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The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Notes
Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Notes
(for the Hong Kong registered ships)

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Recognition of Certificates of Competency issued under STCW

A list of effective HKMSINs since 2000

Subject Index

1/2018 (PDF)
Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Notes Current as at 1 January 2018 (Annex 1, Annex 2A, Annex 2B) (PDF)
2/2018 (PDF)
United Nations Security Council Sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Annex 1) (PDF)
3/2018 (PDF)
Smooth Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI on Data Collection System for Fuel Oil Consumption (Annex 1 ) (PDF)
4/2018 (PDF)
Coming into Force of the Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing the Latest Requirements of the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as modified by the Protocol of 1988 relating thereto (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5) (PDF)
5/2018 (PDF)
Approval of the unified interpretation of Appendix I (Form of the International Ballast Water Management Certificate) of the BWM Convention (Annex 1) (PDF)
6/2018 (PDF)
Guidance on best practice for fuel oil purchasers/users for assuring the quality of fuel oil used on board ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
7/2018 (PDF)
Halon Banking and Reception Facilities (Annex 1) (PDF)
8/2018 (PDF)
A fatal fall to the bottom of a cargo oil tank after cleaning
9/2018 (PDF)
A fatal accident on open deck under adverse weather
10/2018 (PDF)
Coming into Force of Amended Hong Kong Legislation (Annex 1) (PDF)
11/2018 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
12/2018 (PDF)
Coming into force of the amended Hong Kong legislation on the implementation of the requirements of MARPOL Annex II, BCH Code and IBC Code (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
13/2018 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2018 (Annex 1) (PDF)
14/2018 (PDF)
Entry into Force of regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI on Data Collection System for Fuel Oil Consumption
15/2018 (PDF)
Lists of Solid Bulk Cargoes for which a Fixed Gas Fire-extinguishing System may be exempted or for which a Fixed Gas Fire-extinguishing System is Ineffective (Annex 1) (PDF)
16/2018 (PDF)
Service for Collection of Certificate of Registry Envelope (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
17/2018 (PDF)
Collision of a Bulk Carrier and an Oil Tanker in the East China Sea (Annex 1) (PDF)
18/2018 (PDF)
A fatal fall onto the tank top of a cargo hold during cleaning operation
19/2018 (PDF)
Code and Amendments to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5) (PDF)
20/2018 (PDF)
Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (ECAs and required EEDI for RO-RO Cargo Ships and RO-RO Passenger Ships) (Annex 1) (PDF)
21/2018 (PDF)
Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
22/2018 (PDF)
Amendments to the IBC Code and BCH Code (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
23/2018 (PDF)
An explosion on board an oil/chemical tanker during cargo tank cleaning operation
24/2018 (PDF)
The exemptible clauses in accordance with the International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft for Hong Kong registered high speed craft engaged in cross-boundary voyages (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
25/2018 (PDF)
Extension of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) to Hong Kong
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