IMDG Code amendments affecting carriage of dangerous goods in packaged form.

Changes in SOLAS Chapter II-2, regulation 19 have been implemented in order to reconcile deferences between SOLAS and IMDG Code. These changes are effective as from 1 January 2011. Said changes have no effect to vessels carrying only solid dangerous goods in bulk form. As you can see from the attached pages amendments are affecting goods carried in packaged from.

Application dates

The above requirement will apply to the following vessels:

- New ships having their keel laid on or after 1 January 2011.

- Existing ships (constructed before 1 January 2011) must comply in first renewal survey after 1 January 2011.
Cargo ships of 500 GT or above and passenger ships constructed on or after 1 September 1984
Cargo ships less that 500 GT constructed on or after 1 February 1992.

As you can see from the above cargo ships of 500 GT and above with construction before 1 September 1984 do not need to comply with the above requirement.

How We Can Help

The below tables are self explanatory. You can find the old dangerous goods table 19.3 and the new 19.3 with highlighted changes.

OLD Table 19.3 in SOLAS Chapter II-2 Regulation 19
NEW Table 19.2 in SOLAS Chapter II-2 Regulation 19.

Also you can download complete
MSC269(85) where above amendments are mentioned.