Amendments of IMSBC Code

The revised IMSBC Code, is going to enter into force on 1st January 2015. Until then IMSBC Code "2012 Edition" is applicable.

What is New:

Below listed cargos are additionally exempted for Fixed Gas Fire-extinguishing system under IMSBC Code (2014 Edition) and MSC.1/Circ.1395/Rev.1

- ALUMINA HYDRATE
- CLINKER ASH, WET
- COAL TAR PITCH
- GRANULATED NICKEL MATTE (LESS THAN 2% MOISTURE CONTENT)
- LOGS
- PULP WOOD
- ROUNDWOOD
- SAW LOGS
- TIMBER
- METAL SULPHIDE CONCENTRATES (Low fire-risk)

Below cargoes need additional two sets of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus SCBAs with 200% spare cylinder, if not already provided:
- WOODCHIPS
- WOOD PELLETS
- WOOD PRODUCTS - GENERAL

Below cargoes belong to the Group C, exempt were noted.
- DISTILLERS DRIED GRAINS WITH SOLUBLES
- FERROUS SULPHATE HEPTAHYDRATE
- FLY ASH, DRY
- FLY ASH, WET (GROUP A)
- GRANULAR FERROUS SULPHATE
- MAGNESIUM SULPHATE FERTILIZERS