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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.688(17) Fire Test Procedures for Ignitability of Bedding Components (Adopted on 6 November 1991) - The Assembly

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,

 RECOGNIZING the fact that many accommodation fires on board ships have been initiated from ignition of bedding components,

 RECOGNIZING ALSO the need to develop an internationally acceptable fire test procedure for ignitability of bedding components,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its fifty-ninth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Recommendation on Fire Test Procedures for Ignitability of Bedding Components set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to apply the Recommendation to ensure compliance with the criteria specified therein;

  3. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee to continue its work on the development of further test procedures, as may be appropriate.

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