Marine Link
Sunday, December 4, 2016

IMO to Review MSDS Regulations After IBIA Intervention

December 14, 2006

THE International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has presented a paper to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) advising that current proposals relating to the mandatory supply and carriage of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) in connection with MARPOL Annex 1 cargoes and marine fuel oils are severely flawed and unworkable. And the Maritime Safety Committee, at the MSC82 meeting in Istanbul in early December, has agreed to “take into account” IBIA’s comments when adopting a draft resolution, covering MSDS, to SOLAS regulation V1/5-1.

IBIA did not object at MSC82 to the current proposal being sent to the eleventh meeting of the MSC’s Bulk Liquids & Gases (BLG) subcommittee for review and subsequent presentation to MSC83 for adoption. “This strategy was agreed,” says Gregory, “to ensure that the safety benefits of the proposals are realised as soon as possible, for the benefit of all seafarers.



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News