1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-third
session (3 to 12 October 2007), with a view to providing more specific
guidance for application of the relevant requirements of the 1974
SOLAS Convention, approved the unified interpretations of SOLAS chapter II-2 prepared by the Sub-Committee
on Fire Protection, at its fifty-first session, (5 to 9 February 2007)
as set out in the annex.
2 Member Governments are invited to use the annexed
unified interpretations as guidance when applying relevant provisions
of SOLAS chapter II-2 to fire protection
construction, installation, arrangements and equipment to be installed
on board ships constructed on or after 5 October 2007 and to bring
the unified interpretations to the attention of all parties concerned.