A.847(20) GUIDELINES TO ASSIST FLAG STATES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IMO INSTRUMENTS

 

Resolution A. 847(20)

GUIDELINES TO ASSIST FLAG STATES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IMO INSTRUMENTS

(Adopted on 27 November 1997)

 

 

THE ASSEMBLY,

 

RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships,

 

RECALLING FURTHER that, at its sixteenth session, it affirmed the contents of resolution A.500(XII) and the assignment of the highest priority to promoting the implementation of relevant international instruments for the improvement of maritime safety and pollution prevention,

 

RECOGNIZING that international law requires flag States to meet the responsibilities set forth in generally accepted international regulations, procedures and practices contained in IMO instruments and other mandatory instruments, and to take any steps which may be necessary to secure their observance,

 

REAFFIRMING its desire that ships comply at all times with maritime safety and pollution-prevention standards laid down in relevant IMO instruments,

 

BEING AWARE of the difficulties some States have in giving full and complete effect to the provisions of IMO instruments,

 

RECOGNIZING the importance of the ratification and implementation by all flag States of relevant instruments adopted by other international bodies,

 

DESIRING to assist Member Governments to ensure achievement of the IMO objectives,

 

HAVING ADOPTED resolution A.739(18) on Guidelines for the authorization of Organizations acting on behalf of the Administration and resolution A.789(19) on Specifications on the survey and certification functions of recognized Organizations acting on behalf of the Administration,

 

NOTING that, while States may realize certain benefits by becoming party to instruments aiming at promoting maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships, these desired benefits can only be obtained when all Parties concerned fully carry out their obligations as required by the conventions,

 

NOTING FURTHER that the ultimate effectiveness of any convention depends upon all States:

 

.1 becoming party to the instruments mentioned above;

.2 implementing them widely and effectively;

.3 enforcing them rigorously; and

.4 reporting to the Organization, as required,

 

HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its sixty-eighth session and by the Marine Environment Protection Committee at its fortieth session,

 

1. ADOPTS the Guidelines to Assist Flag States in the Implementation of IMO Instruments, set out in the annex to the present resolution;

 

2. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee and the Marine Environment Protection Committee to conduct, with the direct participation of Governments concerned, a comprehensive analysis of difficulties encountered by them in the implementation of IMO instruments, with a view to identifying needs and appropriate solutions;

 

3. REQUESTS ALSO the above Committees to keep the Guidelines under continuous review and to update them in the light of the results of the comprehensive analysis referred to above;

 

4. REVOKES resolution A.740(18).

 

Annex

GUIDELINES TO ASSIST FLAG STATES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IMO INSTRUMENTS

 

1. GENERAL

 

1.1 These Guidelines are intended to provide flag States with a means to establish and maintain measures for the effective application and enforcement of the following IMO Conventions:*

 

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*Reference is made to such applicable amendments as may be in force at any time.

 

.1 the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974;

.2 the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78);

.3 the International Convention on Load Lines (LL), 1966; and

.4 the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978.

 

1.2 Under the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of


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