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List of IMO MSC Circulars

Unpublished documents: The following MSC Circulars are available for free below or at http://www.imo.org/KnowledgeCentre/IndexofIMOResolutions/Pages/Default.aspx.

Reference Date Title
Res. MSC.131 (75) 21/05/02 Maintenance of a continuous listening watch of VHF Channel 16 by SOLAS ships whilst at sea after 1 February 1999 and installation of VHF DSC facilities on non-SOLAS ships
Res. MSC.167(78) 20/05/04 Guidelines on the treatment of persons rescued at sea
Res. MSC.199(80) 16/05/05 Adoption of amendments to provision of radio services for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety system (GMDSS) - (resolution A.801(19))
Res. MSC.305(87) 17/05/10 Guidelines on Operational Procedures for the promulgation of Maritime Safety Information concerning acts of Piracy and Piracy counter-measure operations
MSC/Circ.805 06/06/97 Guidance for the use of radio signals by ships under attack or threat of attack from pirates or armed robbers
MSC/Circ.895 04/02/99 Recommendation on helicopter landing areas on ro-ro passenger ships
MSC/Circ.896/Rev.1 12/06/01 Interim measures for combating unsafe practices associated with the trafficking or transport of migrants by sea
MSC/Circ.960 20/06/00 Medical assistance at sea
MSC/Circ.1042 28/05/02 List of contents of the "Emergency Medical Kit/Bag" and medical consideration for its use on ro-ro passenger ships not normally carrying a medical doctor
MSC/Circ.1043 31/05/02 Guidance of ships' daily reporting of their positions to their companies
MSC/Circ.1073 10/06/03 Measures to enhance maritime security - Directives for maritime rescue coordination centres (MRCCs) on acts of violence against ships
MSC/Circ.1078 06/06/03 Guidelines to Administrations on reporting false alerts
MSC/Circ.1079 10/07/03 Guidelines for preparing plans for cooperation between search and rescue services and passenger ships (in accordance with SOLAS regulation V/7.3)
MSC/Circ. 1105 25/02/04 Guidance on responsibility and liability issues related to the use of the emergency medical kit/bag and evaluation of its use in emergency incidents
MSC/Circ. 1172 23/05/05 Identification of passenger ships, other than ro-ro passenger ships, which should benefit from being equipped with the Emergency Medical Kit/Bag (EMK)
MSC.1/Circ. 1182/Rev.1 21/11/14 Guide to recovery techniques
MSC.1/Circ. 1183 31/05/06 Guidelines on the provision of external support as an aid to incident containment for SAR Authorities and others concerned
MSC/Circ. 1184 31/05/06 Enhanced contingency planning guidance for passenger ships operating in areas remote from SAR facilities
MSC.1/Circ. 1185/Rev.1 30/11/12 Guide for cold water survival
MSC.1/Circ. 1186 01/06/06 Guidelines on the training of SAR service personnel working in major incidents
MSC.1/Circ. 1208 22/05/06 Promoting and verifying continued familiarization of GMDSS operators on board ships
MSC.1/Circ. 1210/Rev.1 21/11/14 Cospas-Sarsat International 406 Mhz Beacon Registration Database
MSC.1/Circ. 1218 15/12/06 Guidance on exchange of medical information between telemedical assistance services (TMAS) involved in international SAR operations
MSC.1/Circ. 1248 16/10/07 Minimizing delays in search and rescue response to distress alerts
MSC.1/Circ. 1287/Rev.1 24/06/13 Amendments to resolution A.705(17)-Promulgation of Maritime Safety Information
MSC.1/Circ. 1288/Rev.1 June 2013 Amendments to resolution A.706(17)-Promulgation of Maritime Safety Information
MSC.1/Circ. 1310/Rev.1 21/11/14 Revised Joint IMO/IHO/WMO Manual on Maritime Safety Information (MSI) (Will enter into force on 01 January 2016)
MSC.1/Circ. 1333 26/06/09 Recommendations to Governments for preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery against ships
MSC.1/Circ. 1334 23/06/09 Guidance to ship-owners and ship operators, shipmasters and crews on preventing and suppressing acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships
MSC.1/Circ. 1338/Rev.1 21/11/14 Guidance to search and rescue services in relation to requesting and receiving LRIT information
MSC.1/Circ. 1364 24/05/10 Revised International SafetyNET Manual
MSC.1/Circ. 1365 24/05/10 Commercially available locating, tracking and emergency notification devices
MSC.1/Circ. 1382/Rev.2 24/06/13 Questionnaire on the availability of shore-based facilities in the GMDSS
MSC.1/Circ. 1412/Rev.1 21/11/14 Principles and Guidelines relating to the review and audit of the performance of LRIT Data Centres and the International LRIT Data Exchange (Principles and Guidelines)
MSC.1/Circ. 1413 25/05/12 Basic safety guidance for yacht races or oceanic voyages by non-regulated craft
GMDSS.1/Circ.14 18/12/12 Master Plan of shore-based facilities for the GMDSS (GMDSS Master Plan)
SAR.7/Circ.12 31/03/15 List of IMO documents which should be held by a Maritime or Joint RCC