More solid bulk cargoes exempted from CO2 fittings and updated BIMCO IMSBC Code Basic User Guide Chart

More solid bulk cargoes exempted from CO2 fittings and updated BIMCO IMSBC Code Basic User Guide Chart

Overview

New solid bulk cargoes added to list for exemption from having a fixed fire-extinguishing system in the cargo spaces. See revised IMO circular.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has just released revision 3 of IMO circular - MSC.1/circ.1395, updating the list of solid bulk cargoes that can be exempted from having a fixed fire-extinguishing system in the cargo spaces under the provisions of SOLAs regulation II-2/10.7.1.4.

The said list now includes the following new exempted cargoes, which are new cargoes incorporated into Amendment 03-15 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code:

  1. Amorphous sodium silicate lumps
  2. Boric acid
  3. Clinker ash
  4. Monocalciumphosphate (MCP)
  5. Monoammonium phosphate (M.A.P), mineral enriched coating
  6. Sand, mineral concentrate, radioactive material, low specific activity (LSA-I) UN 2912
  7. Wood pellets (not containing any additives and/or binders) and
  8. Metal sulphide concentrates, corrosive, UN 1759.

The "BIMCO Basic IMSBC Code Step-by-Step User Guide Chart Guide" has also been updated to take into account of the revised IMO circular. The said circular will replace MSC.1/circ.1395/rev.2.

To find out more about the carriage requirements of the above exempted cargoes under the IMSBC Code, please go to our on-line BIMCO solid cargo database for guidance.

 

Ai Cheng Foo-Nielsen
in Copenhagen, DK

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