The Maritime Safety Committee,
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The Maritime Safety Committee,

  1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-sixth session (2 to 13 December 2002), and the Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its forty-eighth session (7 to 11 October 2002), recognizing the need for recommendatory provisions applicable to ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters, additional to the mandatory and recommendatory provisions contained in existing IMO instruments, approved Guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters, as set out in the annex.

  2 Member Governments are invited to bring the annexed Guidelines to the attention of shipowners, ship designers, shipbuilders, ship repairers, equipment manufactures and installers and all other parties concerned with the operation of ships in Arctic ice-covered waters.

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