Article 2 - Definitions
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Article 2 - Definitions

 For the purposes of this Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise:

  1 “Convention” means the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.

  2 “Administration” means the Government of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly, or under whose authority it is operating.

  3 “Competent Authority(ies)” means a governmental authority or authorities designated by a Party as responsible, within specified geographical area(s) or area(s) of expertise, for duties related to Ship Recycling Facilities operating within the jurisdiction of that Party as specified in this Convention.

  4 “Organization” means the International Maritime Organization.

  5 “Secretary-General” means the Secretary-General of the Organization.

  6 “Committee” means the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the Organization.

  7 “Ship” means a vessel of any type whatsoever operating or having operated in the marine environment and includes submersibles, floating craft, floating platforms, self elevating platforms, Floating Storage Units (FSUs), and Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs), including a vessel stripped of equipment or being towed.

  8 “Gross tonnage” means the gross tonnage (GT) calculated in accordance with the tonnage measurement regulations contained in Annex I to the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969, or any successor convention.

  9 “Hazardous Material” means any material or substance which is liable to create hazards to human health and/or the environment.

  10 “Ship Recycling” means the activity of complete or partial dismantling of a ship at a Ship Recycling Facility in order to recover components and materials for reprocessing and re-use, whilst taking care of hazardous and other materials, and includes associated operations such as storage and treatment of components and materials on site, but not their further processing or disposal in separate facilities.

  11 “Ship Recycling Facility” means a defined area that is a site, yard or facility used for the recycling of ships.

  12 “Recycling Company” means the owner of the Ship Recycling Facility or any other organization or person who has assumed the responsibility for operation of the Ship Recycling activity from the owner of the Ship Recycling Facility and who on assuming such responsibility has agreed to take over all duties and responsibilities imposed by this Convention.

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