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