USCG - Reminder of Revisions to MARPOL Annex II & IBC Code

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On 18 November, 2020, the US Coast Guard issued a bulletin to remind stakeholders that revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code will be coming into effect on 1 January, 2021 (see the UK Club’s recent update, MARPOL Amendments to Annex II and the IBC Code - Entering into force on 1 January 2021).

US flagged vessels on international voyages or which are maintaining international certificates in accordance with MARPOL Annex II or the IBC Code must be in compliance with the new revisions before they can load noxious liquid substances (NLS) or IBC Chapter 17 Cargoes in 2021. All such vessels will need their Procedures & Arrangements (P&A) Manuals and Cargo Authority Attachments revised and approved as appropriate. 

If Members have any questions relating to the above, your usual contact at the Club will be pleased to assist you.

Jacqueline Tan

Legal Services Manager