescue Boats Launch and Recovery Teams and Boat Crews
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87/2012 (PDF) Guidance on the use of the UN/LOCODE in the destination field in AIS messages
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88/2012 (PDF) Harmonization of GMDSS Requirements for Radio Installations on board SOLAS Ships
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89/2012 (PDF) Recommended Means for Extracting Stored Data from Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) for Investigation Authorities
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90/2012 (PDF) Interim Guidelines for the Testing, Approval and Maintenance of Evacuation Guidance Systems Used as an Alternative to Low-Location Lighting Systems
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91/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
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92/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on board Ships (INF Code)
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93/2012 (PDF) Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code)
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94/2012 (PDF) Examination, Testing and Maintenance of Shipboard Lifting Appliances and Loose gear
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95/2012 (PDF) Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and Fire Test Procedures Referred to in the FTP Code
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96/2012 (PDF) Guide to recovery techniques
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98/2012 (PDF) Guidelines for developing operation and maintenance manuals for lifeboat systems
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100/2012 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)(Amendment) Regulation 2012
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101/2012 (PDF) United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2012
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102/2012 (PDF) Approved Onboard Training Programme and Approved Training Record Books for Officer Cadets
(Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)

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