Class and Statutory News

ADN Safety Committee (January 2019)

May. 1 2019

ADN Safety Committee (January 2019)

The dates indicated in the transitional provisions applicable to 9.3.x.24 and 9.3.x.21.1and in the multilateral agreement M018 were discussed. The Safety Committee recognized that the transitional provisions for 9.3.x.24 and 9.3.x.21.1 might need to be deleted and welcomed a proposal to this end for the next session. Noting that new amendments to ADN would not enter into force before 1 January 2021, several delegations indicated their willingness to update and extend multilateral agreement M018 until 31 December 2023. It was noted that the current transitional period for type and location of electrical installations and equipment intended for use in explosion hazardous areas in 9.3.x.53.1 would remain unchanged.

The Safety Committee agreed that bunkering of LNG could not be considered a loading or an unloading operation and therefore the amendment to 7.2.4.7.2 as proposed in paragraph 4 of the document was not necessary. It was noted that bunkering of LNG should only occur when in conformity with applicable local, regional or national legislation, such as port regulations.