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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

2/2012 (PDF)
Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
3/2012 (PDF)
Certificates of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer
4/2012 (PDF)
Recommendation on Pilot Transfer Arrangements
5/2012 (PDF)
Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes, 2011 (2011 TDC Code) (Annex 1) (PDF)
6/2012 (PDF)
Issue of Bunker Certificates to Ships that are also Required to Hold a CLC Certificate (Annex 1) (PDF)
7/2012 (PDF)
Fatal Accident while boarding vessel by pilot ladder
8/2012 (PDF)
North American Ice Service – Iceberg Information and Services (Annex 1) (PDF)
9/2012 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Libya) Regulation 2011 (Amendment) Regulation 2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
10/2012 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation 2012 and the United Nations Sanctions (Afghanistan) Regulation (Repeal) Regulation (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
11/2012 (PDF)
New Issue of Determinations for Certification Examination
13/2012 (PDF)
Closure of Ports of Abkhazia, Georgia (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
17/2012 (PDF)
Boiler Explosion
18/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of COLREG 1972, as amended (Annex 1) (PDF)
19/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulation V/23 (Annex 1) (PDF)
20/2012 (PDF)
Revised Guidelines on Annual Testing of 406 MHz Satellite EPIRBs (Annex 1) (PDF)
21/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of the 1966 Load Lines Convention and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol as modified by resolution MSC.143(77) relating to the regulation 25(2) and (3) for protection of the crew (Annex 1) (PDF)
23/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulation II-2/10.6.4 and Chapter 9 of the FSS Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
24/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-2 (Annex 1) (PDF)
25/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of the FTP Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
26/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2, the FSS Code, the FTP Code and related Fire Test Procedures (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
27/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulations II-1/28 and II-1/29 (Annex 1) (PDF)
28/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Regulation II-2/21.4 (Annex 1) (PDF)
29/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for the Standardization of Lifeboat Control Arrangements (Annex 1) (PDF)
30/2012 (PDF)
Revised Guidelines for the Design and Approval of Fixed Water-Based Fire-Fighting Systems for Ro-Ro Spaces and Special Category Spaces (Annex 1) (PDF)
32/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for ships carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide) (Annex 1) (PDF)
33/2012 (PDF)
Conversion Table (Record of Amendments) for Part 7 Requirements of the IMDG Code concerning Transport Operations (Annex 1) (PDF)
34/2012 (PDF)
U.S. Coast Guard Final Rule on “Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters”
35/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/48.3 (Annex 1) (PDF)
37/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Chapter II-1/3-5 (Annex 1) (PDF)
38/2012 (PDF)
Clarification of the Term “First Scheduled Dry-docking” as contained in SOLAS Regulation III/1.5, as amended by resolution MSC.317(89) (Annex 1) (PDF)
39/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of Paragraph 1.2.2.6 of the LSA Code concerning Lifeboat Exterior Colour (Annex 1) (PDF)
40/2012 (PDF)
Awareness of Counterfeit and Substandard Life-Saving Appliances (Annex 1) (PDF)
41/2012 (PDF)
Pilot Transfer Arrangements – Revision of Poster (Annex 1) (PDF)
42/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual (Annex 1) (PDF)
43/2012 (PDF)
Clarification of SOLAS Regulations V/19.2.3.4 and V/19.2.9.2 (Annex 1) (PDF)
44/2012 (PDF)
Illustrations of Segregation of Cargo Transport Units on board Containerships and Ro-Ro Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
45/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code) (Annex 1) (PDF)
46/2012 (PDF)
Operating Anomalies Identified within ECDIS (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
47/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the Annex VI of the MARPOL 73/78 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5, Annex 6) (PDF)
48/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the Annex IVof the MARPOL 73/78 (Annex 1) (PDF)
49/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the Annex V of the MARPOL 73/78 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4) (PDF)
50/2012 (PDF)
Security-related Trainings for Seafarers (Appendix) (PDF)
51/2012 (PDF)
Identification of Float-Free Arrangements for Liferafts (Annex 1) (PDF)
52/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines on Riding Repairs (Annex 1) (PDF)
53/2012 (PDF)
Guidance to Ships’ Crew and Terminal Personnel for Bulk Carrier Inspections (Annex 1) (PDF)
54/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines on the Allocation of Responsibilities to seek the Successful Resolution of Stowaway Cases (Annex 1) (PDF)
56/2012 (PDF)
Recommendation on use of GMDSS Equipment for Non-safety Communications (Annex 1) (PDF)
57/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines on the Configuration of the Reserve Source or Sources of Energy used to Supply Radio Installations on GMDSS Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
58/2012 (PDF)
Secondary Pressure/Vacuum Relief for Cargo Tanks (Annex 1) (PDF)
59/2012 (PDF)
Document of Compliance with SOLAS Reg. II-2/54 (Annex 1) (PDF)
60/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines on Engine-Room Oil Fuel Systems (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
61/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines on Human Element Considerations for The Design and Management of Emergency Escape Arrangements on Passenger Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
62/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines on Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) (Annex 1) (PDF)
63/2012 (PDF)
Measures to Reduce the Number of False Distress Alerts (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
64/2012 (PDF)
Inmarst Ship Earth Station Barring Procedures (Annex 1) (PDF)
65/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for Alerting of Search and Rescue Authorities (Annex 1) (PDF)
66/2012 (PDF)
Guidance for Ships Transiting Archipelagic Waters (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
67/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines of Shipowners' Responsibilities in Respect of Maritime Claims (Annex 1) (PDF)
68/2012 (PDF)
Guidance on Fatigue Mitigation and Management (Annex 1) (PDF)
69/2012 (PDF)
Interim Guidelines for the Presentation and Display of AIS Target Information (Annex 1) (PDF)
70/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for Maintenance and Monitoring of On-board Materials Containing Asbestos (Annex 1) (PDF)
71/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for Monthly Shipboard Inspection of Immersion Suits and Anti-exposure Suits by Ships' Crews (Annex 1) (PDF)
72/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for Shore-based Maintenance of Satellite EPIRBs (Annex 1) (PDF)
73/2012 (PDF)
Adjustment and Maintenance of Magnetic Compasses (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
74/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for the installation of a shipborne automatic identification System (AIS) (Annex 1) (PDF)
75/2012 (PDF)
Guidance for the operational use of integrated bridge systems (Annex 1) (PDF)
76/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters (Annex 1) (PDF)
78/2012 (PDF)
Effect of European Union's regulation EC 2037/2000 to decommission halon fire protection systems and fire extinguishers by 31 December 2003 (Annex 1) (PDF)
79/2012 (PDF)
Principles For Hot Work On Board AII Types Of Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
80/2012 (PDF)
Use Of Smoke Helmet-Type Breathing Apparatus (Annex 1) (PDF)
81/2012 (PDF)
Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) inside accommodation spaces and machinery spaces (Annex 1) (PDF)
83/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for Periodic Testing of Immersion Suit and Anti-exposure Suit Seams and Closures (Annex 1) (PDF)
84/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of the IBC and IGC Codes (Annex 1) (PDF)
85/2012 (PDF)
Revised Guidelines for Passenger Safety Instructions (Annex 1) (PDF)
86/2012 (PDF)
Guidance on Training for Fast Rescue Boats Launch and Recovery Teams and Boat Crews (Annex 1) (PDF)
87/2012 (PDF)
Guidance on the use of the UN/LOCODE in the destination field in AIS messages (Annex 1) (PDF)
88/2012 (PDF)
Harmonization of GMDSS Requirements for Radio Installations on board SOLAS Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
89/2012 (PDF)
Recommended Means for Extracting Stored Data from Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) for Investigation Authorities (Annex 1) (PDF)
90/2012 (PDF)
Interim Guidelines for the Testing, Approval and Maintenance of Evacuation Guidance Systems Used as an Alternative to Low-Location Lighting Systems (Annex 1) (PDF)
91/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) (Annex 1) (PDF)
92/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on board Ships (INF Code) (Annex 1) (PDF)
93/2012 (PDF)
Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code) (Annex 1) (PDF)
94/2012 (PDF)
Examination, Testing and Maintenance of Shipboard Lifting Appliances and Loose gear (Annex 1) (PDF)
95/2012 (PDF)
Unified Interpretations of SOLAS Chapter II-2 and Fire Test Procedures Referred to in the FTP Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
96/2012 (PDF)
Guide to recovery techniques (Annex 1) (PDF)
98/2012 (PDF)
Guidelines for developing operation and maintenance manuals for lifeboat systems (Annex 1) (PDF)
100/2012 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)(Amendment) Regulation 2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
101/2012 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) (Amendment) Regulation 2012 (Annex 1) (PDF)
102/2012 (PDF)
Approved Onboard Training Programme and Approved Training Record Books for Officer Cadets (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
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