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The Maritime Safety Committee

 This document is in force for equipment installed before 1 July 2004.

MSC.147(77) applies for equipment installed on or after 1 July 2004.

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

 RECALLING ALSO resolution A.886(21), by which the Assembly resolved that the functions of adopting performance standards for radio and navigational equipment, as well as amendments thereto, shall be performed by the Maritime Safety Committee on behalf of the Organization,

 RECALLING FURTHER the provisions of the new chapter XI-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, and the requirements of regulation XI-2/5, that all ships shall be provided with a ship security alert system,

 RECOGNIZING that, for security reasons, a ship security alert system is necessary on board for initiating and transmitting a ship-to-shore security alert to a competent authority designated by the Administration,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation at its forty-eighth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Recommendation on Performance Standards for a ship security alert system, set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS Governments to ensure that a ship security alert system provided in compliance with relevant international instruments in force on or after 1 July 2004 conforms to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the Annex to the present resolution.

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