The Maritime Safety Committee, at its 107th session (31 May to 9 June 2023), considered a proposal by the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) during its eighth session.
The proposal aimed to ensure a uniform approach towards the application of the provisions of SOLAS regulation II-1/3-13. As a result, the committee adopted resolution MSC.532(107) and approved the Guidelines for lifting appliances, which are outlined in the annex.
Member States have been invited to utilize the annexed Guidelines when implementing SOLAS regulation II-1/3-13.
Additionally, they are encouraged to bring these Guidelines to the attention of various parties involved, including ship designers, shipyards, shipowners, equipment manufacturers, and other relevant organizations.
Annex: Guidelines for lifting appliances
These Guidelines support the application of SOLAS regulation II-1/3-13 for lifting appliances and loose gear used in association with lifting appliances.
Design, construction, and installation
As required by SOLAS regulation II-1/3-220.127.116.11, lifting appliances installed on or after 1 January 2026 should be designed, constructed, and installed in accordance with the requirements of a classification society which is recognized by the Administration in accordance with the provisions of regulation XI-1/1 or standards acceptable to the Administration which provide an equivalent level of safety.