March 26, 2018
MSD Sheets mandatory from 1st July 2009 for MARPOL Annex I cargoes and marine fuel oils
The new SOLAS amendment effective from 1st July requires to all new and existing ships, carrying MARPOL Annex I cargoes (oil) and marine fuel oils, to be provided with a material safety data sheet prior to loading such cargoes. The regulation refers to the Recommendation for material safety datasheets (MSDS) for MARPOL Annex I cargoes and marine fuel oils initially introduced by IMO in 77th session of safety committee.
For details please refer to IMO Resolutions MSC 150(77) and MSC 239(83).