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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.285(86) Interim Guidelines on Safety for Natural Gas-Fuelled Engine Installations in Ships (Adopted on 1 June 2009) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

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

 NOTING that the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 currently does not have any provisions for use of gas as fuel on ships other than gas carriers,

 RECOGNIZING a need for the development of a code for gas-fuelled ships,

 ACKNOWLEDGING that, in the interim, there is an urgent need to provide guidance to the Administrations on the gas-fuelled engine installations in ships,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the Interim Guidelines prepared by the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases at its thirteenth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Interim Guidelines on safety for natural gas-fuelled engine installations in ships, the text of which is set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to apply the Interim Guidelines to gas-fuelled ships other than those covered by the IGC Code;

  3. URGES Member Governments and the industry to submit information, observations, comments and recommendations based on the practical experience gained through the application of these Interim Guidelines and submit relevant safety analysis on gas-fuelled installations;

  4. AGREES to continue the work on the development of the International Code of Safety for Gas-fuelled Ships (IGF Code).


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