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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.702(17) Radio Maintenance Guidelines for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Related to Sea Areas A3 and A4 (Adopted on 6 November 1991) - The Assembly

The Assembly

 RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety,

 NOTING Regulation IV/15, Maintenance requirements, of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS), as amended by the 1988 GMDSS Conference, and in particular Regulation IV/15.7 concerning the methods of ensuring the availability of the functional requirements specified in Regulation IV/4, for distress and safety purposes on ships engaged on voyages in sea areas A3 and A4,

 NOTING ALSO Resolution 5 of the 1988 GMDSS Conference which requests the Maritime Safety Committee to periodically review the requirements of Regulation IV/15.7 in the light of experience gained,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its fifty-ninth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Guidelines for Ensuring the Availability of Radio Equipment for Ships Engaged on Voyages in Sea Areas A3 and A4 Required by Regulation IV/15.7 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as Amended in 1988, set out in the annex to the present resolution:

  2. RECOMMENDS that Governments, in applying Regulation IV/15.7 to ships, take account of the annexed Guidelines;

  3. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee, when periodically reviewing the requirements of Regulation IV/15.7, also to review and update the Guidelines as appropriate and to report as necessary to the Assembly.

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