Update nr. 121
In this ISM News Update:
- New IMO Guidelines on Cyber Security
- Port State Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW
- NSI publishes updated ItoRO (Information to Recognized Organisations) no. 24 ‘Ban on the use of Asbestos on ships’
- New telephone numbers for the Netherlands Coastguard
- Revision of the Dutch Seafarers Act
New IMO Guidelines on Cyber Security
The new guidelines provide recommendations on maritime cyber risk management to protect shipping against current and emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities. The guidelines also include functional elements that support effective cyber risk management. Download the new version here.
Port State Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW
The Port State Control (PSC) will conduct a concentrated inspection (CIC) on STCW. This campaign will last for three months, starting on September 1, 2022 and ending on November 30, 2022. The CIC inspections apply to all ships and are performed in conjunction with the regular Port State Control inspection. The press release of the Paris MoU Inspection Campaign on STCW including questionnaire is available here.
NSI publishes updated ItoRO (Information to Recognized Organisations) no. 24 ‘ Ban on the use of Asbestos on ships’
The IMO’s international SOLAS Convention prohibits the installation of materials containing asbestos in seagoing vessels. This ban was effective from July 1, 2002 with some exceptions until January 1, 2011 and has been in effect since then without exception. The pre-existing Information no.24 has been revised by NSI and is valid since 25 July 2022, therefore the first version on our Download page has been replaced by this new version.
New telephone numbers for the Netherlands Coastguard
The change is the result of the introduction of a new telephone exchange system by the Coast Guard. From now on it is no longer possible to reach the Coast Guard on the 0223 numbers. Calls to the old numbers are forwarded for a limited time.
It is essential that you remove the old Coast Guard 0223 numbers from all systems. This includes not only your own telephone, but also telephone exchanges, notebooks, internal telephone lists, forms, procedures and emergency plans.
Current overview telephone numbers:
- Operational telephone number of the Netherlands Coastguard centre +31 88 – 958 4000 (for emergencies and operational)
- Emergency number for national calls remains 0900-0111
- Emergency number for international calls is +31 88 – 958 4000.
- Radio Medical Service +31 88 – 958 4020
- Telephone number for press inquiries +31 88 – 950 2222
If you have any questions, please contact your contact person at the Netherlands Coast Guard centre.
Revision of the Dutch Seafarers Act
The Dutch Seafarers Act will be amended in the near future. We will send a separate STCW News update for this. We can already mention that an important change has been made by RBG in collaboration with the EZS (Enkhuizer Nautical College) and the BBZ (Vereniging Beroepschartervaart): As of the new legislation, crew members of SOLAS passenger ships no longer have to participate in the required Ro-ro training in accordance with STCW V/2.9. This training has been created especially for officers of Ro-ro passenger ships in response to various accidents with and on board these types of vessels.