MSC.356(92) Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended

 

RESOLUTION MSC.356(92)

(Adopted on 21 June 2013)

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO

THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966, AS AMENDED

 

THE MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE,

 

RECALLING Article 28(b) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,

 

RECALLING ALSO article VI of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (hereinafter referred to as the "1988 Load Lines Protocol") concerning amendment procedures,

 

NOTING the proposed amendments to the 1988 Load Lines Protocol to make the Code for recognized organizations (RO Code) mandatory,

 

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its ninety-second session, amendments to the 1988 Load Lines Protocol proposed and circulated in accordance with paragraph 2(a) of article VI thereof,

 

1. ADOPTS, in accordance with paragraph 2(d) of article VI of the 1988 Load Lines Protocol, amendments to the 1988 Load Lines Protocol, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

 

2. DETERMINES, in accordance with paragraph 2(f)(ii)(bb) of article VI of the 1988 Load Lines Protocol, that the said amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted on 1 July 2014, unless, prior to that date, more than one third of the Parties to the 1988 Load Lines Protocol or Parties the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than 50 per cent of the gross tonnage of all the merchant fleets of all Parties, have notified their objections to the amendments;

 

3. INVITES the Parties concerned to note that, in accordance with paragraph 2(g)(ii) of article VI of the 1988 Load Lines Protocol, the amendments shall enter into force on 1 January 2015 upon their acceptance in accordance with paragraph 2 above;

 

4. REQUESTS the Secretary-General, in conformity with paragraph 2(e) of article VI of the 1988 Load Lines Protocol, to transmit certified copies of the present resolution and the text of the amendments contained in the annex to all Parties to the 1988 Load Lines Protocol;

 

5. ALSO REQUESTS the Secretary-General to transmit copies of this resolution and its annex to Members of the Organization, which are not Parties to the 1988 Load Lines Protocol.

 

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AMENDMENTS TO ANNEX B TO THE PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO

THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES, 1966, AS AMENDED

 

ANNEX I

Regulations for determining load lines

 

Chapter I

General

 

Regulation 2-1 Authorization of recognized organizations

 

1 The existing text of regulation 2-1 is replaced with the following:

 

"The Administration shall authorize organizations, including classification societies, referred

 




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