A short piece from MarineLog:

Other SOLAS amendments adopted, with an expected entry into force date of January 1, 2011, include an amendment to prohibit all new installations of asbestos on board ships, without exceptions; and an amendment to require material safety data sheets (MSDS) to be provided for ships carrying oil or oil fuel, prior to the loading of such oil as cargo in bulk or bunkering of oil fuel. The MSC also approved recommendations for material safety data sheets (MSDS) for MARPOL Annex I type cargoes and oil fuels.

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