3 Definitions
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3 Definitions

 For the purpose of these Guidelines:

  Administration means the Government of the State under whose authority the ship is operating. With respect to a ship entitled to fly the flag of a State, the Administration is the Government of that State. With respect to fixed or floating platforms engaged in exploration and exploitation of the sea-bed and subsoil thereof adjacent to the coast over which the coastal State exercises sovereign rights for the purpose of exploration and exploitation of their natural resources, the Administration is the Government of the coastal State concerned.

  Existing ship means a ship which is not a new ship.

  Hazardous material means materials posing harm to human health or the environment identified in the IMDG Code, the Basel Convention, or other international authorities or instruments.

  New ship means a ship:

  • .1 for which the building contract is placed on or after 31 December 2003; or

  • .2 in the absence of a building contract, the keel of which is laid or which is at a similar stage of construction on or after 30 June 2004; or

  • .3 the delivery of which is on or after 31 December 2006.

  Organization means the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

  Recycling facility means a site, yard or facility used for the recycling of ships which is authorized or permitted for this purpose by the competent authority of the State where the site, yard or facility is located (Recycling State).

  Ship means a vessel of any type whatsoever operating in the marine environment and includes hydrofoil boats, air-cushion vehicles, submersibles, floating craft and fixed or floating platforms.

  Shipowner means the person or persons or company registered as the owner of the ship or, in the absence of registration, the person or persons or company owning the ship. However, in the case of a ship owned by a State and operated by a company which in that State is registered as the ship's operator, “owner” shall mean such company. This term also includes those who have ownership of the ship for a limited period pending its sale to a recycling facility.

  Ship Recycling means all associated operations including, mooring or beaching, dismantling, recovery of materials and reprocessing.

  The operating life of a ship means the time when it is capable of performing its current functions.

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