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Circulars of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC.1)
1001-1200 1201-1400 801-1000
published
1200 Interim guidelines for alternative assessment of the weather criterion
related doc A.749(18)
20.6.06
1199 Interim guidance on compliance of ships carrying dry cargoes in bulk with requirements of SOLAS chapters II-1, III, IX, XI-1 AND XII 20.6.06
1198 Application of SOLAS regulation XII/6.3 on corrosion prevention of dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers and application of the performance standard for protective coatings for dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers
refer MSC.47(66) related doc MSC.170(79)
3.7.06
1197 Amendments to the unified interpretations to SOLAS chapters II-1 and XII approved by MSC/Circ.1176
superseded by MSC.1/1464 MSC.1/1464/Rev.1
20.6.06
1196 Means of embarkation on and disembarkation from ships 20.6.06
1195 Guidelines for the conduct of high-speed craft model tests
supersedes MSC/Circ.1029 related docs MSC.97(73) MSC.98(73)
19.6.06
1194 Effective implementation of SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code
refers to MSC/Circ.1112 MSC/Circ.1133 MSC/Circ.1156
19.6.06
1193 Guidance on voluntary self-assessment by administrations and for ship security 20.6.06
1192 Guidance on voluntary self-assessment by SOLAS contracting governments and by port facilities
revokes MSC.1/Circ.1131
3.7.06
1191 Further reminder of the obligation to notify flag States when exercising control and compliance measures
revokes MSC/Circ.1133
19.6.06
1190 Guidance on the provision of information for identifying ships when transmitting ship security alerts 19.6.06
1189 Interim scheme for the compliance of special purpose ships with the special measures to enhance maritime security
this scheme shall cease to apply on 1 July 2008
related doc ISPS Code
19.6.06
1188 Guidelines on training and certification for port facility security officers
guidelines MSC/Circ.1154 guidelines on security training MSC.1/Circ.1341
19.6.06
1187 Interim operational recommendations for passenger ships with cabin balconies 19.6.06
1186 Guidelines on the training of SAR service personnel working in major incidents 19.6.06
1185/ Rev.1 Guide for cold water survival
supersedes MSC.1/Circ.1185
18.12.12
1185 Guide for cold water survival 19.6.06
1184 Enhanced contingency planning guidance for passenger ships operating in areas remote from SAR facilities 19.6.06
1183 Guidelines on the provision of external support as an aid to incident containment for SAR authorities and others concerned 19.6.06
1182 Guide to recovery techniques 19.6.06
1181 Adoption of amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
amends A.894(21)
should enter into force 1 June 2007
1.8.06
1180 Amendments to the guidelines for formal safety assessment (FSA) for use in the IMO rule-making process (MSC/Circ.1023 - MEPC/Circ.392)
superseded by MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.12
6.10.05
1179 Deficiencies in hydrographic surveying and nautical charting worldwide and their impact on safety of navigation and protection of the marine environment 16.6.05
1178 Unified interpretations of SOLAS regulations XII/4.2 AND XII/5.2
related doc MSC.194(80)
for ships constructed on or after 1 July 2006
16.6.05
1177 Unified interpretation of the 2000 HSC Code
related docs MSC/Circ.1102 MSC.97(73)
16.6.05
1176 Unified interpretations SOLAS chapters II-1 and XII and to the technical provisions for means of access for inspections
related docs MSC.133(76) MSC.134(76) MSC.158(78) MSC.1/Circ.1197 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1464 MSC.1/Circ.1465/Rev.1
28.6.05
1175 Guidance on shipboard towing and mooring equipment
becomes effective 1 January 2007
16.6.05
1174 Basic safety guidance for oceanic voyages by non-regulated craft
superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1413
7.6.05
1173 Adoption of amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
related doc A.894(21)
enters into force 1 June 2005
7.6.05
1172 Identification of passenger ships, other than ro-ro passenger ships, which should benefit from being equipped with the Emergency Medical Kit/Bag (EMK)
supplements MSC/Circ.1042
7.6.05
1171 Closure of Inmarsat-E services by Inmarsat Ltd
ceases to operate from 1 December 2006
7.6.05
1170 Application of SOLAS regulation II-2/15 for lubricating oil and other flammable oil arrangements for ships built before 1 July 1998
related doc MSC.31(63)
28.6.05
1169 Unified interpretations of SOLAS chapter II-2 20.6.05
1168 Interim guidelines for the testing, approval and maintenance of evacuation guidance systems used as an alternative to low-location lighting systems
related doc MSC.98(73) MSC.99(73)
28.6.05
1167 Functional requirements and performance standards for the assessment of evacuation guidance systems 20.6.05
1166 Guidelines for a simplified evacuation analysis for high-speed passenger craft
supersedes MSC/Circ.1001
20.6.05
1165 Revised guidelines for the approval of equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms
revises MSC/Circ.668 amended by MSC/Circ.728 revised by MSC.1/Circ.1237 MSC.1/Circ.1269 mock-up FP.1/Circ.38 with regard to the scientific methods on scaling of test volume for fire test on water-mist fire-extinguishing systems MSC.1/Circ.1385 amended by MSC.1/Circ.1386 revised unified interpretation MSC.1/Circ.1458
5.7.05
1164/ Rev.12 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.1164/Rev.11
16.7.13
1164/ Rev.11 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.1164/Rev.10
5.2.13
1164/ Rev.10 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.1164/Rev.9
10.7.12
1164/ Rev.9 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.1164/Rev.8
7.6.11
1164/ Rev.8 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.1164/Rev.7
28.1.11
1164/ Rev.7 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.1164/Rev.6
18.6.10
1164/ Rev.6 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.1164/Rev.5
26.6.09
1164/ Rev.5 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/Circ.
1164/Rev.4
6.1.09
1164/ Rev.4 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/
1164/Circ.Rev.3
27.5.08
1164/ Rev.3

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC.1/1164/Circ.Rev.2

30.10.07
1164/ Rev.2 International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC/Circ.1164/Rev.1
1.2.07
1164/ Rev.1 International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
replaces MSC/Circ.1164
29.5.06
1164 International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention 2.6.05

1163/ Rev.8

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International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
revises MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.7
5.2.12

1163/ Rev.7

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
revises MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.6
7.6.11

1163/ Rev.6

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
revises MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.5
28.1.11

1163/ Rev.5

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
revises MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.4
18.6.10

1163/ Rev.4

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
revises MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.3
26.6.09

1163/ Rev.3

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
revises MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.2
27.5.08

1163/ Rev.2

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
revises MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.1
24.5.07

1163/ Rev.1

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention 1.2.07

1163

white list

International Conventions on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention 2.6.05
1162 General principles and recommendations for knowledge, skills and training for officers on wing-in-ground (WIG) craft operating in both displacement and ground effect modes
related doc MSC/Circ.1054 A.910(22)
16.6.05
1161 Guidance on training fast rescue boats launch and recovery teams and boat crews 7.6.05
1160 Manual on loading and unloading of solid bulk cargoes for terminal representatives
amended by MSC.1/Circ.1230 MSC.1/Circ.1356
28.6.05
1159 Guidelines on the provision of stability-related information for bulk carriers 20.6.05
1158 Unified interpretation of SOLAS chapter II-1 28.6.05
1157 Interim scheme for the compliance of certain cargo ships with the special measures to enhance maritime security
ceases to apply 1 July 2008
7.6.05
1156 Guidance on the access of public authorities, emergency response services and pilots on board ships to which SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code apply
read in conjunction with ISPS Code MSC/Circ.1112 refer to MSC/Circ.1194
7.6.05
1155 Guidance on the message priority and the testing of ship security alert systems 16.6.05
1154 Guidelines on training and certification for company security officers
related doc MSC/Circ.1188
16.6.05
1153
annex 1
annex 2
National contact point for safety and pollution prevention
updated by MSC/MEPC.6/Circ.1
31.1.05
1152 Helicopter facilities on board ships - Amendments to annex 14 (AERODROMES), volume II (HELIPORTS), to the Convention on International Civil Aviation 31.1.05
1151 Revised list of certificates required to be carried on board ships
supersedes FAL/Circ.90-MEPC/Circ.368-MSC/Circ.946 superseded by FAL.2/Circ.123
31.1.05
1150 Provision of information on the implementation of codes, recommendations guidelines and other non-mandatory instruments 22.2.05
1149 Accidents involving bulk cargoes not specifically listed in the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code)
related doc DSC/Circ.26
31.1.05
1148 Carriage of dangerous goods - Issuing and renewal of document of compliance with the special requirements applicable to ships carrying dangerous goods
related doc MSC/Circ.1027MSC.134(76) superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1266
31.1.05
1147 Questionnaire on inspections of containers/vehicles carrying packaged dangerous goods 31.1.05
1146 Lists of solid bulk cargoes for which a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system may be exempted or for which a fixed gas fire-extinguish system in ineffective
supersedes MSC/Circ.671 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1395
31.1.05
1145 Precautionary advice to masters when undertaking ballast water exchange operations 17.1.05
1144 Additional guidance for the uniform application of rule 1(e) of the International Regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
related doc MSC/Circ.473
17.1.05
1143 Guidelines on early assessment of hull damage and possible need for abandonment of bulk carriers 17.1.05
1142 Marking the ship's plans, manuals and other documents with the IMO ship identification number 17.1.05
1141 Unified interpretation of the term "firs survey" referred to in SOLAS regulations II-2/1.2.2.2, V/19.1.2.2, V/19.2.4.2.2 and V/20.1.2
superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1290
31.1.05
1140 Transfer of ships between States 17.1.05
1139 Conditions applicable to propulsion control automation systems of ships built after 1 July 1986, but before 1 July 2004 (SOLAS regulation II-1/31) 31.1.05
1138 Interpretation to the Guidelines for Design, Construction and Operation of Passenger Submersible Craft
related docs MSC/Circ.1125
31.1.05
1137 Guidelines for simulated launching of free-fall lifeboats
superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1206 MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1
17.1.05
1136 Guidance on safety during abandon ship drills using lifeboats
related doc MSC/Circ.1049 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1206 MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1
31.1.05
1135 As-built construction drawings to be maintained on board the ship and ashore 17.1.05
1134 International Convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention 17.1.05
1133 Reminder of the obligation to notify flag States when exercising control and compliance measures
revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1191 refer to MSC/Circ.1194
17.1.05
1132 Guidance relating to the implementation of SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code 17.1.05
1131 Interim guidance on voluntary self-assessment by SOLAS contracting governments and by port facilities
revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1192
17.1.05
1130 Guidance to masters, companies and duly authorized officers on the requirements relating to the submission of security-related information prior to the entry of s ship into port
see part B of ISPS Code and MSC.159(78) revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1305
17.1.05
1129 Guidance on the establishment of medical and sanitation related programmes for passenger ships 31.1.05
1128 List of products that have been omitted from either chapter 17 or 18 of the IBC Cede due to missing safety data, pollution data or both
read in conjunction with MEPC.119(52) and MSC.176(79)
17.1.05
1127 Early implementation of amendment to SOLAS regulation III/19.3.3.3 adopted by resolution MSC.152(78) 31.1.05
1126 Amendments to the interim guidelines for Wing-in-Ground (WIG) craft
amends MSC/Circ.1054
31.1.05
1125 Amendments to the Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Operation of Passenger Submersible Craft
amends MSC/circ.981 related doc MSC/Circ.1138
31.1.05
1124 Adoption of amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
enters into force 1 July 2005
10.11.04
1123 Guidelines on annual testing of L-band satellite EPIRBs
complement guidelines MSC/Circ.1040
24.6.04
1122 Adoption of the revised NAVTEX manual 23.8.04
1121 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention 24.6.04
1120 Unified interpretations of SOLAS chapter II-2, the FSS code, the FTP code and related procedures
amended by MSC.1/Circ.1436
24.6.04
1119 Ship/terminal interface improvement for bulk carriers 23.8.04
1118 Implementation of SOLAS regulation V/9 Hydrographic services
note from IHO A.958(23)
24.6.04
1117 Guidance for checking the structure of bulk carriers 23.8.04
1116 Unified interpretations of the IBC and IGC codes 24.6.04
1115 Preventing of accidents in high free-fall launching of lifeboats 24.6.04
1114 Guidelines for periodic testing of immersion suit and anti-exposure suite seams and closures
guidelines to MSC/Circ.1047
24.6.04
1113 Guidance to port State control officers on the non-security related elements of the 2002 SOLAS amendments 24.6.04
1112 Shore leave and access to ships under the ISPS code
read in conjunction with ISPS Code MSC/Circ.1156
refer to MSC.1/Circ.1194 revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1342 reference should be read as MSC/Circ.1112
24.6.04
1111 Guidance relating to the implementation of SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS code
guidance for MSC.159(78) MSC./Circ.1097
24.6.04
1110 Matters related to SOLAS regulation XI-2/6 AND XI-2/7 24.6.04
1109/ Rev.1 False security alerts and distress/security double alerts
replaces MSC/Circ.1109
22.205
1109 False security alerts and distress/security double alerts 24.6.04
1108 Guidelines for assessing the longitudinal strength of bulk carriers during loading, unloading and ballast water exchange 24.6.04
1107 Application of SOLAS regulation II-1/3-6 on access to and within spaces in, forward of, the cargo area of oil tankers and bulk carriers and application of the technical provisions for means of access for inspections 24.6.04
1106 Implementation of SOLAS XI-2 and the ISPS Code to port facilities 20.5.04
1105 Guidance on responsibility and liability issues related to the use of the emergency medical kit/bag and evaluation of its use in emergency incidents
related doc MSC/Circ.1042
15.4.04
1104 Implementation of SOLAS chapter XI-2 and THE ISPS Code 12.1.04
1103 National contact points for safety and pollution prevention 12.1.04
1102 Interpretations of the 2000 HSC Code and SOLAS chapter X
related docs MSC.97(73) MSC/Circ.1177
14.10.03
1101 Ship/port Interface - Availability of tug assistance 23.10.03
1100 Recommendation for the use of a standard format for the cargo information required by chapter 6 of the IBC Code 14.10.03
1099 Guidelines on the organization and method of work of the Maritime Safety Committee and the Marine Environment Protection Committee and their subsidiary bodies, as amended
revokes MSC/Circ.931/MEPC/Circ.366 revoked by MSC-MEPC.1/Circ.1
14.10.03
1098 MSC/FAL circular - Ship/port interface - Development of guidelines on minimum training and education for shore-side mooring personnel 14.7.03
1097 Guidance relating to the implementation of SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code
guidance MSC/Circ.1111 MSC.159(78)
17.7.03
1096 Guidelines on the prevention and management of sever acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) 8.7.03
1095 Revised minimum safety standards for ships carrying liquids in bulk containing benzene
voluntary structural guidelines MSC.1/Circ.1220
14.7.03
1094 Application of SOLAS regulation III/26 concerning fast rescue boat systems on ro-ro passenger ships 17.7.03
1093/ Corr.1 Guidelines for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear 14.12.04
1093 Guidelines for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear
supersedes MSC/Circ.614 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1206 MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1
14.7.03
1092 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention 14.7.03
1091 Issues to be considered when introducing new technology on boards ships 8.7.03
1090 Guidance for administration, companies, masters and manning agents in detecting and preventing unlawful practices 14.7.03
1089 Guidance on recommended anti-fraud measures and forgery prevention features for seafarers' certificates 14.7.03
1088 Questionnaire on national database standards, record systems and anti-fraud measures 14.7.03
1087 Guidelines for partially weathertight hatchway covers on board containerships 14.7.03
1086 Code of practice for atmospheric oil mist detectors 8.7.03
1085 Use of smoke helmet-type breathing apparatus 8.7.03
1084 Principles for hot work on board all types of ships 8.7.03
1083 Unified interpretations of SOLAS regulation II-2/15.2.11, in force before 1 July 2002 8.7.03
1082 Unified interpretations of the guidelines for the approval of fixed water-based local application fire-fighting systems MSC/Circ.913 8.7.03
1081 Unified interpretation of the revised SOLAS chapter II-2 8.7.03
1080 Adoption of amendments the the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual 17.7.03
1079 Guidelines for preparing plans for co-operation between search and rescue services and passenger ships (in accordance with SOLAS regulation V/7.3)
revokes MSC/Circ.1000 MSC/Circ.1041
12.8.03
1078 Guidelines to administrations on reporting false alerts 8.7.03
1077 Procedure for evaluation and procedure and possible recognition of mobile-satellite systems notified for use in the GMDSS
revoked by A.1001(25)
14.7.03
1076 Future withdrawal of INMARSAT-A services by INMARSAT LTD 8.7.03
1075 Granting exemptions from the provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
exemptions see DSC Circulars
14.7.03
1074 Measures to enhance maritime security - Interim guidelines for the authorization of recognized security organizations acting on behalf of the administration and/or designated authority of a contracting government 14.7.03
1073 Measures to enhance maritime security - Directives for maritime rescue co-ordination centres (MRCCS) on acts of violence against ships 8.7.03
1072 Guidance on provision of ship security alert systems 14.7.03
1071 Guidelines for bulk carrier hatch cover surveys and owner's inspection and maintenance 8.7.03
1070 Ship design, construction, repair and maintenance
supersedes MSC/Circ.807
8.7.03
1069 Interpretation of SOLAS regulation XII/13 8.7.03
1068 Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) 19.5.03
1067 Early implementation of the special measures to enhance maritime security 19.3.03
1066 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions the Convention 23.1.03
1065 IALA Standards for Training and Certification of Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Personnel 23.1.03
1064/ Add.1 Amendments to the International SafetyNET manual 8.7.03
1064 Amendments to the International SafetyNET manual
comes into effect 1 January 2004
superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1364
23.1.03
1063 Participation of ships in weather routeing services
this circular complements MSC/Circ.1017
23.1.03
1062 Maintenance and administration of AIS binary messages 23.1.03
1061 Guidance for the operational use of Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS) 23.1.03
1060/ Add.1 Amendment to the guidance note on the preparation of proposals on ships' routeing systems and ship reporting systems for submission to the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation 20.6.06
1060 Guidance note on the preparation of proposals on ships' routeing systems and ship reporting systems for submission to the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation 23.1.03
1059 Procedures concerning observed ISM Code major non-conformities 23.1.03
1058 Interim guidelines to assist flag States and other substantially interested States to establish and maintain and effective framework for consultation and co-operation in marine casualty investigations 23.1.03
1057 Proposed amendments to update the DSC Code and the 1994 HSC Code
related docs MSC.36(63) MSC.37(63) MSC.97(73) MSC.119(74)
23.1.03
1056 Guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters
ship operating in polar waters A.1024(26)
23.1.03
1055 Guidelines on the sampling method of thickness measurements for longitudinal strength evaluation and repair methods in accordance with annex 12 to annex B to Resolution A.744(18), as amended 23.1.03
1054 Interim guidelines for wing-in-ground (WIG) craft
amended by MSC/Circ.1126 related doc MSC/Circ.1162
18.2.03
1054/ Corr.1 Interim guidelines for wing-in-ground (WIG) craft 12.4.10
1053 Explanatory notes to the standards for ship manoeuvrability
supersedes MSC/Circ.644 explanatory notes to MSC.137(76)
23.1.03
1052 National contact points for safety and pollution prevention 23.1.03
1051 Interim application of paragraphs 4.6.1.1, 4.6.2.2. and 15.7 of the survey guidelines under the harmonized system of survey and certification (resolution A.746(18))
supersedes MSC/Circ.1013
16.8.02
1050 Shipboard plans for fire protection appliances, life-saving appliances and means of escape 3.7.02
1049 Accidents with lifeboats
related doc MSC/Circ.1136 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1206 MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1
3.7.02
1048 Performance standards and performance tests for manually powered reverse osmosis desalinators 3.7.02
1047 Guidelines for monthly shipboard inspection of immersion suits and anti-exposure suits by ships' crews
guidelines for periodic testing MSC/Circ.1114
3.7.02
1046 Guidelines for the assessment of thermal protection 3.7.02
1045 Guidelines for maintenance and monitoring of on-board materials containing asbestos 3.7.02
1044 Adoption of amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
amendments should apply from 1 July 2003.
10.7.02
1043 Guidance on ships' daily reporting of their positions to their companies 3.7.02
1042 List of contents of the "emergency medical kit/bag" and medical consideration for its use on ro-ro passenger ships not normally carrying a medical doctor
related doc MSC/Circ.1105 supplemented by MSC/Circ.1172
3.7.02
1041 Guidelines for ship operators and search and rescue (SAR) services on minimum requirements for SAR data providers holding SAR co-operation plans in accordance with SOLAS regulation V/7.3 and MSC/Circ.1000 and the provision of up-to-date plans at all times
revoked by MSC/Circ.1079
3.7.02
1040/ Rev.1 Guidelines on annual testing of 406 MHz satellite EPIRBs
supersedes MSC.1/Circ.1040
25.6.12
1040 Guidelines on annual testing of 406 MHz satellite EPIRBs
supersedes MSC/Circ.882 complement guidelines MSC/Circ.1123 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1040/Rev.1
3.7.02
1039 Guidelines for shore-based maintenance of satellite EPIRBs 3.7.02
1038 Guidelines for general radiocommunications 10.7.02
1037 Unified interpretations of the revised SOLAS chapter II-2 3.7.02
1036 Unified interpretations of the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code) and fire test procedures referred to in the Code
related docs A.754(18) MSC/Circ.727 MSC/Circ.916 MSC/Circ.964 MSC/Circ.1004 MSC/Circ.1005
10.7.02
1035 Guidelines for the use and installation of detectors equivalent to smoke detectors 3.7.02
1034 Guidelines for smoke control and ventilation systems for internal assembly stations and atriums on new passenger ships 3.7.02
1033 Interim guidelines for evacuation analyses for new and existing passenger ships
replaces MSC/Circ.909 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1238
10.7.02
1032 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Guidance for port State control officers on references to STCW 95 in certificates, endorsements and documentary evidence 5.6.02
1031 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention 3.7.02
1030 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Guidance for port State control officers on issues related to certificates of competency 3.7.02
1029 Interim guidelines for the conduct of high-speed craft model tests
superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1195
16.7.02
1028 Application of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and the 1988 Protocol relating thereto, to high-speed craft
supersedes MSC/Circ.652
16.7.02
1027 Carriage of Dangerous Goods - Document of compliance with the special requirements for ships carrying dangerous goods under the provisions of regulation II-2/19 of SOLAS 74, as amended
supersedes MSC/Circ.642 related doc MSC/Circ.1148 superseded by MSC.1/Circ.1266
10.7.02
1026 Amendments to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code)
amends CSS Code A.714(17)
3.7.02
1025/ Add.1 Carriage of Dangerous Goods - International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - Annexes and Supplements - Revised Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide)
amends MSC.205(81) amended by MSC.1/Circ.1438
enter into force 1 January 2008; may be applied on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2007
17.6.06
1025 Carriage of Dangerous Goods - International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code - Annexes and Supplements - Revised Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide)
amended by MSC.1/Circ.1438
enter into force 1 January 2004; may be applied on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2003
9.8.02
1024 Guidelines on Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) ownership and recovery 10.7.02
1023 Guidelines for Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) for use in the IMO rule-making process
supersedes MSC/Circ.829/MEPC/Circ.355 amended by MSC/Circ.1180/MEPC/Circ.474 MSC/MEPC.2/Circ.5 superseded by MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.12
28.5.02
1022 Guidance on the use of Human Element Analysing Process (HEAP) and Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) in the IMO rule making process
draft amendment MSC/MEPC.2/Circ.6 superseded by MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.12 MSC-MEPC.2/circ.13
5.6.02
1021 Design suggestions for ballast water and sediment management options in new ships 8.5.02
1020 MSC/MEPC CIRCULAR - Implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code by 1 July 2002   
1019 National contact points for safety and pollution prevention 1.2.02
1018 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention 11.12.01
1017 Participation in the World Meteorological Organization voluntary observing ships' (VOS) scheme
revokes MSC/Circ.674
this circular complements MSC/Circ.1063 revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1293
26.6.01
1016 Application of SOLAS regulation III/26 concerning fast rescue boats and means of rescue systems on ro-ro passenger ships 10.7.01
1015 Reporting near misses 10.7.01
1014 Guidance on fatigue mitigation and management 10.7.01
1013 Interim application of paragraphs 4.6.1.1, 4.6.2.2 and 15.7 of the survey guidelines under the harmonized system of survey and certification (resolution A.746(18))
superseded by MSC/Circ.1051
  
1012 Endorsement of certificates with the date of completion of the survey on which they are based 17.7.01
1011 Measures to improve port State control procedures 17.7.01
1010 Communication of information on the authorization of recognized organizations (ROs) 24.7.01
1009 Amendments to the revised standards for the design, testing and locating of devices to prevent the passage of flame into cargo tanks in tankers (MSC/Circ.677)
amended by MSC.1/Circ.1324
10.7.01
1008 Revisions to interpretations of the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code) and fires test procedures referred to in the Code (MSC/Circ.916)
amends MSC/Circ.677
10.7.01
1007 Guidelines for the approval of fixed aerosol fire-extinguishing systems equivalent to fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems, as referred to in SOLAS 74, for machinery spaces
revised by MSC.1/Circ.1270
current in machinery spaces prior to 9 May 2008
10.7.01
1006 Guidelines on fire test procedures for acceptance of fire-retardant materials for the construction of lifeboats 10.7.01
1005 Unified interpretations of vague expressions and other vague wording of SOLAS chapter II-2
related docs A.754(18) MSC/Circ.727 MSC/Circ.916 MSC/Circ.964 MSC/Circ.1004 MSC/Circ.1036
10.7.01
1004 Unified interpretations of the International Code for Application of Fires Test Procedures (FTP Code) and fire test procedures referred to in the Code
related docs A.754(18) MSC/Circ.727 MSC/Circ.916 MSC/Circ.964 MSC/Circ.1005 MSC/Circ.1036 amends A.653(16)
10.7.01
1003 Guidelines on a simplified calculation for the total amount of combustible materials per unit area in accommodation and service spaces 10.7.01
1002/ Corr.1 Guidelines on alternative design and arrangements for fire safety 11/10/05
1002 Guidelines on alternative design and arrangements for fire safety 10.7.01
1001 Interim guidelines for a simplified evacuation analysis of high-speed passenger craft
related docs MSC.97(73) superseded by MSC/Circ.1166
10.7.01
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