Circulars
  • Date: 10/1/2020
  • Series: IC
  • Number: IC 3 - 2014
  • Case number: 2014/21460

Status of NIS/NOR Circulars and Instructions to Class (IC) rev .3

IC 3-2014 rev.3 lists the status with respect to NIS/NOR Circulars and IC which are revoked, repealed or currently in force as per. 1 . october 2020

1   Purpose

1.1 IC 3-2014 rev.3 lists the status with respect to NIS/NOR Circulars and IC which are revoked, repealed or currently in force as per. 1 October 2020.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 2-2012 Application of SOLAS Reg. II-1/12.5.1 for cargo vessels - Screw-down valves

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.3 supersedes IC 3-2014 rev.2.

6.2 Table 1 lists revoked or repealed NIS Circulars and Instructions to Class.

Table 1 NIS Circulars/Instructions to Class revoked or repealed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Repealed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

Guidelines for unscheduled inspections

Repealed

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

8/2002

20.12.2002

Survey of Medical Oxygen Supply System on board Ships carrying Dangerous Goods.

Repealed

by IC 4-2014

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

04.05.2004

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

15.02.2005

SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 22: Navigation Bridge Visibility. Implementation of requirements.

Repealed

by IC 3-2014

2/2005

15.02.2005

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

24.02.2005

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 3-2014IC 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 1-2012

19.01.2012

Verification of recertification and post-installation testing of on-load release lifeboat mechanisms.

Repealed

by IC 3-2014 rev.2, ref. IMO Res.MSC.404(96) which amends SOLAS Reg. III/20

IC 2-2012

01.03.2012

Application of SOLAS Reg. II-1/12.5.1 for cargo vessels - Screw-down valves

Repealed

by IC 3-2014 rev.3, ref. MSC.421(98) paragraph 41 (new SOLAS Reg. II-1/12.6.1

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 1 October 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

28.05.2002

Survey and Certification of Offshore Supply- and Stand-by vessels registered in NIS.

In force

 

3/2002

28.05.2002

ISM certification of cargo ships registered in NIS.

In force

 

5/2002

28.05.2002

Guidelines to be followed by Classification Societies when evaluating marine equipment required to be approved.

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 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.3

15.07.2014

Register of revoked, repealed and in-force NIS-Nor Circulars and IC

In force

Revised on 1 October 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

Repeals IC 3-1998 (NIS Circular 3-1998)

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 3-2012

IC 3-2020

26.03.2020

COVID-19 - Verification of safety management systems (ISM) by means of remote audits

In force

 

IC 4-2020

19.06.2020

Remote audits and inspections

In force

 

IC 5-2020

26.06.2020

IHM-certification and the use of Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) and Material Declaration (MD)

In force

 

IC 6-2020

29.07.2020

Further extension of statutory surveys and completion of renewal surveys by means of alternative methods due to COVID-19

In force

To be repealed 30 June 2021

Fotnote

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