Amended SOLAS rules to come into force in 2024

Ascertaining accurate berthing loads forms the backbone of successful mooring aid design

Ship owners and managers should be aware that new SOLAS requirements for towing and mooring equipment will come into force on 1 January 2024. The rules may pose a challenge for ships built before January 2007, Lloyd’s Register warns in an advisory notice.

The new rules and guidance require that mooring equipment, including mooring lines, on all SOLAS ships, shall be inspected and maintained in a suitable condition for their intended purposes.

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