The purpose of the present IMC Group P.C. Service Promotion Circular, is to inform/update your good company, with respect to our new service related to elaboration of”Enclosed Space Entry Training Manual” in accordance to IMO’s RESOLUTION A.1050(27), RESOLUTION MSC.350(92), and in line with SOLAS regulation III/19.


IMO adopted amendments to SOLAS Regulation III/19, introducing a new requirement for mandatory enclosed space entry and rescue drills. All crewmember participating in enclosed space entry operations and / or assigned with enclosed space rescue duties, are required to take part in enclosed space entry and rescue drills at intervals not exceeding interval of two months.

Based on the above, shore based ship management companies should elaborate and implement o/b an “Enclosed Space Entry Training Manual” in order to ensure that:

1. Crewmember are trained and familiarized with relevant “Entry into Enclose Spaces” safety procedures.
2. Relevant “Enclosed Space Entry” training and drills records are available for PSC inspection/evaluation, during Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC).


This new requirement is in force since 1st January 2015, and is applicable to all type of vessel of 500 tons gt and above. The “Enclosed Space Entry Training Manual” is not subject to Flag State approval

Service Provided

IMC Group P.C. can arrange the elaboration of an “Enclosed Space Entry Training Manual” for your good company’s fleet, in a very competitive fee, without hidden cost, with fast and straightforward procedures, in a user friendly and easy to use format and in compliance to client specific requirements.

In addition it is ensured that the elaboration of the “Enclosed Space Entry Training Manual” will be implemented under full compliance with International / National (when applicable) regulations and best management practice.

We remain at your entire disposition for any clarification you may require and we are looking forward to receive your company’s enquiries.

Best Regards,


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