New Load Lines Regulations and Electronic Record Books for MARPOL

LOAD Lines

We have updated our Regulations that apply the Load Lines Convention. The new Regulations (the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Regulations 2020) entered into force on 18th December 2020. These Regulations revoke and replace the Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations 2000 and the Merchant Shipping (Load Line)(Amendment) Regulations 2001.

We have also published MSN 073 to provide guidance on how we apply and interpret the convention.

Electronic MARPOL Record Books

From 1 October 2020, amendments to MARPOL Annex I, II, V, VI and the NOx Technical code permit the use of electronic record books.

We have published TAN 008-20 to provide guidance on the procedure for the approval of Electronic MARPOL Record Books.