IMO: IMSBC Code
International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code Including Amendment 04-17 and Supplement
The IMSBC Code, adopted on December 4 2008 by resolution MSC.268(85), entered into force on January 1 2011, from which date it was made mandatory under the provisions of the SOLAS Convention. The present edition incorporates amendments 04-17, which may be applied from 1 January 2018 on a voluntary basis, anticipating its envisaged official entry into force on 1 January 2019.
This publication also presents additional information that supplements the IMSBC Code, such as the Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code, including BLU Manual) and Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships applicable to the fumigation of cargo holds. The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and supplement is commended to Administrations, shipowners, shippers and masters and all others concerned with the standards to be applied in the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes, excluding grain.
Publication Code: IMO260E
Publication Subtitle: International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code Incorporating Amendment 04-17 and Supplement
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2018
Publisher Name: International Maritime Organization (IMO)