The Maritime Safety Committee,
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.419(97) - Amendments to the General Provisions on Ships' Routeing (Resolution A.572(14), as amended) - (adopted on 25 November 2016) - 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,

RECOGNIZING the importance of safeguarding manoeuvring space for ships in the vicinity of multiple structures at sea in ships' routeing systems,

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the decision of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue, at its third session, to include a guidance on the multiple structures at sea in annex 1 of the General Provisions on Ships' Routeing,

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its ninety sixth session, the text of proposed amendments to annex 1 of the General Provisions on Ships' Routeing (resolution A.572(14), as amended),

1 ADOPTS the amendments to the General Provisions on Ships' Routeing (resolution A.527(14), as amended), to include a guidance on the multiple structures at sea, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

2 DETERMINES that amendments to the General Provisions on Ships' Routeing shall be adopted for implementation by the Committee in accordance with the provisions of resolution A.572(14), as amended, subject to confirmation by the Assembly;

3 INVITES Governments intending to submit proposals for the adoption of ships' routeing systems to take account of the annexed amendments to the General Provisions;

4 INVITES ALSO Governments concerned to bring the contents of this resolution to the attention of all parties concerned.


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