Laws & Conventions

IMO Amendments for 2016

Written by Amit Sharma

A number of important amendments to IMO treaties enter into force on January 1 2016, The amendments are comprehensive, covering numerous aspects of maritime activity in respect of safety and stability of the ships and crews, including: SOLAS amendments to require inert gas systems on board new oil and chemical tankers of 8,000 dwt and above; the latest amendment to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code; requirements for stability instruments on tankers and new testing requirements for life-jackets.

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Amit Sharma

Graduated from M.E.R.I. Mumbai (Mumbai University), After a brief sailing founded this website with the idea to bring the maritime education online which must be free and available for all at all times and to find basic solutions that are of extreme importance to a seafarer by our innovative ideas.

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