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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.489(XII) Safe Stowage and Securing of Cargo Units and Other Entities in Ships Other than Cellular Container Ships (Adopted 19 November 1981) - The Assembly

The Assembly

 RECALLING Article 16(i) of the Convention on the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization,

 RECOGNIZING that there is a need to improve standards of stowage and securing of cargo units and other entities in ships other than cellular container ships,

 RECOGNIZING ALSO that special attention should be paid to the stowage of cargo in cargo units and on vehicles,

 BELIEVING that the universal application of improved standards would be greatly facilitated if all cargo units, vehicles and other entities for shipment were provided with means for applying portable securing gear,

 CONSIDERING that a universal improvement in the standards could best be achieved on an international basis,

  1. ADOPTS the Guidelines on the Safe Stowage and Securing of Cargo Units and Other Entities in Ships Other Than Cellular Container Ships, the text of which is annexed to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS Governments to issue guidelines for the safe stowage and securing of cargo units and other entities in ships other than cellular container ships in conformity with the annexed Guidelines and, in particular, to require such ships entitled to fly the flag of their State to carry a Cargo Securing Manual as described in the annexed Guidelines.


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