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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.520(13) Code of practice for the evaluation, testing and acceptance of prototype novel life-saving appliances and arrangements (Adopted in 1983) - The Assembly

The Assembly

 RECALLING Article 16(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations concerning maritime safety,

 RECOGNIZING that prototype novel life-saving appliances and arrangements may be developed which do not fully meet the requirements of chapter III of the 1983 amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, but which will provide the same or higher safety standards,

 CONSIDERING the need to provide a code of practice for the evaluation, testing and acceptance of prototype novel life-saving appliances and arrangements to facilitate their acceptance by the Organization through amendment of chapter III of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea,

 NOTING regulation 4.3 of chapter III of the 1983 amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its forty-eighth session,

  1. ADOPTS the code of practice for the evaluation, testing and acceptance of prototype novel life-saving appliances and arrangements, set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. URGES Governments to ensure that prototype novel life-saving appliances and arrangements at least comply with the provisions of this Code of Practice;

  3. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee to keep this Code of Practice under review and to report as necessary to the Assembly.


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