Review of Future Regulatory Requirements

Southampton, UK – 7 June 2017 – ChartCo Training & Consultancy and Regs4ships Digital Maritime Publications teams have recently worked together to complete a review of Future Regulatory Requirements for the maritime industry, predominantly focussed on key IMO Conventions such as SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW but covering other relevant topics (e.g. Tonnage). This review comprehensively covers regulatory requirements coming into force during the five year period from 28 February 2017 but also includes some known legislation beyond that period.

A 10-page summary of the review (in implementation date order) is now being made available to industry and can be accessed at: Regulatory Review (1 June 2017). As expected from current maritime legislation themes, the majority of instances (32 of 74 total) are concerned with pollution-related control and reduction (17 of which relate directly to air pollution/emissions alone).

Please note that this document contains known amendments and changes taking place in the future, at the time of publication. This research has identified IMO legislation, EU legislation and US legislation, between 28/02/2017 and 12/12/2030. The categories/topics utilised are drawn from the subject matter and provided for guidance only.

The categories/topics covered within the overall review document are summarised as follows:

Category Topic Count
Audit Load Line 1
Tonnage 2
Construction Fire 3
Goal-Based Ship Construction Standards 2
Low-flashpoint Fuel 2
Marine Equipment 1
Noise 1
Passenger Ship 1
Ship Arrangements 1
Facilitation Facilitation 1
Fire Appliances 1
Escape 1
Fire-fighter 2
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons 1
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) 1
Systems 1
Life-Saving Appliances Maintenance 1
Zones / Areas / Seasonal Periods 1
Navigation Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) 1
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) 2
Polar Waters Construction 2
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) 2
Pollution Air Pollution 17
Ballast Water 1
Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Attained EEDI / Required EEDI 1
Garbage 1
Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk 1
Oil Pollution 2
Recycling 4
Sewage 5
Stability Intact Stability 2
Survey / Inspection Certification 5
Enhanced Programme 4
Total 74