Update nr. 116
In this ISM News Update:
- New edition Legal Handbook Shipmaster
- 8th revision of NSI covid-19 contingency plan published
- Medical chest requirements have been updated
- Passenger ship drill requirements regarding davit-launchable liferafts
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New edition Legal Handbook Shipmaster
The Dutch Association of Merchant Masters (NVKK) has published the 2021 edition of the ‘Legal handbook Shipmaster’. Since it was first published in 2013, this handbook has been renowned for its clear and practical explanation of maritime legislation.
NVKK offers the new edition to be downloaded for free on their site.
8th revision of NSI covid-19 contingency plan published
The Dutch Shipping Inspectorate (NSI) has published the 8th revision of their covid-19 contingency plan. It will enter into force on January 1, 2022.
Many of the provisions that were published in previous versions will be scaled down or cancelled by this revision. Among other things, this means that the validity of CoC’s and training certificates will no longer be extended. Download the plan here.
Medical chest requirements have been updated
Appendix 5 of the Dutch Regulation Safety Seagoing Vessels (Regeling Veiligheid Zeeschepen), in which the requirements for medical supplies on board seagoing ships are listed, has been updated. Amongst other changes, a malaria test has been added, however condoms have been taken out. The difference between the new and the old version can be viewed here (in Dutch).
Passenger ship drill requirements regarding davit-launchable liferafts
Although previously mentioned in ItoRO no. 12, this news letter by the Dutch Shipping Inspectorate once again pointed our attention to the requirements for drills regarding davit-launchable liferafts. SOLAS requires that the launching and inflating of a davit-launchable liferafts is practiced at least every 4 months, but allows for practice by simulation; on top of that, the Dutch flag requests that passenger ships carry out a non-simulated drill at least once a year.