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The following information indicates the main amendments to IMO regulations entering into force

 from 1 January 2016 to 1 January 2017.

 Convention
Code
Regulation
 Subject
 Entry in force
 New ship
 Existing ship
 Type of ship
 IMO Res
SOLAS
   II-2/10
Firefighting for Ships Designed to Carry Containers on or above the Weather Deck
Jan-1-2016
X
All Cargo ship: 500GT or over, designed to Carry Containers on or above the Weather Deck
SOLAS
   II-1/29
Testing Requirements of Steering Gear
Jan-1-2016
X
 
All Cargo ship 500GT or over
SOLAS
   II-2/29
Fire Resistance for Ventilation Systems
Jan-1-2016
X
 
All Cargo ship 500GT or over
SOLAS
  II-2/13
Means of Escape from Machinery Spaces
Jan-1-2016
X
 
All Cargo ship 500GT or over
SOLAS
  II-2/20-1
 Requirements for Vehicle Carriers Carrying Motor Vehicles with Compressed Hydrogen or Compressed Natural Gas in their Tanks as Fuel
Jan-1-2016
X
 
Cargo ship: 500GT or over, carrying Motor Vehicles with Compressed Hydrogen or Compressed Natural Gas in their Tanks as Fuel
  SOLAS
LSA Code
  LSA Chapter 2
Lifejackets Reference Test Device (RTD)
Jan-1-2016
X
 
All Cargo ship 500GT or over
  IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code)
  SOLAS Chapter XIII, ICLL(88 Protoc.), STCW
 These amendments were to newly establish SOLAS Chapter XIII and to amend 1988 Load Lines Protocol, STCW Convention and STCW Codes to make IMO Instruments
 Jan-1-2016
 
 
SOLAS,  IBC Code, FSS Code
SOLAS II-2/4, IBC Code, FSS Code Chapter 15 
Extended Application of Inert Gas Systems
Jan-1-2016
X
 
Oil Tanker Chemical Tanker 8,000DWT or over
SOLAS
  IMDG Code
Amendments to IMDG Code
Jan-1-2016
X
  X
Ships carrying IMDG Cargo
SOLAS
  IGC Code
Amendments to IGC Code
 Jul-1-2016
X
Gas Carrier
SOLAS
  IBC Code
Installation of Stability Instruments
 Jan-1-2016
X
  X
Chemical Tanker
SOLAS
  IGC Code
Installation of Stability Instruments
Jul-1-2016
Jul-1-2016
 By the first renewal survey  after 1 July 2016 but not later than 1 July 2021
Gas Carrier
MARPOL
MARPOL Annex I, 
IBC code, BCH code
Mandatory carriage requirements for a stability instrument
Jul-1-2016
Jul-1-2016
By the first renewal survey  after 1 July 2016 but not later than 1 July 2021 

Oil Tanker, 

Chemical Tanker

  MARPOL
MARPOL ANNEX I,II,III,IV,V,VI
IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code) 
 Jan-1-2016
X
X
All ships
  LL, TONNAGE, SOLAS
  III Code, ICLL, TONNAGE, SOLAS 
VI/39-41
 IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code)
Jan-1-2016
X
X
All ships
MARPOL
Annex I/43
Amendment to regulation 43
Mar-1-2016
X
X
All ships
MARPOL
Annex III Appendix
Amendment to the appendix on criteria for the identification of harmful substances in packaged form
Mar-1-2016
X
X
All ships
MARPOL
Annex VI/2,13
Appendix I
Amendments to regulations 2,13 and the supplement to the IAPP certificate
Mar-1-2016
X
X
All ships
SOLAS, 
MODU
SOLAS
 XI-1/ 7, 
MODU Code Chapter 15, 1989 
MODU Code Chapter 15, 
2009
 MODU Code Chapter 15
Carriage of portable atmosphere-testing instruments for enclosed spaces
  Jul-1-2016
X
  X
All Cargo ship 500GT or over. 
All MODU
SOLAS
SOLAS XI-1/2
Amendments to 2011 ESP Code
Jul-1-2016
X
X
Oil Tanker and Bulk Carrier 500GT or over
SOLAS
SOLAS Appendix
Revision of certificate forms in SOLAS (Form C and Form E)
 Jul-1-2016
X
 X
Cargo ship 500 GT or over
SOLAS
SOLAS VI/2
Verification of the gross mass of containers
Jul-1-2016
 X
X
Ships carrying containers
SOLAS
SOLAS II-2/10
Clarification of spaces to be provided with fire extinguishers
Jul-1-2016
X
X
Cargo ship 500 GT or over
SOLAS
SOLAS XIV, Polar Code
Safety measures of Polar Code
Jan-1-2017
Jan-1-2017
By the first intermediate or renewal survey, whichever occurs first, after 1 January 2018
Cargo ship 500 GT or over