.The Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes in to force 11th September. These Regulation amend The Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/ 1228). The amendment to Regulation 6 exempts cargo transfers and bunkering operations from the general prohibitions contained in Regulation 3.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017. Comes into force 31st October. Amends Regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 (SR 1982/429). This amendment removes the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland to approve the training and qualification of appointed first-aid personnel.
The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) and the Port State Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 1st October. These Regulations are made to support the operation of Regulation (EU) No. 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emisions from maritime transport. They also amend Merchant Shipping (Port State Control Regulations) 2011 (SI 2011/2601) to make it a requirement for an inspection under those regulations to include a check that the ship is carrying a document of compliance with the regulations.