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  • "Cybersecurity for shipping - preparing for a digital world" (Other issues) 19-Feb-2017

    The first 2017 session of lNTERCARGO lunchtime presentations successfully took place at our London office on 17 Feb. Many thanks to our Associate Member DNV GL for delivering two presentations, one of which on the topic of:...

  • Lifeboats (Other issues) 08-Feb-2017

    Outcome of MSC 97, Nov 2016 The 97th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97), held from 21 to 25 Nov 2016, considered documents MSC 97/19/4 and MSC 97/INF.3 (INTERCARGO et al.), related to the work of SSE 4 to...

  • Draft Guidelines for simulated launching for free fall lifeboat (Other issues) 03-Feb-2017

    3 Feb 2017:- It is to advises INTERCARGO members of recent development made by INTERCARGO and its industry association partners together with some flag States, emphasizing industry concerns with lifeboat drills on board. The...

  • Zika virus (Other issues) 27-Jul-2016

    27 Jul 2016: With many thanks to our member Videotel for their new safety and training video about the Zika virus, you are invited to circulate following webpage link across your offices for free access to the video and a...

  • Panama Canal (Other issues) 13-Jun-2016

    Update, 13 June 2016:- 1. The expanded Panama Canal will be formally opened on 26 Jun 2016. • As per its Advisory No. A-30-2016, dated May 31, 2016, beginning June 27, 2016, the maximum allowable draft for vessels...

Introduction

The Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code) has been revised, updated and re-named the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code). It is mandatory under SOLAS from 1 January 2011.

The revision of the Code, and in particular its mandatory status, is a significant change in the regulation for dry bulk cargoes, which may present some challenges in the early stages of implementation and enforcement.

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