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BIMCO statements

16 September 2016

These statements summarise BIMCO’s viewpoint on topical issues of relevance for our members. These statements reflect the wide-ranging work that BIMCO is involved in regarding development of the international regulatory environment shipping operates in and also some commercial elements. The topics listed reflect the current ongoing international agenda and may change depending on regulatory developments and on whether they continue to be of concern to our members.

COVID-19; Implications on statutory ship certificates, surveys, inspections and audits

27 July 2020

BIMCO has collected statements from a number of flag states, port states and recognised organisations/classification societies (RO) and produced a regulatory analysis concerning COVID-19 and its possible implications on statutory ship certificates, surveys, inspections or audits under relevant International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments.

Standard Statement of Facts Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels short form

20 September 2016

The Standard Statement of Facts (Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels) was published in 1975 and is recommended by BIMCO and FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents). The latest edition of this document is the Standard Statement of Facts (Oil and Chemical Tank Vessels) (short form), issued in 1975.

IMO’s HNS Convention now closer to ratification

07 April 2017

The last convention of the international liability and compensation regime for pollution damage from ships is now closer to ratification with the European Parliament’s consent. The consent is to the draft EU Council Decisions authorising member states to ratify the 2010 Protocol to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage, in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 1996.

COVID-19 affecting new inventory of hazardous materials requirements in December

29 April 2020

From 31 December 2020, all ships of 500 GT and above – regardless of the flag they are flying – will be required to carry an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) when calling a port or anchorage of a country that is a member of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). Failure to do so may result in penalisation.