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The Assembly

 RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety and the prevention and control of marine pollution,

 NOTING that the towage of ships and other floating objects, including installations, structures and platforms, is common practice,

 NOTING ALSO that circumstances have arisen in which tows have presented a potential danger to navigation and the environment,

 RECOGNIZING the need for guidance to minimize the danger to navigation resulting from towed ships and other floating objects, including installations, structures and platforms, which have broken adrift from the towing ship, have grounded or are out of control,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its sixty-first session,

  1. ADOPTS the Guidelines on the Safety of Towed Ships and Other Floating Objects, Including Installations, Structures and Platforms at Sea, set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS that Governments take into account the Guidelines when making decisions regarding the safe towage of ships and other floating objects, including installations, structures and platforms.


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