MoPSW amends the International Convention on the Control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships

Sep 24, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific ComplianceThe Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) on September 09, 2022 has issued Amendment to International Convention on the Control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships (AFS Convention).

The following has been stated namely: -

• The IMO adopted an amendment to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti Fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention) in July 2021 resulting in few changes in the implementation of the AFS Convention. Please refer to the notification for reference.

• The following amendments are being implemented vide this circular, namely: 

1. Survey and Certification regime for Ships of 400 GT and above except platforms, FSUs, and FPSO

2. The ships are required to be surveyed by any Recognised Organisation of Owners/Manager preference, for ensuring the compliance to the latest AFS Convention by next scheduled renewal of the anti-fouling system after January 01, 2023, but no later than 60 months following the last application to the ship of an anti-fouling system containing cybutryne.

3. Follow the methods prescribed to demonstrate compliance of the measures

4. Survey and Certification regime for Ships of 24 metres or more in length but less than 400g.

 

Please refer to the notification to view the certificates

[Notification No. 13-39/2/2022-ENGG-DGS (C.N.18258)]

 


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