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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.376(93) Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code) (Adopted on 22 May 2014) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

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

 RECALLING ALSO resolution A.212(VII) by which the Assembly, at its seventh session, adopted the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code), which provides safety requirements for chemical tankers supplementary to the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended,

 RECALLING FURTHER resolution MEPC.20(22) by which the Marine Environment Protection Committee adopted the BCH Code to make it mandatory under MARPOL,

 NOTING resolution MSC.29(61) by which, at its sixty-first session, it adopted the revised BCH Code,

 NOTING ALSO resolutions MSC.369(93) and MEPC.250(66), respectively, by which it, and the Marine Environment Protection Committee, adopted corresponding amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code),

 NOTING FURTHER resolution MEPC.249(66)by which the MEPC, at its sixty-sixth session, adopted amendments to the BCH Code,

 CONSIDERING that it is highly desirable for the provisions of the BCH Code which are mandatory under MARPOL and recommendatory from a safety standpoint, to remain identical when adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee and the Maritime Safety Committee,

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its ninety-third session, amendments to the BCH Code proposed by the Sub-Committee on Stability and Load Lines and Fishing Vessels Safety, at its fifty-fifth session, which were approved by the Committee at its ninety-second session,

 RECOGNIZING the need to bring the approved amendments to the BCH Code into force on the date on which corresponding amendments to the IBC Code enter into force,

  1 ADOPTS amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code), as amended, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2 DETERMINES that the said amendments shall become effective on 1 January 2016 upon acceptance and entry into force of the corresponding amendments to the IBC Code adopted by resolution MSC.369(93).


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