1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-third
session (14 to 23 May 2014), having considered the proposal by the
Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers, at
its eighteenth session (16 to 20 September 2013), approved the Guidelines
regarding the verified gross mass of a container carrying cargo,
as set out in the annex.
2 The Guidelines are intended to establish a common
approach for the implementation and enforcement of the SOLAS requirements
regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers.
3 Member Governments are invited to bring the
annexed Guidelines to the attention of all parties concerned.