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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

2/2013 (PDF)
Revision of the Guide for Cold Water Survival (Annex 1) (PDF)
3/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter V (Annex 1) (PDF)
4/2013 (PDF)
Guidelines for the Development of Plans and Procedures for Recovery of Persons from the Water (Annex 1) (PDF)
5/2013 (PDF)
Contact Point for Enquiries and Reporting on ECDIS (PDF)
6/2013 (PDF)
Adoption of the Revised Performance Standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) (Annex 1) (PDF)
7/2013 (PDF)
Fatal fall on slippery deck (PDF)
12/2013 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
14/2013 (PDF)
Fatal accident caused by a swinging derrick boom
15/2013 (PDF)
Falling from height fatal accident inside cargo hold during cleaning
16/2013 (PDF)
Thermal oil heater explosion caused by improper maintenance of the burner unit
17/2013 (PDF)
Adoption of Amendments to the Performance Standards for Devices to Measure and Indicate Speed and Distance (Resolution MSC.334(90)) (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
18/2013 (PDF)
Fatal accident caused by a moving elevator cage
20/2013 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 – Chapters II-1, III, V, VI, VII and XI-1 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
21/2013 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) – Fixed Foam Fire-Extinguishing Systems and the Automatic Sprinkler, Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems (Annex 1) (PDF)
22/2013 (PDF)
Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 – Annex II, Regulation 47 – Southern Winter Seasonal Zone (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
23/2013 (PDF)
Man Falling Overboard during unrigging of combined accommodation and pilot ladder over shipside
25/2013 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Eritrea) (Amendment) Regulation 2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
26/2013 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
27/2013 (PDF)
Amendments to Annex III of MARPOL 73/78 (Annex 1) (PDF)
29/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapters II-1 and XII relating to the Technical Provisions for Means of Access for Inspections and the Performance Standards for Water Level Detectors on Bulk Carriers (Annex 1) (PDF)
30/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations 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 (Annex 1) (PDF)
31/2013 (PDF)
Guidelines for Verification of Damage Stability Requirements for Tankers (Annex 1) (PDF)
32/2013 (PDF)
Minimum Safe Manning (Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3) (PDF)
34/2013 (PDF)
IMO circular and Hong Kong requirements on certificates, documents and publications that are required or recommended to be carried on board Hong Kong ships engaged in international voyage (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
35/2013 (PDF)
MF/HF Direct-printing Telegraphy Equipment – Equivalent Arrangements Accepted under Regulation I/5 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 (Annex 1) (PDF)
36/2013 (PDF)
Early implementation of Amendment 02-13 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
37/2013 (PDF)
Guidelines for Developing and Approving Procedures for Sampling, Testing and Controlling the Moisture Content for Solid Bulk Cargoes which may liquefy (Annex 1) (PDF)
39/2013 (PDF)
Guidelines for the approval of alternatives and equivalents as provided for in various IMO Instruments (Annex 1) (PDF)
40/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the FSS and FTP Codes (Annex 1) (PDF)
41/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of the 2000 HSC Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
42/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of the Revised Guidelines for the Approval of Equivalent Water-based Fire-extinguishing Systems for Machinery Spaces and Cargo Pump-rooms (MSC/Circ.1165) (Annex 1) (PDF)
43/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of the SOLAS Convention and the IBC and IGC Codes (Annex 1) (PDF)
44/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/26.3 (Annex 1) (PDF)
45/2013 (PDF)
Guidance on the Timing of Replacement of Existing Certificates by Revised Certificates as a Consequence of the Entry into Force of Amendments to Chapters 17 and 18 of the IBC Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
46/2013 (PDF)
Revised Recommendations on Harmonized Interpretation and Implementation of the International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, as Amended (Annex 1) (PDF)
47/2013 (PDF)
Application of SOLAS Regulations XII/3, XII/7 and XII/11 – in relation to the meaning of the term "periodical survey" (Annex 1) (PDF)
48/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of the Application of Regulations Governed by the Building Contract Date, the Keel Laying Date and the Delivery Date for the Requirements of the SOLAS and MARPOL Conventions (Annex 1) (PDF)
49/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of Paragraph 1.1.4 of the International Life-saving Appliance (LSA) Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
50/2013 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation on Fall Preventer Devices (MSC.1/Circ.1392 and MSC.1/Circ.1327) (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
51/2013 (PDF)
Information on the Display of AIS-SART, AIS Man Overboard and EPIRB-AIS Devices (Annex 1) (PDF)
52/2013 (PDF)
Amendments to Resolution A.705(17) – Promulgation of Maritime Safety Information (Annex 1) (PDF)
53/2013 (PDF)
Amendments to Resolution A.706(17) – World-wide Navigational Warning Service (Annex 1) (PDF)
54/2013 (PDF)
Guidance on the Validity of Radiocommunications Equipment Installed and Used on Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
55/2013 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation 2013 (Annex 1) (PDF)
59/2013 (PDF)
Quality Assurance for Hong Kong Registered Ships (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
60/2013 (PDF)
2012 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) (Annex 1) (PDF)
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