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  • Air
    2011 Guidelines addressing Additional Aspects to the NOx Technical Code 2008 with regard to Particular Requirements related to Marine Diesel Engines fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems
    38/2011 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
    47/2012 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 , Annex 6 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Annex VI to the MARPOL 73/78 and the NOX Technical Code 2008
    53/2014 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    2014 Guidelines on Survey and Certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)
    54/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines and Specifications for the Implementation of the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
    10/2015 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
    Implementation of the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
    12/2015 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
    Guidelines for the Implementation of the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78
    41/2015 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3 , Annex 4, Annex 5, Annex 6) (PDF)
    Establishment of Emission Control Areas in Chinese Coastal Waters
    56/2015 (PDF)
    Implementation of the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution) Regulation
    24/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI and the NOx Technical Code 2008
    35/2016 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI 7/2017 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5) (PDF)
    Guidelines and Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI 20/2017 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4) (PDF)
    Entry into Force of new regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI 35/2017 (PDF)

  • Anti-fouling system
    2010 Guidelines for Survey and Certification of Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships 29/2010 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    2011 Guidelines for Inspection of Anti-fouling Systems on Ships 39/2011 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Extension of the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 to Hong Kong 29/2016 (PDF)
    Implementation of the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 to Hong Kong 49/2016 (PDF)

  • Ballast water discharges
    2011 Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling to Minimize the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species 36/2011 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    U.S. Coast Guard Final Rule on Standards for Living Organisms in Ships Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters 34/2012 (PDF)
    Application of the International Convention for the Control and Managment of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 8/2014 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Guidelines for Port State Control under the Ballast Water Management Convention 55/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Information related to Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis and the Approved Ballast Water Management Systems 38/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 ) (PDF)
    Entry into Force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 3/2017 (PDF)
    2016 Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8) 8/2017 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to Ballast Water Management Convention and the adoption of 2017 Guidelines for ballast water exchange (G6) 17/2017 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)

  • Bulk Cargoes
    IMO circular - Carriage of iron ore fines that may liquefy 48/2011 (Annex1)(PDF)
    Early implementation of Amendment 02-13 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code 36/2013 (Annex1)(PDF)
    Guidelines for Developing and Approving Procedures for Sampling, Testing and Controlling the Moisture Content for Solid Bulk Cargoes which may liquefy 37/2013 (Annex1)(PDF)
    Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code 9/2014 (Annex1)(PDF)
    Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code 42/2015 (Annex1)(PDF)
    IMO Circular – "Carriage of bauxite that may liquefy" 52/2015 (Annex1)(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 7/2016 (Annex1)(PDF)

  • Fire protection
    Unified Interpretation of the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code) 23/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    IMO Guidelines on Measures To Prevent Fires in Engine-Rooms And Cargo Pump-Rooms 13/2009 (Annex1)(PDF)
    IMO Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspections of Fixed Carbon Dioxide Fire-extinguishing Systems 39/2009 (Annex1)(PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) - Fixed Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems 52/2011
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulation II-2/10.6.4 and Chapter 9 of the FSS Code 23/2012
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of the FTP Code 25/2012
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related Fire Test Procedures 26/2012
    (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Revised Guidelines for the Design and Approval of Fixed Water-Based Fire-Fighting Systems for Ro-Ro Spaces and Special Category Spaces 30/2012
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Effect of European Union's regulation EC 2037/2000 to decommission halon fire protection systems and fire extinguishers by 31 December 2003 78/2012
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) inside accommodation spaces and machinery spaces 81/2012
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Interim Guidelines for the Testing, Approval and Maintenance of Evacuation Guidance Systems Used as an Alternative to Low-Location Lighting Systems 90/2012
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and Fire Test Procedures Referred to in the FTP Code 95/2012
    (Annex 1) (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 21/2013
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the FSS and FTP Codes 40/2013
    (Annex 1) (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) 42/2013
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Adoption of Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) 6/2014
    (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Interim Guidance for In-Service Testing of Automatic Sprinkler Systems 18/2015
    (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of Chapters 5, 9 and 10 of the FSS Code 20/2015
    (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of Part 3 of Annex 1 to the 2010 FTP Code 21/2015
    (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of Chapter 3 of the FSS Code 22/2015
    (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related Fire Test Procedures 23/2015
    (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the FSS and FTP Codes (MSC/Circ.1456) 24/2015
    (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) – Inert Gas Systems 48/2015
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations and Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2, the FSS and FTP Codes 4/2016
    (Annex 1, Annex 2,Annex 3, Annex 4) (PDF)
    List of Recognized Test Laboratories relating to the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code) 5/2016
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of the Guidelines for Safe Access to Tanker Bows (Resolution MSC.62(67)) 9/2016
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Performance Standard, Functional Requirements and System Requirements for the Assessment of Smoke Management Systems 12/2016
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Revised Design Guidelines and Operational Recommendations for Ventilation Systems in Ro-ro Cargo Spaces 13/2016
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Revised Guidelines for the Maintenance and Inspection of Fire Protection Systems and Appliances (MSC.1/Circ.1432) 14/2016
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of Chapters 5, 6 and 9 of the FSS Code 66/2016
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Recommendation on Helicopter Landing Areas on Ro-Ro Passenger Ships (MSC/CIRC.895) 67/2016
    (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) 31/2017
    (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • Garbage
    Discharge of Cargo Hold Washing Water in the Gulfs Area, Mediterranean Sea Area and Wider Caribbean Region under MARPOL Annex V 20/2010 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Annex V to the MARPOL 73/78 49/2012 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ,Annex 3 , Annex 4) (PDF)
    Prevention of Pollution by Garbage 17/2015 (PDF)
    Adoption of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and Amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL 40/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to MARPOL Annex I (Form B of the Supplement to the IOPP Certificate) and Annex V (HME substances and Garbage Record Book) 10/2017 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    2017 Guidelines for the implementation of MARPOL Annex V 19/2017 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    New Garbage Record Book (Part I / Part II) in accordance with the amendments to MARPOL Annex V 36/2017 (PDF)

  • GC Code
    Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code) 3/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code) 93/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • GMDSS
    Application for the issue of Hong Kong GMDSS Certificate of Equivalent Competency and Endorsement under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), as amended 27/2009 (PDF)
    Revised Guidelines on Annual Testing of 406 MHz Satellite EPIRBs 20/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Recommendation on use of GMDSS Equipment for Non-safety Communications 56/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on the Configuration of the Reserve Source or Sources of Energy used to Supply Radio Installations on GMDSS Ships 57/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Measures to Reduce the Number of False Distress Alerts 63/2012 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Harmonization of GMDSS Requirements for Radio Installations on board SOLAS Ships 88/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • IBC Code
    Unified Interpretation of the International Bulk Chemicals (IBC) Code 6/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the IBC and IGC Codes 84/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of the SOLAS Convention and the IBC and ICG Codes 43/2013 (Annex1) (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 45/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    2012 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) 60/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the BCH Code and the IBC Code 47/2014 (Annex1 , Annex2) (PDF)

  • IGC Code
    Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
    Interpretation and Application of the IGC Code for Ships carrying Liquefied Carbon Dioxide in Bulk
    2/2008 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the IBC and IGC Codes 84/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) 91/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of the SOLAS Convention and the IBC and ICG Codes 43/2013 (Annex1) (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) 47/2015 (Annex1 , Annex2) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation relating to the IGC Code 71/2016 (Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) 33/2017 (Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Interim Recommendations for Carriage of Liquefied Hydrogen in Bulk 34/2017 (Annex1 ) (PDF)

  • IMDG Code
    IMO Circulars related to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods 7/2008 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    IMO Circular related to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods 27/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for ships carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide) 32/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Conversion Table (Record of Amendments) for Part 7 Requirements of the IMDG Code concerning Transport Operations 33/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Illustrations of Segregation of Cargo Transport Units on board Containerships and Ro-Ro Ships 44/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to Inspection Programmes for cargo transport units carrying Dangerous Goods 50/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for ships carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide) 51/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, Amendment 38-16 52/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Consolidated IMO Provisions for the Safe Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Packaged Form by Sea 72/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • INF Code
    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) 92/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • ISM Code
    IMO Circulars related to the Implementation of ISM Code 52/2007 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
    International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) 34/2009 (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) 24/2014 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems 40/2017 ( Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • Life-saving appliances
    Unauthorized Modification of Engine Room Piping 10/2000 (PDF)
    Safety Equipment and Pollution Prevention Equipment Carried in Excess of Statutory Requirements 12/2000(PDF)
    Symbol of Infant Lifejacket 47/2007 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code 42/2009 (Annex1, Annex2) (PDF)
    Measures to Prevent Accidents with Lifeboats 22/2010 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Servicing of Life-Saving Equipment 44/2011 (PDF)
    Guidelines for the Standardization of Lifeboat Control Arrangements 29/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Clarification of the Term "First Scheduled Dry-docking" as contained in SOLAS Regulation III/1.5, as amended by resolution MSC.317(89) 38/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of Paragraph 1.2.2.6 of the LSA Code concerning Lifeboat Exterior Colour 39/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Awareness of Counterfeit and Substandard Life-Saving Appliances 40/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Identification of Float-Free Arrangements for Liferafts 51/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for Monthly Shipboard Inspection of Immersion Suits and Anti-exposure Suits by Ships' Crews 71/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Use Of Smoke Helmet -Type Breathing Apparatus 80/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for Periodic Testing of Immersion Suit and Anti-exposure Suit Seams and Closures 83/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidance on Training for Fast Rescue Boats Launch and Recovery Teams and Boat Crews 86/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guide to recovery techniques 96/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for developing operation and maintenance manuals for lifeboat systems 98/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Revision of the Guide for Cold Water Survival 2/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for the Development of Plans and Procedures for Recovery of Persons from the Water 4/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of Paragraph 1.1.4 of the International Life-saving Appliance (LSA) Code 49/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation on Fall Preventer Devices (MSC.1/Circ.1392 and MSC.1/Circ.1327) 50/2013 (Annex1, Annex2 , Annex3) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code 33/2015 (Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulations III/6.4 and III/6.5 and Section 7.2 of the LSA Code 59/2016 (Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of Paragraph 4.4.7.6 of the LSA Code, as amended by Resolution MSC.320(89) 68/2016 (Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code and the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances (Resolution MSC. 81(70), as amended) 39/2017 (Annex1 , Annex2 ) (PDF)

  • Load Line Convention
    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 21/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 - Annex II, Regulation 47 - Southern Winter Seasonal Zone 22/2013 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (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) 3/2014 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, As Amended – Annex I, Regulation 2-1 23/2014 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of Regulation 36(6) of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 6/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 54/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations on the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 55/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • Maintenance and repairs
    Unauthorized Modification of Engine Room Piping 10/2000 (PDF)
    Guidelines on Early Assessment of Hull Damage and Possible Need for Abandonment of Bulk Carriers 8/2005 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    A Guide to diagnosing contaminants in oily bilge water to maintain, operate and troubleshoot bilge water treatment systems 26/2009 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Riding Repairs 52/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for Maintenance and Monitoring of On-board Materials Containing Asbestos 70/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for Shore-based Maintenance of Satellite EPIRBs 72/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Examination, Testing and Maintenance of Shipboard Lifting Appliances and Loose gear 94/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Maintenance of Shipboard Passenger Lifts 53/2015 (PDF)

  • Marine Accident Investigation
    Loss of two Lives Resulting from Inadvertent of a Lifeboat 25/2003 (PDF)
    Collision of Ships in a Traffic Separation Zone 26/2003 (PDF)
    Collision of Ships in Restricted Visibility 9/2004 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident Involving the Use of Scaffold on board Ship 23/2004 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident Involving Falling Overboard From Gangway 24/2004 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident Resulting from Sudden Hook Detachment of a Lifeboat 48/2005 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident Resulting from Improper Release of Carbon Dioxide Gas 49/2005 (PDF)
    Crew killed in a car deck lifting operation 20/2006 (PDF)
    Safe Loading of Fluorspar Cargo 21/2006 (PDF)
    Crewmembers washed overboard in heavy weather 22/2006 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident Resulting from Engine Room Fire 45/2006 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident During Hatch Closing Operation 47/2006 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident during the Recovery of a Lifeboat 51/2006 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident of a Crewmember when Working Outboard 63/2006 (PDF)
    Proper Bridge Resource Management 3/2007 (PDF)
    Collapse of Gantry Crane Trolley 15/2007 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident of a Crewmember when Working Inside the Forepeak Tank 18/2007 (PDF)
    Loss of Life Resulting from Improper Lowering of a Lifeboat 21/2007 (PDF)
    Grounding of Vessel in Heavy Weather 33/2007 (PDF)
    An Ordinary Seaman Killed in Enclosed Stair Trunk to Cargo Hold 49/2007 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident to a Cargo Loading Master when Transferring between Vessels 50/2007 (PDF)
    Collision of Vessels outside Zhoushan Qundao 8/2008 (PDF)
    Guidelines on Fair Treatment of Seafarers in the Event of a Maritime Accident and Request for Information on Mistreatment of Seafarers in the Event of a Maritime Accident 12/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    Safe Towage at Sea 4/2009(PDF)
    Pilot-Master Exchange 8/2009(PDF)
    Proper Stowage of Heavy Cargoes at Loading Port 11/2009(PDF)
    Fire Accidents During Repairs in Dockyards 12/2009(PDF)
    Improper Use of VHF Radio Equipment Onboard Ships for Collision Avoidance 14/2009 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Suspected Falling Overboard of Deck Cadet 21/2009 (PDF)
    Safety at work onboard inside cargo holds 30/2009 (PDF)
    Engine Room Fire Caused by Main Engine Crankcase Explosion 7/2010 (PDF)
    Collision and Safe Navigation in Restricted Visibility 9/2010 (PDF)
    Accident During Lifeboat Drill at Sea 18/2010 (PDF)
    Safe Loading of "iron-ore-fines" cargo in bulk 30/2010 (PDF)
    Fatal accidents during performing of electric arc welding work on board ships 34/2010 (PDF)
    Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen 9/2011 (PDF)
    Fatal accident involving parting of mooring rope during vessel's berthing 29/2011 (PDF)
    Fatal accident during operating of pilot ladder winch 30/2011 (PDF)
    Falling of containers causing hull damage 31/2011 (PDF)
    Engine Room Fire Caused by Improper Oil Filter Maintenance 32/2011 (PDF)
    Entry into Enclosed Space 40/2011 (PDF)
    Crew Fatality while working Deck Log Cargo 47/2011 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident while boarding vessel by pilot ladder 7/2012 (PDF)
    Boiler Explosion 17/2012 (PDF)
    Recommended Means for Extracting Stored Data from Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) for Investigation Authorities 89/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Fatal fall on slippery deck 7/2013 (PDF)
    Fatal accident caused by a swinging derrick boom 14/2013 (PDF)
    Falling from height fatal accident inside cargo hold during cleaning 15/2013 (PDF)
    Thermal oil heater explosion caused by improper maintenance of the burner unit 16/2013 (PDF)
    Fatal accident caused by a moving elevator cage 18/2013 (PDF)
    Man Falling Overboard during unrigging of combined accommodation and pilot ladder over shipside 23/2013 (PDF)
    Fatal Accident Resulting from the Collapse of a Portable Derrick during Cargo Cleaning Operation 10/2014 (PDF)
    A total loss of a bulk carrier due to anchor dragging under rough seas and swells 13/2014 (PDF)
    Fatal accident resulting from auxiliary boiler explosion during raising steam 19/2014 (PDF)
    Two similar fatal accidents happened to the log carriers while encountered heavy weather at sea 25/2014 (PDF)
    A collision of Vessels in Yellow Sea 28/2014 (PDF)
    Fire safety during oil transfer 30/2014(PDF)
    Collision of Vessels in the East China Sea 31/2014(PDF)
    A fatal accident in hawse pipe 35/2014(PDF)
    Report of Marine Incidents 45/2014 (PDF)
    Deck crane collapsed due to improper operation 2/2015 (PDF)
    Crew fell overboard from accommodation ladder of a vessel in Panama Canal 3/2015 (PDF)
    A fatal accident by welding above the flammable cargo inside a cargo hold 5/2015 (PDF)
    Non-compliance of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) 8/2015 (PDF)
    A Bosun was killed inside an enclosed space 9/2015 (PDF)
    A fatal fall to the bottom of a cargo hold when cleaning on the coaming top face plate 28/2015 (PDF)
    A bosun died after falling down from a low-rise stepping platform on the main deck 31/2015 (PDF)
    Lifeboat Accident 32/2015 (PDF)
    Fatal accident happened during cargo hold cleansing 39/2015 (PDF)
    Fatal accident while climbing down a vertical ladder in cargo tank 44/2015 (PDF)
    A seaman fell to his death into a cargo hold 45/2015 (PDF)
    Safe Loading of Cargo in Bulk of Nickel Ore 46/2015 (PDF)
    Explosion of windlass hydraulic motor 51/2015 (PDF)
    Rescue boat Accident 17/2016 (PDF)
    Fatal accident in closing weather-tight door at rough sea 18/2016 (PDF)
    A fatal accident while unmooring operation on poop deck 22/2016 (PDF)
    Fatal accident due to falling at height from a vertical ladder inside the cargo hold 26/2016 (PDF)
    A Man fell overboard and drowned 27/2016 (PDF)
    Fatal man overboard accident happened when working over ship side 28/2016 (PDF)
    A fatal accident while climbing down a vertical ladder 32/2016 (PDF)
    Grounding of vessel when anchoring 42/2016 (PDF)
    A fatal electrocution accident happened when using electric hoist for lifting operation 5/2017 (PDF)
    Two stevedores and one bulldozer operator were collapsed inside the stair trunk for entry to cargo hold 6/2017 (PDF)
    A fitter was struck by a falling hook block of a monorail transverse hoist 9/2017 (PDF)
    A chief engineer fell overboard and drowned while climbing down a pilot ladder 12/2017 (PDF)
    A fatal accident during mooring operation on deck 15/2017 (PDF)

  • Maritime Security
    Guidance relating to the Implementation of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code 27/2003 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines relating to the Implementation of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and ISPS Code 3/2005 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance on the Access of Public Authorities, Emergency Response Services and Pilots on Board Ships to which SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code Apply 22/2005 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance on Voluntary Self-Assessment by Administrations and for Ship Security 29/2006 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance on the Provisions of Information for Identifying Ships when Transmitting Ship Security Alerts 44/2006 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Prevention and Suppression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships 15/2009 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Guidelines for the installation of a shipborne automatic identification System (AIS) 74/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Registration with the MSCHOA and Report to UKMTO 44/2014 (PDF)

  • MARPOL I
    IMO Circulars Pertaining to MARPOL Annex I 42/2011 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4 and Annex 5) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Annex I of the MARPOL 73/78 27/2014 (Attachment 1, Attachment 2) (PDF)
    Amendment to Regulation 43 of MARPOL Annex I 56/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance for issuing type approval certificate for oil content meters 35/2015 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Annex I of the MARPOL 73/78 37/2015 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Adoption of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and Amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL 40/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 38/2016 ( Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • MARPOL III
    Amendments to Annex III of MARPOL 73/78 27/2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the MARPOL Annex III 52/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • Merchant Shipping Notices and Information Notes
    Promulgation of Information by Merchant Shipping Notice and Merchant Shipping Information Note 45/2005 (PDF)
    Electronic issuance of Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Notice (HKMSN) and Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Note (HKMSIN) commencing from 1 January 2012 50/2011 (PDF)
    Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Notes Current as at 1 January 2018 1/2018 (Annex 1, Annex 2A, Annex 2B) (PDF)

  • Navigation information and advice
    United Nations Sanctions   5/2007 (Annex),
    6/2010 (Annex 1),
    26/2010 (Annex 1),
    26/2011 (Annex 1),
    9/2012 (Annex 1 ),
    10/2012(Annex 1,Annex 2),
    100/2012 (Annex1),
    101/2012 (Annex1),
    12/2013 (Annex 1 ),
    25/2013 (Annex 1 ),
    26/2013 (Annex 1),
    55/2013 (Annex 1),
    18/2014 (Annex 1),
    34/2014 (Annex 1 ),
    46/2014 (Annex 1 ),
    6/2015 (Annex 1 ),
    25/2015 (Annex 1 ),
    26/2015 (Annex 1 ),
    27/2015 (Annex 1 ),
    55/2015(Annex 1,Annex 2),
    19/2016 (Annex 1 ),
    31/2016 (Annex 1 ),
    39/2016 (Annex 1 ),
    53/2016(Annex 1,Annex 2),
    4/2017 (Annex 1),
    14/2017 (Annex 1),
    21/2017 (Annex 1 ),
    22/2017 (Annex 1 ),
    23/2017 (Annex 1 ),
    2/2018 (Annex 1 )
    (PDF)
    Emergency Wreck Marking Buoy 8/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Restrictions on Navigation in the Abkhazian Section of the Georgian Territorial Waters 9/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Revised Guidance to the Master for Avoiding Dangerous Situations in Adverse Weather and Sea Conditions 13/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Guidelines on the application of SOLAS regulation V/15 to INS, IBS and bridge design 41/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual 43/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Guidelines on the control of ships in an emergency 44/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Annual Testing of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) 45/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Maintenance of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) Software 2/2011 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Current Situation of Ports and Shipping in Japan after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident 20/2011 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    North American Ice Service - Iceberg Information and Services 8/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Closure of Ports of Abkhazia, Georgia 13/2012(Annex 1,Annex 2) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of COLREG 1972, as amended 18/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual 42/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Clarification of SOLAS Regulations V/19.2.3.4 and V/19.2.9.2 43/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Operating Anomalies Identified within ECDIS 46/2012(Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Inmarst Ship Earth Station Barring Procedures 64/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance for Ships Transiting Archipelagic Waters 66/2012 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Interim Guidelines for the Presentation and Display of AIS Target Information 69/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Adjustment and Maintenance of Magnetic Compasses 73/2012 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Guidance for the operational use of integrated bridge systems 75/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters 76/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance on the use of the UN/LOCODE in the destination field in AIS messages 87/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Contact Point for Enquiries and Reporting on ECDIS 5/2013 (PDF)
    Information on the Display of AIS-SART, AIS Man Overboard and EPIRB-AIS Devices 51/2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to Resolution A.705(17) - Promulgation of Maritime Safety Information 52/2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to Resolution A.706(17) - World-wide Navigational Warning Service 53/2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Information on Maritime Assistance Services (MAS) 11/2014 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Avoidance of Entering the Libyan Ports which subject to the Declaration of Force Majeure 15/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Communication from the Government of Ukraine 21/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Communication from the Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 36/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance on Large Scale Rescue Operations at Sea 29/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual 43/2015 ( Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • Noxious Liquid Substances
    Revised PPR Product Data Reporting Form 36/2015 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Adoption of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and Amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL 40/2015 (Annex 1, Annex 2 , Annex 3, Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
    Revised GESAMP Hazard Evaluation Procedure under MARPOL Annex II 37/2016 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • Performance standards
    Functional Requirements and Performance Standards for the Assessment of Evacuation Guidance Systems 40/2005 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Annual Testing of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDR) 11/2007 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
    Adoption of the Performance Standards for Shipborne Galileo Receiver Equipment 26/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Annual Testing of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) 45/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Adoption of the Performance Standards for Navigation Lights, Navigation Light Controllers and Associated Equipment 51/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Adoption of Performance Standards for Survival Craft AIS Search and Rescue Transmitters (AIS-SART) for Use in Search and Rescue Operations 54/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Adoption of Amendments to Performance Standards for Survival Craft Radar Transponders for Use in Search and Rescue Operations (Resolution A.802(19)) 55/2007 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Adoption of the Revised Performance Standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) 6/2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Adoption of Amendments to the Performance Standards for Devices to Measure and Indicate Speed and Distance (Resolution MSC.334(90)) 17/2013 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (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 30/2013 (Annex 1) (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 4/2014 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation on the Application of the Performance Standard for Alternative Means of Corrosion Protection for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers 38/2014 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation on the Application of the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers 39/2014 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Specific Guidance on the Automatic Function Specified in the Performance Standards for a Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) 43/2014 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Guidance for Good Practice on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 13/2017 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)

  • Port State Control
    Port State Control 54/2015 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)

  • Reception facilities
    Port Reception Facilities 56/2013 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 ) (PDF)
    Halon Banking and Reception Facilities 51/2014 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • Safety instructions
    Advice on the Dangers of Flooding of Forward Compartments 13/2001 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on the Basic Elements of a Shipboard Occupational Health and Safety Programme 52/2006 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) 27/2010 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Revised Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships 28/2010 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Tank Entry for Tankers using Nitrogen as an Inerting Medium 27/2011 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships 2/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Recommendation on Pilot Transfer Arrangements 4/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2011 TDC Code) 5/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Pilot Transfer Arrangements - Revision of Poster 41/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Engine-Room Oil Fuel Systems 60/2012 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Human Element Considerations for The Design and Management of Emergency Escape Arrangements on Passenger Ships 61/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) 62/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for Alerting of Search and Rescue Authorities 65/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance on Fatigue Mitigation and Management 68/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Principles For Hot Work On Board AII Types Of Ships 79/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Revised Guidelines for Passenger Safety Instructions 85/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines to Facilitate the Selection of Portable Atmosphere Testing Instruments for Enclosed Spaces as required by SOLAS Regulation XI-1/7 40/2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to Part B of the International Code of Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code) 50/2015 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the 2008 IS Code 65/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code of Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code) 28/2017 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 ) (PDF)

  • Safety and Health
    International Health Regulation 23/2007 (PDF)
    Provision of Information and Advice on the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak 42/2014 (Annex I) (PDF)
    Fatal illnesses of Malaria happened on board Hong Kong Registered Ships in Central Africa 16/2016 (PDF)
    Guidance on the Zika Virus Disease Situation Report Issued by WHO 21/2016 (Annex I) (PDF)

  • Seafarers
    Guidelines on Fair Treatment of Seafarers in the Event of a Maritime Accident and Request for Information on Mistreatment of Seafarers in the Event of a Maritime Accident 12/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    Application for the issue of Hong Kong Licences and Endorsements under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), as amended
    28/2009 (PDF)
    Application for the issue of Hong Kong Licences via Electronic Business System 10/2011 (PDF)
    New format of Hong Kong Licences 24/2011 (PDF)
    Certificates of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer 3/2012 (PDF)
    Security-related Trainings for Seafarers 50/2012
    (appendix) (PDF)
    Approved Onboard Training Programme and Approved Training Record Books for Officer Cadets 102/2012
    (Annex 1 , Annex 2)(PDF)
    Minimum Safe Manning 32/2013 (Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3) (PDF)
    Implementation and Clarification of Security-Related Training 20/2014 (Annex 1, Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Issue of Medical Fitness Certificate 74/2016 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • Sewage
    Amendments to Annex IV of MARPOL 73/78 48/2012 (Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Adoption of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and Amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL 40/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to MARPOL Annex IV 36/2016 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 ) (PDF)

  • Ship Recycling
    2011 Guidelines for the Implementation of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 37/2011 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
    2015 Guidelines for the Development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials 34/2015 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • Shipping register
    Consular Assistance for Hong Kong Registered Ships, Hong Kong Registered Seafarers and Seafarers working on Hong Kong registered ships 43/2009 (Annex1) (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 34/2013 (Annex1 , Annex2) (PDF)
    Quality Assurance for Hong Kong Registered Ships 59/2013 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Protocol for Checking Authenticity of Certificate of Registry 18/2017 ( Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Service for Collection of Certificate of Registry Envelope 24/2017 ( Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)

  • SOLAS amendment
    Unified Interpretations to SOLAS Regulation II-1/10 and Regulation 12 of the Revised SOLAS Chapter II-1 regarding Bow Doors and the Extension of the Collision Bulkhead 53/2006 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter V 12/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter III 48/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 5/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 22/2008 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Adoption of Recommendations for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for MARPOL Annex I Oil Cargo and Oil Fuel 10/2009 (Annex 1,
    Annex 2) (PDF)
    Clarification of the Term "Bulk Carrier" and Guidance for Application of Regulations in SOLAS to Cargo Ships which Occasionally Carry Dry Cargoes in Bulk 18/2009 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Application of New SOLAS Regulation III/1.5 46/2011 (Annex1, Annex2, Annex3 and Annex4) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and its Protocol 1988 53/2011 (Annex1, Annex2 and Annex3) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulation V/23 19/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-2 24/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulations II-1/28 and II-1/29 27/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulation II-2/21.4 28/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/48.3 35/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/3-5 37/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter V 3/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 - Chapters II-1, III, V, VI, VII and XI-1 20/2013 (Annex1, Annex2) (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 29/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of the SOLAS Convention and the IBC and IGC Codes 43/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/26.3 44/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Application of SOLAS Regulations XII/3, XII/7 and XII/11 – in relation to the meaning of the term "periodical survey" 47/2013 (Annex1) (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 48/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and its Protocol 1978 and Protocol 1988 2/2014 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5) (PDF)
    Clarification on the Applicability Issue relating to IMO Resolution MSC.338(91) regarding the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships 14/2014 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended 22/2014 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Early implementation of the amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/29 37/2014 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulation II-2/9.7.1.1 relating to flexible bellows of combustible materials 41/2014 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended 30/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Adoption of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and Amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL 40/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended 2/2016 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (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) 10/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships (Resolution MSC.337(91)) 11/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    IMO Circular – "Verification of the gross mass of packed containers – amendments to SOLAS regulation VI/2" 23/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation 33/2016 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4) (PDF)
    Implementation of the Merchant Shipping (Safety) (High Speed Craft)(Amendment) Regulation 2016 34/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and its Protocol 1978 and Protocol 1988 40/2016 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 , Annex 5 ) (PDF)
    Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing SOLAS Chapter V Requirements 47/2016 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Guidance on the Application of SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-12 to Ships Delivered Before 1 July 2018 58/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 60/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulations II-1/29.3 and II-1/29.4 61/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-1 62/2016 (Annex 1) (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)) 63/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Adoption of the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) 64/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS), 1974, As Amended 73/2016 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing SOLAS Chapter III and IV Requirements 16/2017 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended 30/2017 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Interim Recommendations on the Safe Carriage of More Than 12 Industrial Personnel on Board Vessels Engaged on International Voyages 32/2017 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) 37/2017 (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the 1994 HSC Code and the 2000 HSC Code 38/2017 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)

  • STCW Code
    Application for the issue of Hong Kong Licences and Endorsements under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW), as amended 28/2009 (PDF)
    Application for the issue of Hong Kong Licences via Electronic Business System 10/2011 (PDF)
    Certificates of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer 3/2012(PDF)
    New Issue of Determinations for Certification Examination 11/2012(PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 and the STCW Code 43/2016 ( Annex 1 , Annex 2) (PDF)
    Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code 46/2016 ( 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)
    Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 and the STCW Code 26/2017 ( Annex 1 , Annex 2 ) (PDF)
    Guidance on the Requirements of the STCW Convention, 1978 as Amended 27/2017 ( Annex 1 ) (PDF)

  • Surveys and inspections
    Guidelines For Bulk Carrier Hatch Covers Surveys and Owner's Inspection and Maintenance 23/2003 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidance for Compliance with Vague Expressions in Certain Provisions of Merchant Shipping Regulations 7/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    Amendments to the Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers 9/2009 (Annex 1,
    Annex 2, Annex 3,
    Annex 4, Annex 5,
    Annex 6, Annex 7) (PDF)
    IMO Guidelines for Construction, Installation, Maintenance and Inspection/Survey of Means of Embarkation and Disembarkation 16/2010 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidance to Ships' Crew and Terminal Personnel for Bulk Carrier Inspections 53/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for the approval of alternatives and equivalents as provided for in various IMO Instruments 39/2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Survey, Audit, Certification and Licencing Arrangements for Hong Kong Registered Cargo Ships 49/2014 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code) 49/2015 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    IMO Unique Company and Registered Owner Identification Number Scheme 57/2015 (Annex 1 , Annex 2 , Annex 3 , Annex 4 ) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code) 3/2016 (Annex 1)(PDF)
    Guidance on Pressure Testing of Boundaries of Cargo Oil Tanks under Direction of the Master 8/2016 (Annex 1)(PDF)
    Additional Recognized Classification Society of the Hong Kong Shipping Register 25/2016 (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code) 48/2016 (Annex 1)(PDF)
    Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (2011 ESP Code) 29/2017 (Annex 1)(PDF)

  • Tankers
    Voluntary Structural Guidelines for New Ships Carrying Liquids in Bulk Containing Benzene 6/2007 (Annex) (PDF)
    2011 Guidelines for the Carriage of Blends of Petroleum Oil and Bio-Fuels 41/2011 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Secondary Pressure/Vacuum Relief for Cargo Tanks 58/2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
    Guidelines for Verification of Damage Stability Requirements for Tankers
    31/2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)

  • Taxation
    Double Taxation 11/2015 (PDF)

  • Miscellaneous
    2008 Revised Guidelines For Systems For Handling Oily Wastes In Machinery Spaces Of Ships and Guidance Notes For An Integrated Bilge Water Treatment System (IBTS) 33/2008 (Annex) (PDF)
    Application for the Issue of Insurance Certificate 45/2009 (Annex 1, Annex2, Annex 3) (PDF)
    Authorization of Recognized Organizations to issue Certificate of Insurance or Other Financial Security in respect of Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 10/2010 (PDF)
    Issue of Bunker Certificates to Ships that are also Required to Hold a CLC Certificate 6/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code) 45/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidelines on the Allocation of Responsibilities to seek the Successful Resolution of Stowaway Cases 54/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Document of Compliance with SOLAS Reg. II-2/54 59/2012 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidelines of Shipowners Responsibilities in Respect of Maritime Claims 67/2012 (Annex1) (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 35/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the 2000 HSC Code 41/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Revised Recommendations on Harmonized Interpretation and Implementation of the International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, as Amended 46/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Guidance on the Validity of Radiocommunications Equipment Installed and Used on Ships 54/2013 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Adoption of the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships 5/2014 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Amendments to the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972 7/2014 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Entry into Force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 29/2014 (Annex1) (PDF)
    Certification under the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 7/2015 (Annex1 , Annex2) (PDF)
    Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Shipowners Liability) (Amendment) Ordinance 2005 13/2015 ( Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Sampling of Fuel Oil for Determination of Compliance under Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78 20/2016 (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 41/2016 (Annex1 , Annex2) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the 1969 TM Convention 56/2016 (Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretations of the 1994 HSC Code and the 2000 HSC Code 57/2016 (Annex1 , Annex2 ) (PDF)
    Due Diligence Checklist in Identifying Providers of CTU-Related Services 69/2016 (Annex1 , Annex2 , Annex3 ) (PDF)
    Unified Interpretation relating to The International Grain Code 70/2016 (Annex1 ) (PDF)
    Merchant Shipping (Limitation of Shipowners Liability) Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Order 2017 25/2017 (Annex1 , Annex2) (PDF)