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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.149(77) - Adoption of the Revised Performance Standards for Survival Craft Portable Two-Way VHF Radiotelephone Apparatus - (adopted on 3 June 2003) - 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 functions of adopting performance standards for radio and navigational equipment, as well as amendments thereto, shall be performed by the Maritime Safety Committee on behalf of the Organization,

 NOTING regulation III/6.2.1 of the 1988 amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, concerning radiocommunications for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which requires that ships be provided with survival craft two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus and that such apparatus shall conform to appropriate performance standards not inferior to those adopted by the Organization,

 RECOGNIZING the need to improve the previously adopted, by resolution A.809(19), annex 1, performance standards for survival craft portable two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations on the revision of annex 1 to resolution A.809(19) made by the Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue at its seventh session,

  1. ADOPTS the Revised Recommendation on Performance Standards for Survival Craft Portable Two-Way VHF Radiotelephone Apparatus, set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS Governments to ensure that survival craft portable two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus:

  • (a) if installed on or after 1 July 2005, conform to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the Annex to the present resolution;

  • (b) if installed before 1 July 2005, conform to performance standards not inferior to those specified in annex 1 to resolution A.809(19).


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