IMO and EU requirements March 2020 to December 2021

This statutory news summarizes the most important IMO and EU requirements entering into force after 1 March 2020 to 31 December 2021

Technical and regulatory news no. 14
Table of amendments - find the download link below

Relevant for ship owners and managers, design offices, shipyards, suppliers, and flag states.

View the table of amendments in our 3-page PDF.


The information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality and Operation departments of shipping companies, and also for yards and newbuilding departments. For DNV GL customers, a full overview can be found in Requirements/ Requirement Explorer™ accessible under “Maritime Applications” in our Veracity data platform.

11 October 2021

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 104)

The 104th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 4 to 8 October. The requirements for watertight doors on cargo ships were harmonized, and the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System was recognized for the provision of position, navigation, and timing services. The MSC also initiated the development of a goal-based instrument for autonomous ships, and the development of guidance for remote surveys and audits.

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