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

 from 1 January 2017 to 1 January 2018

Convention
Code
 Regulation
Subject
 Entry in force
 New Ship
 Existing Ship
 Type of Ship
 Imo Res.
 SOLAS
SOLAS II-2/4 and 11

Venting arrangements of cargo tanks
1 January 2017
 X
 
Tankers,  keel laid on or after 1 January 2017
 SOLAS
  SOLAS Appendix
 Revision of certificate forms in SOLAS (IGF Code 
 1 January 2017
  X
  X
All
Cargo ship: 500GT or over
 SOLAS, IGF Code
SOLAS II-1, II-2, IGF Code
Newly enactment of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code)
1. Ships contracted for construction on or after 1 January 2017
2. Ships keel laid on or after 1 July 2017, in the absence of a building contract
3. Ships delivered on or after 1 January 2021
4.Ships converted to use gases or other low-flashpoint fuels on or after 1 January 2017
X
 X
All ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels
 SOLAS
SOLAS II-2/20
Air quality control system
  1 January 2017
X
 X
  All
cargo ships fitted with vehicle, special category and ro-ro spaces ship: 500GT or over
SOLAS
IMSBC Code
Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
1 January 2017
Administrations may apply it on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2016.
X
X
All ships carrying IMSBC cargo
 MARPOL 
MARPOL 
Annex I/12
MARPOL Annex I - Tanks for oil residues (sludge)
1 January 2017
X
  X
All ships
       MARPOL 
MARPOL Annex I, II, IV and V
Polar Code and Amendment to MARPOL Annex I, II, IV and V
1 January 2017
 X
  X
All ships
 MARPOL 
MARPOL ANNEX IV
Discharge of sewage from passenger ships within special area
New ships: - Ships contracted for construction on or after 1 June 2019
- Ships keel laid on or after 1 June 2019, in the absence of a building contract
- Ships delivered on or after 1 June 2021
Existing Ships:- 1 June 2021 other than those specified in below;
- 1 June 2023 for existing passenger ships en route directly to or from a port located outside the special area and to or from a port located east of longitude 28˚10' E within the special area that do not make any other port calls within the special area
X
 X
Passesnger ships
MARPOL
NOx Technical Code
Amendments to the NOx Technical Code related to gas-fuelled engines and dual fuel engines
Marine diesel engine installed on or after 1 September 2017
X
 
  All ships
       MARPOL
MARPOL Annex II/ Appendix I
 Amendments to guidelines for the categorization of noxious liquid substances
  1 September 2017
X
  X
Chemical Tankers
  MARPOL 
MARPOL Annex VI
Record for operational compliance with NOx Tier III emission control areas (ECA)
1 September 2017
  X
  X
All ships
STCW
STCW I, V, STCW Code
Amendments to STCW and STCW Code (IGF Code related). STCW Manila amendments transitional provisions end
New Ship:
1. Ships contracted for construction on or after 1 January 2017
2. Ships keel laid on or after 1 July 2017, in the absence of a building contract
3. Ships delivered on or after 1 January 2021
Existing Ship:
Ships converted to use gases or other low-flashpoint fuels on or after 1 January 2017
  X
  X
All ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels
  BWM
 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM)
 New Ships: 

By the completion date of the construction

Existing Ships:

By the first renewal survey associated with the IOPP Certificate after 8 September 2017

  X
  X
 

All vessels

of 400GT or more