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Regulation 1 - Definitions

 For the purpose of this chapter:

  1 High-Speed Craft Code, 1994 (1994 HSC Code) means the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization by resolution MSC.36(63), as may be amended by the Organization, provided that such amendments are adopted, brought into force and take effect in accordance with the provisions of article VIII of the present Convention concerning the amendment procedures applicable to the annex other than chapter I.

  2 High-Speed Craft Code, 2000 (2000 HSC Code) means the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000, adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization by resolution MSC.97(73), as may be amended by the Organization, provided that such amendments are adopted, brought into force and take effect in accordance with the provisions of article VIII of the present Convention concerning the amendment procedures applicable to the annex other than chapter I.

  3 High-speed craft is a craft capable of a maximum speed, in metres per second (m/s), equal to or exceeding:

3.7 ∇0.1667

where:
= volume of displacement corresponding to the design waterline (m3)

 excluding craft the hull of which is supported completely clear above the water surface in non-displacement mode by aerodynamic forces generated by ground effect.

  4 Craft constructed means a craft the keel of which is laid or which is at a similar stage of construction.

  5 Similar stage of construction means a stage at which:

  • .1 construction identifiable with a specific craft begins; and

  • .2 assembly of that craft has commenced comprising at least 50 tonnes or 3% of the estimated mass of all structural material, whichever is the less.


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