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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.453(100) - Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships (SPS Code) - (adopted on 7 December 2018) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

The annex of this document has been consolidated into SPS Code

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

RECALLING ALSO resolution A.534(13), by which the Assembly, at its thirteenth session, adopted the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships ("the SPS Code"),

RECALLING FURTHER that the Assembly authorized it to amend the SPS Code as may be necessary,

RECALLING amendments to the SPS Code adopted by:

  • .1 circular MSC/Circ.446, which became effective on 13 October 1986;

  • .2 circular MSC/Circ.478, which became effective on 28 July 1987;

  • .3 circular MSC/Circ.739, which became effective on 28 June 1996; and

  • .4 resolution MSC.183(79)), which became effective on 1 July 2006,

NOTING that it adopted, at its ninety-ninth session, amendments to SOLAS chapter IV and the appendix (Certificates) by resolution MSC.436(99),

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its 100th session, consequential amendments to the Record of Equipment of the SPS Code,

1 ADOPTS amendments to the SPS Code, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution, also incorporating the amendments previously adopted by circular MSC/Circ.739 (which includes the amendments adopted by MSC/Circ.446 and MSC/Circ.478) and resolution MSC.183(79), and the consequential amendments to the Record of Equipment;

2 DETERMINES that the said consequential amendments to the Record of Equipment should become effective on 1 January 2020, in conjunction with the entry into force of amendments to SOLAS chapter IV and the appendix (Certificates) adopted by resolution MSC.436(99).


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