All tankers carrying liquid cargoes governed by the International Code for Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and MARPOL Annex II should be checked and verified for compliance ahead of the regulatory changes that are taking effect from the new year.
In connection with the amendments to the IBC Code and the MARPOL Annex II, the following important issues should be noted:
Changes to the IBC Code:
Changes to MARPOL Annex II:
Please refer to the following news for further information:
IMO Resolution MEPC.315(74) Amendments to MARPOL Annex II (Cargo residues and tank washings of persistent floating products) 0.1 MBDownload now
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