Sep. 28 2021

Class and Statutory News

report of CCC 7 meeting - 6 to 9th September 2021

CCC 7 finalized guidelines for the safety of cell power installations and agreed a work plan for the safety provisions for new low-flashpoint fuels. CCC 7 also agreed to amendments to IGC and IGF Codes, to MSC.1/Circ.1622 and to MSC.1/Circ.1599/Rev.1, to the IMSBC Code and to the IMDG Code

CCC 7 has finalized the draft interim guidelines for the safety of ships using fuel cell power installations (item 3 and annex 1). The approval of the Interim Guidelines will be considered as an urgent action item from CCC 7 at MSC 104.

 CCC 7 had also for its consideration a proposal to develop guidelines for the safety of ships using hydrogen as fuel (item 3) and agreed to initiate the development of these guidelines through the correspondence group on low flashpoint fuels which is re-established.

 These guidelines should be part of the work plan for the development of safety provisions for new low-flashpoint fuels under the IGF Code, which has been agreed by CCC 7 and will be considered by MSC 105 (item 3). The work plan encompasses also the development of guidelines for ships using liquefied petroleum gas as fuel, the possible development of guidelines for ships using ammonia as fuel; and the development of draft amendments to the IGF Code for ships using natural gas.

 CCC 7 also agreed to the draft amendments to the IGC Code (item 4 and annex 2) and to the draft amendments to the IGF Code (item 4 and annex 3) with a view to approval by MSC 105.

 CCC 7 agreed in parallel to amendments to MSC.1/Circ.1622 on Guidelines for the acceptance of alternative metallic materials for cryogenic service in ships carrying liquefied gases in bulk and ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels and to MSC.1/Circ.1599/Rev.1 on Revised interim guidelines on the application of high manganese austenitic steel for cryogenic service with a view to approval by MSC 105 (item 4).

 The sub-committee endorsed the draft MSC circular on amendment to MSC.1/Circ.1625 on Unified interpretations of the IGC Code, and invited MSC 105 to approve it (item 11).

 CCC 7 agreed to the draft amendment 06-21 to the IMSBC Code, with a view to finalization by E&T 35, and for consideration and adoption at MSC 105 (item 5).

CCC 7 agreed to the draft amendment 41-22 to the IMDG Code, with a view to finalization by E&T 35, and for consideration and adoption at MSC 105 (item 6). It agreed, in principle, to the draft consequential amendments to the Revised Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide), and referred the amendments to E&T 35 for finalization, with a view to approval at MSC 105 (item 6).