Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to transport dangerous chemicals in bulk by sea.

Dangerous chemicals in bulk must not be loaded onto, or unloaded from, a ship constructed prior to 1 July 1986.

This code provides an international standard for the safe carriage by ships of dangerous and noxious chemicals in bulk and prescribes the constructional features of such ships (regardless of their tonnage) and the equipment they should carry in order to minimize risks to the ship, its crew and the environment.

Please note that the Agency has advised that this Code is called up in Marine Orders - Part 93: Marine Pollution Prevention?Noxious Liquid Substances. This Code is also referred to as the IBC Code.

Please consult the Agency Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

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Comply

Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk - Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2181
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795000

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