Friday, 04 July 2014 08:49

New IMO Code on noise levels take effect

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The IMO Code on Noise Levels On Board Ships (the ‘2012 Noise Code’) entered into force on 1 July, 2014. The Code’s requirements apply to all vessels of 1,600 gt and above where:

  • the building contract is signed on or after 1 July, 2014, or in the absence of a building contract,
  • the keel is laid or at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 January, 2015,
  • or the delivery date is on or after 1 July, 2018.

The code requires that a noise survey is conducted when the vessel is on its sea trials and that a report demonstrating compliance with the code is compiled and kept on board the vessel, and is easily accessible by the crew.

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