Circulars issued by Flag States

Antigua and Barbuda



Circular 2005/003/1.3 ISM - Flagstate proceduresUPDATE!
Circular 2008/002/2.7 Notification of incidents to the flagstateUPDATE!
Circular 2010/003/1.1 ISM - Flagstate proceduresUPDATE!
Circular 2010/005/2.0 ISM and ISPS - Flagstate proceduresUPDATE!
Circular 2011/001/1.1 Minimum Safe ManningUPDATE!
BMI/Version 2.5 Summary of valid circulars BMI







Hong KongUPDATE!

Declaration Forms  
28 Dec.2012 the Company-as of 28 Dec.2012
28 Dec.2012 DPA-as of 28 Dec.2012
28 Dec.2012 CSO-as of 28 Dec.2012
Circular Letter  
29 Nov 2007 GMDSS Radio Installations Operation and Maintenance
25 Jul 2008 PSC Detainable Deficiency related to Seafarer's Certificates
7 Jan 2009 Electronic Nautical Publications Used on Board HK Registered Ships
25 Aug 2010 PSC Inspection on Hours of Work/Rest
20 Apr 2011 Some Frequently Asked Technical Information / Requirements for Hong Kong Registered Cargo Ships
20 Dec 2011 Security and Quality Advisory No.23 Establishment of Quality Assurance System in the Ship Management Company
15 May 2012 Guidance to the RO for Verification of in-house Quality Assurance System
18 Jun 2012 Port State Control Inspections
6 Jul 2012 Security and Quality Advisory No. 26 Establishment of Quality Assurance System in the Ship Management Company – Checklist
14 Aug 2012 Mandatory Carriage and Training Requirements for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
30 Aug 2012 Erratum to Circular letter dated 14 August 2012 Mandatory Carriage and Training Requirements for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
20 Sep 2012 Security and Quality Advisory No. 29 Establishment of Quality Assurance System in the Ship Management Company – FAQ
17 Oct 2012 Quality Assurance System Guidance Notes for Recognized Organization
23 Nov 2012 Updated Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
28 Dec 2012 Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) on ISM Matters
27 Mar 2013 Security and Quality Advisory No. 32 Amendment to Security and Quality Advisory No.23
28 Jun 2013 Security and Quality Advisory No.34 Extension of Interim ISSC and SMC
15 Jul 2013 Audit of ISM Activities Performed in Places other than the Company Address Registered in DOC
10 Oct. 2013 Duty to Report on Change of Ship Management
27 Dec 2013 International Safety Management (ISM) Code Transfer of Ship management of vesselsNEW
Merchant Shipping Information Note
No.52/2007 IMO Circulars related to the Implementation of ISM Code
No.34/2009 ISM Code
No.36/2009 Contact Point After Office Hours.
No.30/2010 Safe Loading of ''iron-ore-fines'' cargo in bulk
No.10/2011 Application for the issue of Hong Kong Licenses via Electronic Business System
No.34/2013 & Annex II Hong Kong requirements on certificates, documents and publications that are required or recommended to be carried on board including
Annex II - replacement for No.49/2011
No.2/2012 Revised Recommendations for Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships
No.6/2012 Issue of Bunker Certificates to Ships that are also Required to Hold a CLC Certificate
No.82/2012 Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
No.28/2013 Maintenance of Shipboard Passenger Lifts
No.57/2013, Annex I & II Port State Control
Annex I - Port State Inspection Check List
Annex II - Detainable Deficiencies (Examples) Frequently Found on Hong Kong Registered Ships during PSC inspections
Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) (Medical Stores) Regulation Scales
Version date 30/06/1997


Isle of Man





Marshall IslandsUPDATE!

Marine Notice No.1-000-3 Rev.11/13 Requirements on Carriage of Publications On Board ShipsUPDATE!
Marine Notice No.1-000-4 Rev.11/13 Maritime Administrator Policy, Goals and Measures Used toward the effective and efficient Implementation of Mandatory IMO Instruments in accordance with the Republic of the Marshall Islands Statement of Policy for Marshall Islands Maritime ProgramNEW
Marine Notice No.2-011-13 Rev.11/13 ISM Code
Marine Notice No.2-011-29 Rev.2/09 The Role of Recognized Organizations (ROs) in Ensuring Compliance with IMO Mandatory Instruments and National Regulations
Marine Notice No.2-011-40 Rev.11/13 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm Systems
Marine Notice No.2-013-5 Rev.12/12 MARPOL Annex V-Prevention of Garbage Pollution from Ships
Marine Notice No.5-034-3 Rev.7/02 Operational/Safty Checklist for SOLAS 74/78 Requiremnts
Marine Notice No.7-038-4 Rev.11/13 Principle of WatchkeepingNEW
Marine Notice No.7-041-1 Rev.8/12 Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships - Safety Precautions
Marine Notice No.7-041-6 Rev.11/12 Nautical Chart and Publication Carriage Requirements
Marine Notice No.7-042-1 Rev.11/13 Medical Care on board Ship and Ashore: Medical Chest, Recordkeeping and Responsibilities and Training for Medical CareUPDATE!
Marine Notice No.7-047-1 Rev.2/12 Seafarer Certification, Training and Watchkeeping
Marine Guideline No.1-109-1 Rev.5/13 Electronic Documents and Certificates
Marine Guideline No.2-13-3 Rev.4/11 Oil Record Book Guidelines
Marine Guideline No.5-34-2 10/06 Guidelines for Undergoing a Port State Control Inspecion
Marine Guideline No.7-41-3 Rev.8/12 Guidelines for Voyage Planning.
Marine Safety Advisory No.#31-09 Information Regarding New SOLAS Regulation VI/5-1 - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) When Carrying Oil or Oil Fuel



Portugal (Madeira)NEW


Sri Lanka

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Vincent and the Grenadines



B.02.1.DNM- Training of Staffs
B.02.1.DNM/ Detention of Turkish Flag Vessels
B.02.1.DNM/ Flag State Inspections
B.02.1.DNM/ ISM Code - DPA criteria

United Kingdom