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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.253(83) - Adoption of the Performance Standards for Navigation Lights, Navigation Light Controllers and Associated Equipment - (Adopted on 8 October 2007) - 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.886(21), by which the Assembly resolved that the function of adopting performance standards and technical specifications, as well as amendments thereto shall be performed by the Maritime Safety Committee and/or the Marine Environment Protection Committee, as appropriate, on behalf of the Organization,

 RECALLING FURTHER Rule 21, Rule 23 and Rule 34(b) of the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at sea (COLREGs), 1972, concerning the requirements on the use of Navigation Lights,

 NOTING that the purpose of Navigation Lights is to identify ships and to notify their intentions at sea and that the purpose of Navigation Light Controllers is to provide means of control and monitoring of the status of navigation lights onboard the vessel to the Officer of the Watch (OOW),

 RECOGNIZING the need to develop performance standards for Navigation Lights, Navigation Light Controllers and associated equipment to be fitted onboard vessels in accordance with COLREGs,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation at its fifty-third session, and the Maritime Safety Committee at its eighty-third session,

  1 ADOPTS the Recommendation on Performance Standards for Navigation Lights, Navigation Light Controllers and associated equipment, set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2 RECOMMENDS Governments ensure that Navigation Lights, Navigation Light Controllers and associated equipment installed on or after 1 January 2009 conform to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the annex to the present resolution.


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