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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

2/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and its Protocol 1978 and Protocol 1988 (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 4, Annex 5) (PDF)
3/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, As Amended – Annex I, Regulations 27(11) and 27(13) (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
4/2014 (PDF)
Adoption of Amendments to the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks in All Types of Ships and Double Side Skin Spaces of Bulk Carriers and Adoption of Amendments to the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
5/2014 (PDF)
Adoption of the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships (Annex 1) (PDF)
6/2014 (PDF)
Adoption of Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
7/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972 (Annex 1) (PDF)
8/2014 (PDF)
Application of the International Convention for the Control and Managment of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Annex 1) (PDF)
9/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code (Annex 1) (PDF)
10/2014 (PDF)
Fatal Accident Resulting from the Collapse of a Portable Derrick during Cargo Cleaning Operation
11/2014 (PDF)
Information on Maritime Assistance Services (MAS) (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
13/2014 (PDF)
A total loss of a bulk carrier due to anchor dragging under rough seas and swells
14/2014 (PDF)
Clarification on the Applicability Issue relating to IMO Resolution MSC.338(91) regarding the Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships (Annex 1, Annex 2, Annex 3) (PDF)
15/2014 (PDF)
Avoidance of Entering the Libyan Ports which subject to the Declaration of Force Majeure (Annex 1) (PDF)
19/2014 (PDF)
Fatal accident resulting from auxiliary boiler explosion during raising steam
22/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
23/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, As Amended – Annex I, Regulation 2-1 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
24/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
25/2014 (PDF)
Two similar fatal accidents happened to the log carriers while encountered heavy weather at sea
27/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the Annex I of the MARPOL 73/78 (Attachment 1, Attachment 2) (PDF)
28/2014 (PDF)
A collision of Vessels in Yellow Sea
29/2014 (PDF)
Entry into Force of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (Annex 1) (PDF)
30/2014 (PDF)
Fire safety during oil transfer (PDF)
31/2014 (PDF)
Collision of Vessels in the East China Sea (PDF)
34/2014 (PDF)
United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulation 2014 (Annex 1) (PDF)
35/2014 (PDF)
A fatal accident in hawse pipe
36/2014 (PDF)
Communication from the Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Annex 1) (PDF)
37/2014 (PDF)
Early implementation of the amendments to SOLAS regulation II-1/29 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
38/2014 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation on the Application of the Performance Standard for Alternative Means of Corrosion Protection for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers (Annex 1) (PDF)
39/2014 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation on the Application of the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Cargo Oil Tanks of Crude Oil Tankers (Annex 1) (PDF)
40/2014 (PDF)
Guidelines to Facilitate the Selection of Portable Atmosphere Testing Instruments for Enclosed Spaces as required by SOLAS Regulation XI-1/7 (Annex 1) (PDF)
41/2014 (PDF)
Unified Interpretation of SOLAS Regulation II-2/9.7.1.1 relating to flexible bellows of combustible materials (Annex 1) (PDF)
42/2014 (PDF)
Provision of Information and Advice on the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak (Annex 1) (PDF)
43/2014 (PDF)
Specific Guidance on the Automatic Function Specified in the Performance Standards for a Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
45/2014 (PDF)
Report of Marine Incidents
47/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the BCH Code and the IBC Code (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
52/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the MARPOL Annex III (Annex 1) (PDF)
53/2014 (PDF)
Amendments to the Annex VI to the MARPOL 73/78 and the NOX Technical Code 2008 (Annex 1, Annex 2) (PDF)
54/2014 (PDF)
2014 Guidelines on Survey and Certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) (Annex 1) (PDF)
55/2014 (PDF)
Guidelines for Port State Control under the Ballast Water Management Convention (Annex 1) (PDF)
56/2014 (PDF)
Amendment to Regulation 43 of MARPOL Annex I (Annex 1) (PDF)
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