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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

1/2019 (PDF)
Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Notes Current as at 1 January 2019 (Annex 1, Annex 2A, Annex 2B) (PDF)
2/2019 (PDF)
Coming into force of the Hong Kong legislation on the implementation of 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)
3/2019 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Mali) Regulation 2018 (Annex 1) (PDF)
4/2019 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Regulation 2018 (Annex 1) (PDF)
5/2019 (PDF)
Guidelines for MARPOL Annex VI (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
6/2019 (PDF)
Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (Prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil) (Annex 1) (PDF)
7/2019 (PDF)
Amendments to Guidelines for ballast water management and development of ballast water management plans (G4) (Annex 1) (PDF)
8/2019 (PDF)
Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing SOLAS Chapter II-1 and II-2 Requirements (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5, Annex 6, Annex 7, Annex 8, Annex 9, Annex 10, Annex 11, Annex 12) (PDF)
9/2019 (PDF)
Amendments of 2018 to the Code of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (Annex 1) (PDF)
10/2019 (PDF)
Stevedore fatality resulting from entry of fumigated cargo hold
11/2019 (PDF)
Amendment to Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution) Regulation (Cap. 413P) (Annex 1) (PDF)
12/2019 (PDF)
Coming into Force of a New Hong Kong Legislation Implementing SOLAS Chapter XIV and Polar Code Requirements (Annex 1) (PDF)
13/2019 (PDF)
Amendment to Merchant Shipping (Safety) (IMSBC Code) Regulation (Cap. 369AZ) (Annex 1) (PDF)
14/2019 (PDF)
Coming into Force of New and Amended Hong Kong Legislation Implementing the Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5, Annex 6) (PDF)
15/2019 (PDF)
Coming into Force of Hong Kong Legislation Implementing Amendments to Requirements of MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4) (PDF)
16/2019 (PDF)
Fatal fall of a crew from tween deck onto cargo hold bottom
17/2019 (PDF)
Guidelines and sets of guidance for ensuring consistent implementation of the 0.50% Sulphur Limit under MARPOL Annex VI (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4) (PDF)
18/2019 (PDF)
Collision between two vessels at waters close to Kaohsiung, Taiwan
19/2019 (PDF)
Collision between two vessels in the coastal sea of the Republic of Korea
20/2019 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2019 and United Nations Sanctions (Yemen) Regulation 2015 (Repeal) Regulation (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
21/2019 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Central African Republic) Regulation 2019 (Annex 1) (PDF)
22/2019 (PDF)
Guidelines for the use of Electronic Record Books under MARPOL and Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, V and VI and the NOx Technical Code 2008 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4) (PDF)
23/2019 (PDF)
Amendments to MARPOL Annex II (Cargo residues and tank washings of persistent floating products) (Annex 1) (PDF)
24/2019 (PDF)
Amendments to the IBC Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
25/2019 (PDF)
Amendments to the BCH Code (special, operational and minimum requirements) (Annex 1) (PDF)
26/2019 (PDF)
Early Application of the Verification procedures for a MARPOL Annex VI fuel oil sample (Annex 1) (PDF)
27/2019 (PDF)
Fatal accident of a bosun falling down from a stairway
28/2019 (PDF)
Fatal accident of man overboard under influence of alcohol
29/2019 (PDF)
Minimum Safe Manning (Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3) (PDF)
30/2019 (PDF)
Fatal accident of a crew struck by a portable gangway
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