Here is the latest Class News from Lloyd's Register Marine.. View in browser
logo Class News No. 08/2014

20 February, 2014
Statutory Alert: 2012 IBC Code amendments – replacement of existing certificates
Applicability: All owners and technical managers of chemical tankers, offshore supply vessels and other vessels with Noxious Liquid Substances Certificates


The 2012 amendments to the IBC Code – adopted by IMO Resolutions MSC.340(91) and MEPC.225(64) – will  enter into force on 1 June, 2014, and will revise Chapter 17 (the summary of minimum requirements) and Chapter 18 (the list of products to which the Code does not apply).

The amendments apply to new and existing vessels which have IBC/BCH Code Certificates of Fitness and Noxious Liquid Substances Certificates. Offshore supply vessels with certificates of Fitness in compliance with IMO Resolution A.673(16), as amended, will also be affected.

New certificates complying with these amendments must be on board from 1 June, 2014. All loading after this date must be in accordance with the new certificates. When a cargo is loaded before 1 June, 2014, and unloaded after this date, the relevant IBC Code provisions at the time of loading should apply until the cargo has been unloaded.

Issue of revised certificates
Lloyd’s Register will start issuing revised certificates with immediate effect. These will have the same expiry date as the existing certificates and will supersede them on June 1, 2014. The existing certificates must be retained until 1 June, 2014.

Both certificates will be endorsed by our surveyors during any periodical surveys carried out before 1 June, 2014.

What to do now
Owners and Technical Managers are advised to contact their local Lloyd’s Register group office in order to request new certificates.

For further information

Speak to one of our experts at your local Lloyd's Register Group office. Or contact us via:

Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook| Follow on Linked In | Forward to a friend

Lloyd’s Register and variants of it are trading names of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Copyright © Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. 2014. A member of the Lloyd’s Register group.

Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective officers, employees or agents are, individually and collectively, referred to in this clause as ‘Lloyd’s Register’. Lloyd’s Register assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable to any person for any loss, damage or expense caused by reliance on the information or advice in this document or howsoever provided, unless that person has signed a contract with the relevant Lloyd’s Register entity for the provision of this information or advice and in that case any responsibility or liability is exclusively on the terms and conditions set out in that contract.

Unsubscribe from this list | Update subscription preferences | Privacy policy