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e-Reader: An IMO Publishing e-reader file is fully bookmarked, indexed and presented in ebk file format which is viewed using the free IMO Bookshelf software.
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For detailed instruction please copy and paste this link http://www.imo.org/Publications/Documents/FAQ/E-reader_instructions_page.pdf. Please be aware that the e-reader software and any purchased titles are locked to a single computer. Only 75% of the text can be printed per day and it cannot be printed as a pdf.The e-reader software is for Windows use and MAC users need to use a Windows emulator (eg Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop) in order to view the files.
The Guidelines became mandatory in 1996, under SOLAS regulation XI/2, which requires that bulk carriers and oil tankers be subject to an enhanced programme of inspections in accordance with the Guidelines. Since their adoption, the Guidelines have been frequently updated and brought in line with regulatory and technological developments as well as with current practice, in particular with the relevant IACS Unified Requirements. In this edition, the Guidelines have been amended as follows: - by the December 2000 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.105(73) and entered into force on 1 July 2002; - by the May 2002 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.125(75) and entered into force on 1 January 2004; - by the June 2003 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.144(77) and entered into force on 1 January 2005; - by the May 2005 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.197(80) and entered into force on 1 January 2007; and - by the May 2008 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.261(84) and are expected to enter into force on 1 January 2010.