The Marine Environment Protection Committee,
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.81(43) - Amendments to Section 9 of the Standard Format for the COW Manual (Resolution MEPC.3(XII)) - (Adopted on 1 July 1999) - The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

 RECALLING article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the function of the Committee conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

 NOTING regulation 13B of Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78), which provides that every tanker operating with a crude oil washing system shall be provided with an Operations and Equipment Manual (COW Manual) detailing the system and equipment and specifying operational procedures,

 NOTING ALSO that the COW Manual is intended not only to provide guidance to the crew of the ship for proper operation of the system, but also to provide information on the system and its operational procedures for port State control officers going on board for inspection in ports,

 NOTING FURTHER that the Committee, by resolution MEPC.3(XII) on 30 November 1979, adopted the Recommendation on the Standard Format for the COW Manual,

 HAVING CONSIDERED proposals made by Member Governments to amend the Standard Format of the COW Manual in the light of experience gained,

  1. ADOPTS the amendments to the Standard Format of Section 9 for the COW Manual, the text of which is set out at Annex to the present resolution,

  2. INVITES Member Governments to take into account the amendments to Section 9 of the Standard Format for the COW Manual when approving the Manual as called for by regulation 13B of MARPOL 73/78.

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