New SOLAS requirements for atmosphere testing instruments agreed

The 18th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers (DSC 18) took place from 16 to 20 September 2013. The Sub-Committee agreed a new draft SOLAS regulation XI-1/7 on Atmosphere testing instrument for enclosed spaces, to require ships to carry an appropriate portable atmosphere testing instrument or instruments, capable of measuring concentrations of oxygen, flammable gases or vapours, hydrogen sulphide and carbon monoxide, prior to entry into enclosed spaces, as mentioned in SOLAS resolution A.1050(27). Click here for full details.

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