During the MEPC 61 meeting held during 27th September 2010 to 1st
October, 2010, a number of resolutions, amendments to resolutions,
guidelines, interim guidelines and unified interpretations (UIs) were
adopted/ approved, the Resolutions and Circulars which requires immediate
attention and compliance are as listed below (paragraph 3) and are
available on the DGS website: www.dgshipping.com, shipping notices,
Engineering Branch, MARPOL 73/78.
To update ship builders, ship-owners, ship managers, shipping-agents,
masters, officers of Indian registered ships, oil refineries, bunker
suppliers and the surveyors regarding the resolutions, amendments to
resolutions, guidelines, interim guidelines and unified interpretations
(UIs) adopted/approved by the 61st Session of the Marine
Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 61) of International Maritime
Organization and implementation of the requirements stated therein by all
(Annex 1 of MEPC 61/24)-2010
Guidelines for monitoring the world wide average sulphur content of fuel
oils supplied for use onboard ships.
MEPC. 193(61) (Annex 9 of
- Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships, 1973
(Revised MARPOL Annex -III).
MEPC. 194(61) (Annex 10 of
- Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships, 1973,
as modified by the protocol of 1978 relating there to (revised form of
supplement to the IAPP certificate).
MEPC. 195(61) (Annex 16 of
Guidelines for survey and certification of Anti- fouling systems on
November, 2010 - Guidance for the recording of operations in the oil
record book Part - I Machinery space operations (all ships).
Unified interpretations to regulations
12.2, 3 and 4 of MARPOL Annex-1 (Annex 14 of MEPC.61/24).
This issues with the approval of the competent authority.:
( D. Mehrotra )
Dy. Chief Surveyor cum Sr. DDG (Tech)