International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code – New Edition
A carriage requirement for all vessels carrying Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants at Sea, this latest version will supersede the 2014 edition, which will become invalid.
The IMDG Code, 2018 Edition (inc. Amendment 39-18) comes into force on 1 January 2020 for two years and may be applied voluntarily as from 1 January 2019. The IMDG Code Supplement, 2018 Edition, once published, will render the previous 2014 edition.
The IMDG Code, 2016 Edition Amendment 38-16 came into force on 1 January 2018 for two years. The IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition remains valid until further notice.
The IMDG code covers MARPOL and SOLAS Convention requirements and is the guide for handling dangerous goods and marine pollutants at sea.
The IMDG code includes:
- Recommendations for individual substances materials and articles
- Recommendations for good operational practice
- Advice on terminology, packing, labelling, stowage, segregation and handling
- Emergency response action.
Free Supplement for first 100 customers
It’s time to go digital.
Too often we store guides, code, updates and supplements in paper form. There’s still the sense of preferring to hold the physical product.
The problems lay when you need to find something specific within. Time is of the essence and there’s only so much the contents page can help with.
Dogeared and tattered, these can become difficult to store and to read.
In an industry that embraces technology as a means of improved performance and efficiency, it’s time digital books became the norm.
Content pages and index are useful for narrowing down your search in paper versions but can still be time-consuming.
With an e-book you have the ability to instantly search for keywords or phrases, saving valuable time previously spent flicking through pages.
No more legs
With a digital library, your publications are always in the same place. Regardless of who needs to use what or when a digital copy will be on hand for instant access
In a chaotic moment, items can get lost. There’s also a high risk of damage, especially with printed products.
Digital charts and publications remain safe and in place. Files are backed up to ensure that even with a system failure or loss, there’s another device ready to step up to the plate.
The maritime industry is set to reduce emissions by 2050. Whilst an e-book may not look to solve this directly, it’s a contributing factor. Reducing the need for paper form publications, and the methods of carriage and delivery all work towards the bigger cause.
Your free supplement
To help with your move towards digital publications, and for those who already use them, we’re offering a free IMDG supplement to the first 100 customers who purchase the latest edition of the IMDG guide in digital format.
The supplement is worth £65 and is packed with:
- The Revised EmS Guide
- The Medical First Aid Guide
- Recommendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships
- The INF Code
- Other appropriate resolutions and circulars pertaining to the transport of dangerous goods
Claim your IMDG guide with free supplement now and lead the way as an early adopter in 2019.
Protecting against one of the world’s biggest killers
V.Ships Partnership to raise standards of crew welfare through onboard defibrillators.
As a trusted provider of technology for ship safety, performance and crew welfare, Martek Marine has teamed up with V.Ships, the world’s leading third-party ship management company to combat the number of fatalities from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at sea.
To combat SCA, V.Ships is rolling out Martek Marine’s Lifeforce® automated external defibrillator (AED) across each of its managed vessels, enhancing the welfare of its seafarer pool of over 44,000.
The issue of SCA is growing, not just in the maritime industry, with more than six million deaths worldwide directly attributed to SCA, and survival rates less than one per cent.
V Ships said:
“We undertook a thorough investigation of the global AED market before deciding on a model and partner to be equipped throughout the fleet. It was concluded that the LIFEFORCE AED from Martek Marine met all our criteria, with proven shipboard pedigree and type approval from DNV GL. As the leading ship management company in the industry, crew welfare is our highest priority, and as such we have mandated the requirement for AEDs on every ship to protect against sudden cardiac arrest.”
Paul Luen, CEO of Martek Marine, said: “We feel this is the beginning of a truly great partnership, setting the new standard for crew welfare globally.”
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
SCA can strike anyone at any time. Lifestyle factors can increase the likelihood of suffering from SCA but unfortunately can’t guarantee that.
We’ve previously covered how Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the worlds most famous explorer, collapsed at Bristol airport.
Had it not been for an AED on hand within minutes, it’s highly likely that Sir Ranulph would not have survived.
Age isn’t the only factor either.
Earlier this year, there was a frightening study released on young footballers who suffered from SCA. These are some of the most active individuals on the planet, and the number who collapsed, and died, due to SCA is a stark reality.
Martek Marine is excited to continue to develop our relationship with V.Ships and hope that it will encourage other ship management companies to take sudden cardiac arrest seriously, and protect their crew with fleetwide AEDs.
LIFEFORCE® is an automated external defibrillator (AED) – specifically designed for the marine environment and was the world’s first defibrillator to be Type Approved.
It is designed to be the simplest to use AED on the market and independent tests have proven that members of the public without any training can deliver a life-saving shock quicker than any other unit in the market.
With a built-in handle and weighing just 1.9kg, the LIFEFORCE® AED is portable, lightweight and can easily be stored and carried to a victim’s side. It is a durable piece of equipment, tested for use in even the most hostile environments
The unit is weatherproof, with ruggedized handles and sides for ultimate protection from impact damage.
Martek offers a range of training options. You can have a dedicated standalone training unit; your LIFEFORCE® AED can be easily converted into a temporary training unit for in-house training, or we can offer on-site certified training.
Get in touch to see how the LIFEFORCE® AED can save the life of you or your crew.
Put a price on your life today.