The IMO Resolution MSC.462(101) – Amendments (05-19) to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code, concerning ships carrying solid bulk cargoes, will come into force on January 1, 2021.
The Standard Club alerts that although the amendments will be implemented in 2021, some contracting governments may apply these amendments in whole or in part on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2020.
The amendments will provide new information concerning individual cargo schedules with specific carriage requirements for Group B cargoes.
-Group B cargoes are the ones that possess a chemical hazard which could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship-
- Flue Dust, containing Lead and Zinc
- Matte containing Copper and Lead
- Zinc Oxide-Enriched Flue Dust
If the ship is carrying above mentioned cargoes, it will be required to add these in the list of cargoes attached to the exemption certificate.
Moreover, the ship’s certificate of fitness, for those carrying dangerous goods, should be amended to include:
- Metal Sulphide concentrates, self-heating UN 3190
- Seed Cakes and Other Residues of Processed Oily Vegetables