Circular Letters - Archive

Subject Issued on
 
PSC Matters  
Port State Control Inspections 30 May 2007
GMDSS Radio Installations Operation and Maintenance 27 November 2007
Port State Control Inspections 1 February 2008
PSC Detainable Deficiency related to Seafarer’s Certificates 25 July 2008
CIC on Lifeboat Launching Arrangements (1 Sep to 30 Nov 09)
Circular Letter for PSC
Guidelines on PSC
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
20 May 2009
Port State Control Inspections 8 July 2009
CIC on Lifeboat Launching Arrangements (1 Sep to 30 Nov 09)
Circular Letter for PSC
Questionnaire
4 August 2009
Port State Control Inspections 16 October 2009
Port State Control Inspections 4 March 2010
Qualship 21 Status
PSC Inspection Checklist for Hong Kong Registered Ships (Revised on 1 December 2015)
香港註冊船舶港口國監督檢查清單 (于2015年12月1日更新)
14 July 2010
Tokyo MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Harmful Substances (1 September to 30 November 2010) 4 August 2010
Paris MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Tanker Damage Stability 5 August 2010
Tokyo MOU Warning letters for Under-performing Ships 12 August 2010
PSC Inspection on Hours of Work/Rest 25 August 2010
Paris MoU - New Inspection Regime (NIR) 17 September 2010
Updated Status for Port State Control Inspection (PSCI) In the United States and Australia
Appendix 1 - Details of Detention of Hong Kong Ships in Australia
Appendix 2 - PSC Inspection Checklist for Hong Kong Registered Ships (Revised on 1 December 2015)
香港註冊船舶港口國監督檢查清單 (于2015年12月1日更新)
7 October 2010
Updated Information for Qualship21 Status
Annex - Deficiency List of a Vessel Detained by USCG on 24 November 2010
30 November 2010
Procedure of Port State Control Inspections for Banning of Foreign Vessels by United States Coast Guard
14 December 2010
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Registry Included on Paris MoU List of ¡§Low Risk Ships¡¨
28 December 2010
Port State Control Inspections - update for 2010 and 1st quarter of 2011
29 April 2011
PSC Inspection Checklist for Hong Kong Registered Ships
Appendix 1 - PSC Inspection Checklist for Hong Kong Registered Ships (Revised on 1 December 2015)
香港註冊船舶港口國監督檢查清單 (于2015年12月1日更新)
8 June 2011
PSC Inspection Checklist for Hong Kong Registered Ships
Appendix 1 - PSC Inspection Checklist for Hong Kong Registered Ships (Revised on 1 December 2015)
香港註冊船舶港口國監督檢查清單 (于2015年12月1日更新)
1 August 2011
Concentrated Inspection Compaign on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines (1st September to 30 November 2011) 5 August 2011
Port State Control Inspections
18 June 2012
Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Fire Safety Systems Conducted from 1 SeDtember to 30 November 2012
20 July 2012
PSC Inspection on MARPOL ANNEX VI and Updated information for QUALSHIP21 Status
12 November 2012
Updated Information for Port State Control (PSC) Detentions in US Ports
2 August 2013
Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery (Conducted from 1 September to 30 November 2013)
6 August 2013
Concentrated Inspection Campaign on STCW Hours of Rest Conducted from 1 September to 30 November 2014
7 August 2014
Updated Information for Port State Control (PSC) Detentions of Hong Kong Ships
14 August 2014
Updated Information for Port State Control Detentions of Hong Kong Registered Ships
Details of PSC Detentions of Hong Kong Registered Ships (1 Janaury to 19 April 2015)
27 April 2015
Updated Information for Port State Control Detentions of Hong Kong Registered Ships 3 July 2015
Updated Information for Port State Control Detentions of Hong Kong Registered Ships and Checklist for the Most Common Detainable Deficiencies
香港註冊船舶因港口國監督的行動而滯留的最新資料及最常導致船舶滯留的缺陷檢查清單
4 August 2015
Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry Conducted from 1 September to 30 November 2015 7 August 2015
Updated Information for Port State Control Detentions of Hong Kong Registered Ships
PSC Inspection Checklist for Hong Kong Registered Ships (Revised on 1 December 2015)
香港註冊船舶港口國監督檢查清單 (于2015年12月1日更新)
1 December 2015
Request for FSQC Inspection after detention 3 February 2016
Updated Information for Port State Control Detentions of Hong Kong Registered Ships 27 July 2016
Tokyo MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Cargo Securing Arrangements from 1 September to 30 November 2016 2 August 2016
Paris MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on ILO Maritime Labour Convention from 1 September to 30 November 2016 12 August 2016
Port State Control Information from Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) 24 March 2017
Port State Control Detention in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) 25 April 2017
Zero Environmental Deficiencies or Violations (E-Zero) of USCG
Annex
2 June 2017
Tokyo MOU and Paris MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation from 1 September to 30 November 2017 7 August 2017
Port State Control Detention - Emergency Generator Unable to Connect Emergency Switchboard Automatically 19 October 2017
Port State Control Detention due to defective Sewage Treatment Plant
Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3
28 February 2018
Pre-arrival Checklist of Hong Kong Registered Ships
25 April 2018
Tokyo MOU and Paris MOU Concentrated Inspection Campaign on MARPOL Annex VI from 1 September to 30 November 2018 14 August 2018
Port State Detention of Hong Kong Registered Ships - Actions Required
27 July 2020
 
MARPOL Matters  
Amendments to Oil Record Book (Part I and II) 14 December 2006
Prevention of Oil Pollution from Oil Tankers Carrying Heavy Grade Oil Cargo 28 January 2008
Implementation of MARPOL Annex IV for the Ships under Hong Kong Registry Issue of International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificates 24 July 2008
Garbage Record Book Published by Hong Kong Marine Department 28 March 2013
 
ISPS Matters  
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 13/2017) 28 December 2017
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 1/2018) 25 January 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 2/2018) 21 February 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 3/2018) 26 March 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 4/2018) 30 April 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 5/2018) 24 May 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 6/2018) 22 June 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 6/2018 revised) 25 July 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 7/2018) 23 July 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 8/2018) 20 August 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 9/2018) 24 September 2018
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 1/2019) 2 January 2019
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 2/2019) 2 April 2019
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 3/2019) 25 April 2019
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 4/2019) 2 May 2019
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 5/2019) 28 June 2019
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 6/2019) 24 September 2019
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 7/2019) 27 December 2019
Chinese Naval Vessels Escort Arrangement – update (Circular No. 01/2020) 7 April 2020
 
Security and Quality Advisory  
Security and Quality Advisory No. 6 - Deter Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Off the Coast of Somalia - Effective means to report 17 February 2010
Security and Quality Advisory No. 7 - Advisory to Shipping on improving Security Measures while transiting the Malacca Strait 5 March 2010
Security and Quality Advisory No. 9 - Recent Pirate Attempt to board Hong Kong Registered Ship 27 April 2010
Security and Quality Advisory No. 10 - Somalia pirates try new techniques as monsoon season starts 29 June 2010
Security and Quality Advisory No. 11 - Smuggling / Stowaway activities using ship's rudder trunk 10 August 2010
Security and Quality Advisory No. 12 - Chinese Navy Escort in Gulf of Aden 19 August 2010
Security and Quality Advisory No. 15 - NEW Movement Report for Ship on Entering and Leaving the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Waters 16 March 2011
Security and Quality Advisory No. 16 - NEW Movement Report for Ship on Entering and Leaving the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Waters 4 April 2011
Security and Quality Advisory No. 21 - Revised Interim Guidance to Shipowners, Ship Operators, and Shipmasters on the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area

IMO MSC Circular 1405
11 November 2011
Security and Quality Advisory No. 33 - IMO public consultation on reducing administrative requirements 29 May 2013
Security and Quality Advisory No. 40 - Recent Pirate Attack to a Hong Kong Registered Tanker 31 October 2014
Security and Quality Advisory No. 44 - Establishment of Quality Assurance System in the Ship Management Company 17 February 2016
General Ship Safety Issues  
Merging of DNV and GL to become DNV GL 9 June 2014
Precautions when Navigating in Fog and through Fishing Vessel Areas in Ningbo-Zhoushan port, P.R. China
Annex 1
8 December 2017
 
MLC Matters  
Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - Issuance of "Statement of Compliance"

Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance - Part I (15-3-2013 version)

Guidelines for shipowners of Hong Kong ships on the compliance with the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance ¡V Part I
20 March 2013
Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance - Part II