Circulars issued by Flag States

Antigua and Barbuda

BahamasUPDATE!

BelgiumUPDATE!

Circular 2005/003/1.3 ISM - Flagstate procedures
Circular 2008/002/2.7 Notification of incidents to the flagstate
Circular 2010/003/1.1 ISM - Flagstate procedures
Circular 2010/005/2.0 ISM and ISPS - Flagstate procedures
Circular 2011/001/1.1 Minimum Safe Manning
BMI/Version 2.5 Summary of valid circulars BMI
E-mail 6 March 2014 ISM and ISPS reporting to Belgian FlagstateNEW

Belize

Cook IslandsNEW

CyprusUPDATE!

Denmark

Georgia

Gibraltar

Greece

Hong Kong UPDATE!

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

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

July 2014 Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) on ISM Section UPDATE!

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)
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 vessels
4 Aug 2014 Types of Ships listed on the DOC NEW

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

Ireland

Isle of Man UPDATE!

Jamaica

Liberia

Malaysia

Malta UPDATE!

Marshall Islands UPDATE!

Marine Notice No.1-000-3 Rev.5/14 Requirements on Carriage of Publications On Board Ships
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 Program
Marine Notice No.2-011-2 Rev.8/14 International Maritime Dangerous Goods and Medical Oxygen Cylinder Requirements NEW
Marine Notice No.2-011-13 Rev.7/14 ISM Code UPDATE!
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.8/13 MARPOL Annex V-Prevention of Garbage Pollution from Ships UPDATE!
Marine Notice No.5-034-3 Rev.8/06 Operational/Safty Checklist for SOLAS 74/78 Requiremnts UPDATE!
Marine Notice No.7-038-4 Rev.11/13 Principle of Watchkeeping
Marine Notice No.7-041-1 Rev.8/12 Entering Enclosed Spaces Aboard Ships - Safety Precautions
Marine Notice No.7-041-6 Rev.3/14 Nautical Chart and Publication Carriage and Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) 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 Care
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.2-11-2 Rev.10/06 Bulk Carriers – Guidelines on Early Assessment of Hull Damage NEW
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

Norway

Panama UPDATE!

Portugal (Madeira)

Singapore UPDATE!

Sri Lanka

St. Kitts and Nevis UPDATE!

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Thailand

Turkey

B.02.1.DNM-0.06.13.01-117.06-2034 Training of Staffs
B.02.1.DNM/0.06.13.01./118-04/11287 Detention of Turkish Flag Vessels
B.02.1.DNM/0.06.13.01/105.01.01/6195 Flag State Inspections
B.02.1.DNM/0.06.02.02/117-04/1639 ISM Code - DPA criteria

United Kingdom

USA

Vanuatu