MSC.1-Circ.1438 - Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide) (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1438 25 May 2012

CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS (IMDG) CODE
ANNEXES AND SUPPLEMENTS
Amendments to the Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods (EmS Guide)
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninetieth session (16 to 25 May 2012), approved amendments to the Emergency response procedures for ships carrying dangerous goods (EmS Guide) (MSC/Circ.1025, as amended by MSC.1/Circ.1025/Add.1, MSC.1/Circ.1262 and MSC.1/Circ.1360), set out in the annex, which is consequential to the amendments to the IMDG Code, as adopted by resolution MSC.328(90).
2 Member Governments are invited to bring the annexed amendments to the EmS Guide to the attention of all concerned, taking into account the voluntary application date of 1 January 2013 of amendment 36-12 of the IMDG Code pending its envisaged mandatory entry-into-force date of 1 January 2014.
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MSC.1/Circ.1438 Annex, page 1
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ANNEX
AMENDMENTS TO THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES FOR SHIPS CARRYING DANGEROUS GOODS (EmS GUIDE) (MSC/Circ.1025, as amended by MSC.1/Circ.1025/Add.1, MSC.1/Circ.1262 and MSC.1/Circ.1360)
EmS Guide
Emergency Schedules for FIRE
F-D FLAMMABLE GASES
In the row for Special Cases, add the following:
UN 3501, UN 3504, UN 3505
A flammable liquid, paste or powder may be expelled if the package is ruptured. Also consult FIRE SCHEDULE F-E.
Emergency Schedules for SPILLAGE
S-B CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES
In the row for Special Cases, add the following:
Add "UN 3506" after "UN 2809".
S-U GASES (FLAMMABLE, TOXIC OR CORROSIVE)
In the row for Special Cases, add the following:
UN 3501 A flammable liquid, paste or powder may be expelled if the package is ruptured. Also consult SPILLAGE SCHEDULES S-D or S-G as appropriate. UN 3504 A flammable or toxic liquid, paste or powder may be expelled if the package is ruptured. Also consult SPILLAGE SCHEDULES S-D, S-G or S-A as appropriate. UN 3505 A flammable or corrosive liquid, paste or powder may be expelled if the package is ruptured. Also consult SPILLAGE SCHEDULES S-C or S-G as appropriate.
S-V GASES (NON-FLAMMABLE, NON-TOXIC)
In the row for Special Cases, add the following:
UN 3502 A toxic liquid, paste or powder may be expelled if the package is ruptured. Also consult SPILLAGE SCHEDULE S-A. UN 3503 A corrosive liquid, paste or powder may be expelled if the package is ruptured. Also consult SPILLAGE SCHEDULES S-C or S-G as appropriate.
MSC.1/Circ.1438 Annex, page 2
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INDEX
In the index, for UN 3171, in the column for EmS Fire, "F-I" should be replaced with "F-A".
In the index, add the following new entries in numerical order accordingly:
UN No.
EmS Fire
EmS Spill 3497 F-A S-J
3498
F-A S-B
3499 F-A S-I
3500 F-C S-V
3501 F-D S-U
3502 F-C S-V
3503 F-C S-V
3504 F-D S-U
3505 F-D S-U
3506 F-A S-B
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