9.2 Role of the flag State
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9.2 Role of the flag State

 The role of the Administration covers the whole operating life of a ship (including its final voyage) and, during that life it should ensure that the ship complies with applicable IMO conventions and other relevant requirements for as long as the ship is operational. Administrations should promote the application of these Guidelines.

9.2.1 Criteria for “ready for recycling” conditions

 Administrations should establish criteria to declare a ship "ready for recycling". The basic criteria would be the completion of the work to prepare a ship for recycling, set out in section 8 of these Guidelines.

9.2.2 Implementation

 Administrations should:

  • .1 promote the use of a ship recycling sale and purchase contract, such as DEMOLISHCON, the BIMCO standard contract, in order to ensure that full account is taken of all relevant environmental, health and safety considerations included in these Guidelines; and

  • .2 co-operate with recycling States to facilitate the implementation of the Guidelines.

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