The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a new requirement


AMENDMENTS TO SOLAS 1974 CH. II-2 REG. 7.4.1 AND FSS CODE CH. 9



The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a new

requirement for fire detection and alarm systems to be fitted in

enclosed spaces containing incinerators.

THE REVISED REGULATION

Through MSC.308(88) the IMO has adopted a new subparagraph .3 to SOLAS 1974 Ch. II-2 regulation 7.4.1. As per new requirement a fixed fire detection and fire alarm system shall be installed in enclosed spaces containing incinerators.


THE REVISED CODE

As a consequence to the above revised regulation, the IMO has adopted through MSC.311(88) amendments to chapter 9 of the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code) which contains requirements for these systems.



DATE IN FORCE & APPLICABILITY

The Circular comes into force on July 1, 2012 and is applicable to new ships constructed (keel laid) on or after 2012.