3.1 An Administration may grant a relaxation for
the carriage requirements as required by the IBC Code when vegetable
oils are carried in independent tanks in general dry cargo ships specially
designed for the carriage of these vegetable oils. This relaxation
shall be endorsed on the ship’s Certificate. Such relaxation
shall be communicated to the IMO by the Administration.
3.2 The following criteria on construction and
trade for such relaxation shall apply:
3.3 Every general dry cargo ship falling under
paragraph 3 of the Guidelines shall be subject to Annex II to MARPOL 73/78 regarding the discharge
requirements and the carriage of a Manual and shall be certified to
carry vegetable oils by means of the issue of a certificate under
regulation 10.1 (now regulation
8.1) of that Annex.
3.4 Before granting a relaxation, the Administration
shall receive a confirmation in writing that both the Government of
the country of loading and the Government of the country of unloading
concur with the proposed relaxation. These confirmations shall be
retained on board.