Regulatory News

New SOLAS Chapter XV - Safe Carriage of Industrial Personnel

Expansion of the maritime offshore and energy sectors has created growth in new offshore industrial activities and a demand for carriage of industrial personnel to and from offshore facilities. Recognizing that the safety standards in the existing IMO instruments do not fully cover risks specific to maritime operations within the offshore sector, the IMO has adopted a new chapter of the SOLAS Convention dedicated to establishing requirements for the safe transport of Industrial Personnel. 

In support of this, the Code of Safety for Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel (IP Code) has also been adopted to provide a comprehensive safety standard for this type of transport work. Both new and existing vessels which may be transporting industrial personnel should prepare to demonstrate compliance with these new standards. To learn more, download the ABS Regulatory News brief discussing the Safe Carriage of Industrial Personnel.