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1. What is the procedure for exemption or extension application under the requirements of SOLAS, MARPOL, COLREG, Load Line, SPS, HSC, Modu, PSSC and PC?

- Applications can be made by filling out the form MSN 05/2008 complete with the class (RO) recommendation. Applications will be processed within 3 working days.

- MSN 05/2008 form can be found on the website WWW.MARINE.GOV.MY - notice - Notice of Malaysia International Shipping - International Convention - SOLAS - Chapter 1 - NSC 05/2008

2. Do the owners get confirmation from the Malaysian Marine Department to appoint RO for statutory certificates, approving the plans and instructions under the international convention or non-convention ships for Malaysian Ship (KM)?

Refer to the RO Instruction; Para 1.0 and 1.4;

1.0 Authorization

1.1 RO is authorized to approve plan, approve manual, survey and issue

Certificate for all Types of Malaysian Ships required under International

Conventions as follows:

1.1.1 SOLAS - International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 74/78 or as


1.1.2 MARPOL-International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from

Ships 73/78 – vessel does not comply shall not operate beyond Malaysian

Waters and sewage shall be discharged to seabeyond 12 n.m

i. MARPOL Annex I

ii. MARPOL Annex II

iii. MARPOL Annex III

iv. MARPOL Annex IV

(existing ship shall comply fully after 31 March 2011)

v. MARPOL Annex V

vi. MARPOL Annex VI

(existing ship shall comply fully after 30 June 2011)

1.1.3 AFS - International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling

Systems on Ships, 2001– vessel does not comply shall not operate beyond

Malaysian Waters(existing ship shall comply fully after 1st January 2011 or until next drydocking)

1.1.4 COLREG – Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing

Collisions at Sea 1972

1.1.5 Load Lines, 1966 - International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 include

Multiple Load Line

1.1.6 Tonnage - International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships,


1.1.7 Lifting Appliances – International Labour Organization ILO Convention

No 152 *

1.1.8 Ballast Water Management - International Convention for the Control and

Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments 2004

1.1.9 IBC Code, BCH Code, IGC Code, IS Code, Grain Code, ISM Code (Only

For Ship Management Certificate),ISPS Code (all relevant records shall be

kept in RO Office in Malaysia), NOx Technical Code, and Carriage of

Dangerous Goods

1.1.10 Conditions Assessment Scheme for tanker as per Regulation 20 (G) Annex

I MARPOL 73/78.

* Convention not ratified by Malaysia

* See also appendix 1

1.4 Non Convention Vessel

1.4.1 RO is authorized to approve plan, approve manual, survey and issue

certificate for all Non Convention Vessel registered under Malaysian Flag

RO instruction can be found on the website WWW.MARINE.GOV.MY - shipping - information - Instruction to the RO

3. What is the procedure for application Malaysian ships(KM)inspection?

Application for Malaysian flag inspection of ships or ship devices can be done by completing the application form.

The form can be found in website WWW.MARINE.GOV.MY –Vessel-Form-Application For Survey of Ships or Ship Equipment.

Complete the form and sent via email or direct to Ship Accreditation Unit.