Amendments to MARPOL Annex II
MEPC 78 adopted Res.MEPC.344(78) in relation to the Abbreviated legend to the revised GESAMP Hazard Evaluation Procedure), Appendix I, Guidelines for the categorization of noxious liquid substances.
Amendments to Appendix I of MARPOL Annex II related to the revised GESAMP Hazard Evaluation Procedure used for classification of new products carried on chemical tankers were adopted. Column E1 is reassigned for the rating of the flashpoint, and Column C3 concerning inhalation toxicity has been expanded to introduce sub-categorization with thresholds for mist and vapour concentrations.
Said amendments shall enter into force on 1 November 2023.