Circulars
  • Date: 5/13/2020
  • Series: IC
  • Number: IC 3 - 2014
  • Case number: 2014/21460

Status of NIS/NOR Circulars and Instructions to Class (IC) rev .2

IC 3-2014 rev.2 lists the status with respect to NIS/NOR Circulars and IC which are revoked, repealed or currently in force as per. 13 May 2020.

1. Purpose

1.1 IC 3-2014 rev.2 lists the status with respect to NIS/NOR Circulars and IC which are revoked, repealed or currently in force as per. 13 May 2020.

2. Application

2.1 This instruction applies to ships for which ROs are authorized to carry out statutory audits, surveys and inspections and issue relevant statutory certificates.

3. References

3.1 The Agreement of 1 June 2002 between the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries1 and ROs article 2 paragraphs .2 and .3.

4. Repeal

4.1 IC (NIS/NOR circular) 6/2007, IC (NIS/NOR circular) 4/2009, IC 1-2010 and IC 1-2012

5. Background

5.1  Instructions to Class expand on the authorizations adopted pursuant to the Agreement of 1 June 2002 between the Ministry of Trade, Industries and Fisheries and Recognised Organisations (RO) (the Agreement) articles 2.2 and 2.3.

5.2 Instructions to Class may be adopted by the NMA in order to:

5.2.1 Inform ROs of IMO guidelines and interpretations which the NMA considers mandatory

5.2.2 Convey interpretations which departs from UI, ref. the Agreement paragraph 3.4

5.2.3 Establish interpretations where no UIs exist.

6. Item

6.1 IC 3-2014 rev.2 supersedes IC 3-2014 rev. 1

6.2 Table 1 lists revoked or repealed NIS Circulars and Instructions to Class.

Table 1 NIS Circulars/Instructions to Class revoked or repealed

No. Date Subject Status Comments
11/91 22.05.1991   Revoked See NIS Circular 8/2004
4/1994 31.05.1994 Actions by the Classification Societies when NIS-ships are in non-compliance with international or Norwegian regulations. Revoked See NIS Circular 9/2004
3/1998 10.06.1998 List of approved computer programmes Repealed See IC 4-2019
1/2002 09.01.2002 Life Saving Appliances on Special Purpose Ships (SPS). Revoked See NIS Circular 1/2009
6/2002 28.05.2002 Supervision of manning, qualifications and maritime employment. Survey of operational arrangements. Revoked See NIS Circular 4/2004
1/2004 01.03.2004 Implementation of Council Directive 89/336/EEC on Norwegian registered ships. Revoked See NIS Circulars 5/2005 and 2/2009
3/2004 14.04.2004 Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS) Revoked See NIS Circular 10/2004
5/2004 30.06.2004 Declaration as to ship’s seaworthiness required for registration in the Norwegian International Ship register (NIS) Revoked See NIS Circular 3/2006
8/2004 12.10.2004 Guidlines for unscheduled inspections Revoked See IC 2-2018
4/2005 20.04.2005 Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) Revoked See NIS Circular 2/2007.
3/2006 13.06.2006 Declaration as to the ship’s seaworthiness required for registration of cargo ships and passenger ships in the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS), and registration of cargos ships in the Norwegian Ordinary Register (NOR) where the shipowner has requested the classification society to perform all statutory functions according to Annex III of the Agreement of 1st June 2002 between the Ministry of Trade and the recognized organisations (NIS/NOR Agreement) Revoked See IC 4-2012
4/2006 15.12.2006 Periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and on-load release gear Revoked See NIS Circular 4/2007
1/2007 10.04.2007 Supervision of § 5 – Trace securing set Revoked See NIS Circular 5/2007
2/2007 20.04.2007 Damage Stability Requirements for Special Purpose Ships Revoked See NIS Circular 1/2009
18/1991 04.09.1991 Special control of release hooks etc. for lifeboats and rescue boats on all cargo ships of 500 grt and upwards registered in NIS. Repealed by IC 3-2014
11/1994 27.10.1994 Requirements for emergency fire pumps on cargo ships Repealed by IC 3-2014
2/1999 18.03.1999 MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI, issuance of Statement of Compliance. Repealed by IC 3-2014
4/2002 22.05.2002 Personal Life-Saving Appliances. Repealed Repealed by the NMA’s administrative decision of 28 March 2019.
7/2002 20.12.2002 Emergency Escape Breathing Devices. Repealed by IC 3-2014
1/2003 24.02.2003 International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships – Issuance of Statement of Compliance. Repealed by IC 3-2014
6/2003 05.12.2003 SOLAS Chapter II-1 part B-1, Subdivision and damage stability of cargo ships: Application of MSC circ. 650. Repealed by IC 3-2014
2/2004 24.03.2004 1. Amendments to Regulation of 15. September 1992 no. 693 concerning the Form and Keeping of ships’ logbooks.
2. Nautical Publications – Equivalent Arrangement.
Repealed by IC 3-2014
4/2004 05.05.2004 Supervision of Manning, Qualifications and Maritime Employment, Working Arrangements and Rest Hours and Survey of Operational Arrangements. Repealed by IC 3-2014
6/2004 08.07.2004 Implementation of EC regulation 1726/2003 “On the accelerated phasing-in of double-hull or equivalent design alternatives for single hull” Repealed by IC 3-2014
7/2004 12.08.2004 Amendment of 20 November 2002 to regulations of 15 September 1992 no. 695 concerning the construction of passenger ships, cargo ships and barges. Concerning towing and anchor-handling equipment. Repealed by IC 3-2014
1/2005 15.02.4005 SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 22: Navigation Bridge Visibility. Implementation of requirements. Repealed by IC 3-2014
2/2005 15.02.4005 SOLAS Chapter II-1 Regulation 12-1*: Double bottoms in cargo ships other than tankers. Interpretation
* SOLAS consolidated edition 2004
Repealed by IC 3-2014
3/2005 24.02.4005 Deadweight figure for cargo ship safety construction certificate and cargo ship safety equipment certificate or cargo ship safety certificate Repealed Repealed by the NMA’s administrative decision of 28 March 2019.
5/2005 25.04.2005 Implementation of Directive 2004/108/EC of the European Parliament, relating to electromagnetic compatibility and repealing Directive 89/336/EEC of the same Parliament. Repealed by IC 3-2014 see NIS 2/2009 in table 3
6/2005 01.08.2005 EU Ban on p/v valves of make Tanktech model new-ISO-HV-80 Repealed by IC 3-2014
7/2005 15.08.2005 New NMD regulations of 17 December 2004 concerning radiocommunication on cargo ship Repealed by IC 3-2014
1/2006 07.02.2006 Certification of lifting pad eyes (lifting brackets) other than fastening devices used for permanent lifting appliances Repealed Repealed by the NMA’s administrative decision of 28 March 2019.
2/2006 13.06.2006 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments - Issuance of Statement of Compliance Repealed by IC 3-2014 Confer NMA regulation http://www.sjofartsdir.no/en/legislation/regulations/regulation-of-7-july-2009-no-992-concerning-the-prevention-of-transfer-of-alien-organisms-via-ballast-water-and-sediments-from-ships-the-ballast-water-regulation/
3/2007 30.04.2007 Voyage Data Recorder ownership and recordings Repealed by IC 3-2014 – NIS 3/2007 is superfluous
4/2007 08.08.2007 Guidelines for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear Repealed  
5/2007 16.07.2007 Postponed deadline for obtaining evidence-securing kit for use on Norwegian ships of 500 gross tons and upwards certified to operate in foreign trade until further notice Repealed by IC 3-2014 – Relevant regulation repealed.
6/2007 11.09.2007 Requirements regarding sulphur content in bunkers Repealed by IC 3-2014 rev.2
2/2008 rev. 2 15.06.2009 Implementation ILO Convention No. 178 Labour Inspection (Seafarers), 1996 - New inspection regime Repealed by IC 3-2014 - MLC in force 20. August 2013, which makes inspections according to ILO 178 superfluous.
3/2008 12.12.2008 Implementation of long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) on Norwegians ships registered in NIS and NOR Repealed by IC 3-2014 controls pertaining to the implementation of LRIT equipment on ships registered in NIS or NOR are sufficiently prescribed and detailed in SOLAS Chapter V.
3/2009 01.06.2009 Long-range identification and tracking of ships (LRIT) Repealed by IC 3-2014 – controls pertaining to LRIT equipment are sufficiently detailed in SOLAS Chapter V and applicable performance standards.
4/2009 01.06.2009 Postponement of implementation of Resolution MSC.192(79) until 1 July 2010. Repealed

by IC 3-2014 rev.2 as IC 4-2009 no longer is relevant.

IC 1-2010 11.01.2010 Measures on the safe implementation of the use of low sulphur fuel by ships at berth in European Com Repealed by IC 3-2014 rev.2 as IC 1-2010 no longer is relevant.
IC 2-2010 25.06.2010 Navigational Lights on Norwegian Vessels Repealed by IC 2-2017
IC 2-2015 22.04.2015 Approval of Ballast Water Management System and issuance of Statement of Compliance Repealed by IC 1-2019
IC 3-2017-rev.1 22.03.2017 Issuance of Ballast Water Management (BWM) Certificates prior to the entry into force 8 September 2017 of the BWM Convention and BWM Plans approved according to IMO Res.A.868(20). Repealed on 7 December 2018
IC 6-2017 2017.08.11 Reharmonization of an IOPP-certificate decoupled from the survey schedule of the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC) Repealed Repealed on 8 September 2017.

 

6.3 Table 2 lists NIS Circulars and ICs which are in force.

Table 2 NIS/NOR Circulars and Instructions to Class - in force 13 May 2020

No. Date Subject Status Comments
1/1998 13.02.1998 Instructions to Class – NIS 1998 In force See IC 1-2020
3/2000 28.06.2000 Amendments to various regulations. In force  
2/2002 22.05.2002 Survey and Certification of Offshore Supply- and Stand-by vessels registered in NIS. In force  
3/2002 22.05.2002 ISM certification of cargo ships registered in NIS. In force  
5/2002 22.05.2002 Guidelines to be followed by Classification Societies when evaluating marine equipment required to be approved. In force  
8/2002 20.12.2002 Survey of Medical Oxygen Supply System on board Ships carrying Dangerous Goods. In force  
5/2003 09.10.2003 Phase-out of Halon for cargo vessels registered in a Norwegian ship register. In force  
9/2004 12.10.2004 Actions by the Recognized Organizations when ships in a Norwegian ship register are in non-compliance with international or Norwegian regulations In force  
10/2004 14.10.2004 Instructions to Recognized Organizations (RO) and companies operating oil tankers flying Norwegian flag regarding performance and compliance with the Condition Assessment Scheme – CAS – as set out in Resolution MEPC.94(46)  In force  
7/2007 07.09.2007 Guidelines for revision of ISM-manuals on supply ships and tugs used for anchor handling regarding the immediate measures issued by NMD  In force  
1/2008 02.07.2008 Launching appliances for liferafts and rescue boat.
Acceptance of an Equivalent Arrangement, SOLAS I/5.
In force  
1/2009 rev. 1 14.01.2009 Norwegian Special Purpose Ships In force  
2/2009 01.06.2009 Electromagnetic compatibility – Declaration of conformity on NIS/NOR registered ships In force  
5/2009 26.11.2009 Harmonised Implementation of Revised IMO Guidelines and Specifications for Pollution Prevention Equipment for Machinery Space Bilges In force  
IC 3-2010 25.10.2010 Rescue boat launching appliances using fall and winch (davits) (MED A.1/1.21). Consequences of withdrawal of EU type approval certificate and invalid mark of conformity. In force  
IC 4-2010 31.12.2010 Approval of Ship-to-Ship (STS) Operations Plan. In force  
IC 2-2012 01.03.2012 Application of SOLAS Reg. II-1/12.5.1 for cargo vessels - Screw-down valves In force  
IC 3-2012 20.07.2012 Extending the validity of certificates required under international instruments In force  
IC 4-2012 20.07.2012 Declaration of Safety to the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) required prior to registration in NIS/NOR In force  
IC 1-2014 rev.1 25.04.2014 SOLAS Regulation II-1/11 Initial testing of watertight bulkheads, etc. In force  
IC 2-2014 04.07.2014 Regarding Standby Vessels In force  
IC 3-2014 rev.2 15.07.2014 Register of revoked, repealed and in-force NIS-Nor Circulars and IC In force Revised on 13 May 2020
IC 4-2014 rev.1 31.07.2014 Medical oxygen on board Norwegian flagged ships In force  
IC 1-2015 08.01.2015 Accommodation on Special Purpose Ships In force  
IC 3-2015 27.10.2015 Arrangement of cargo rail on supply ships In force  
IC 1-2016 19.09.2016 Passenger accommodation and universal design in passenger ships registered in the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) In force  
IC 1-2017 10.01.2017 Instructions to Class concerning the application of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 and de-coupling of the IOPP certificate from the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC) In force  
IC 2-2017 rev.1 10.03.2017 Acceptance criteria for granting certain exemptions to ships registered in a Norwegian ship register In force  
IC 4-2017 10.05.2017 Requirements for risk assessments on Norwegian vessels In force  
IC 5-2017 24.05.2017 Carriage of Industrial Personnel In force  
IC 7-2017 13.12.2017 Interpretations and requirements related to Security Rules and Regulations In force Re-numbered - previously shown as IC 2-2017 of 13 December 2017. Relevant for the RSO-function only
IC 1-2018 04.01.2018 Supervision of manning, qualification and operating arrangements In force  
IC 2-2018 01.03.2018 Unscheduled Inspections carried out by RO In force Repeals IC 8-2004
IC 1-2019 01.01.2019 Approval and Installation of Ballast Water Management System In force  
IC 2-2019 rev.1 28.03.2019 Acceptance of plans required by Conventions and associated international instruments in conjunction with change of flag In force Revised on 28 March 2019
IC 3-2019  08.05.2019 Reporting to the Norwegian Maritime Authority of alternative means to comply with the emission reductions required by annex VI of the MARPOL Convention In force  
IC 4-2019  14.05.2019 Computer software programmes approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority for calculating tonnage, intact or damage stability of ships registered in a Norwegian ship register. In force  
IC 1-2020  06.01.2020 Carriage of more than one Load Line Certificate In force Repeals pages A.16 and A.17 of NMD– Class Instructions – NIS 1998
IC 2-2020 13.03.2020 COVID-19 - Extension of certificates and vessel instructions In force See also IC 2-2012
IC 3-2020 26.03.2020 COVID-19 - Verification of safety management systems (ISM) by means of remote audits In force  

Footnote

  1. New name effective 1. January 2014 – previously called “Ministry of Trade and Industry”
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