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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.366(93) – Amendments to the International Convention For the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended –(Adopted on 22 May 2014) - Annex – Amendments to the International Convention For the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
Annex – Amendments to the International Convention For the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
These amendments have been consolidated into SOLAS Chapter XIII
Chapter XIII - Verification of Compliance
A new chapter XIII is added after the existing chapter XII, as follows:
"Chapter XIII - Verification of Compliance
Regulation 1 – Definitions
1 Audit means a systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled.
2 Audit Scheme means the IMO Member State Audit Scheme established by the Organization and taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organizationfootnote.
3 Code for Implementation means the IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code) adopted by the Organization by resolution A.1070(28).
4 Audit Standard means the Code for Implementation.
Regulation 2 – Application
Contracting Governments shall use the provisions of the Code for Implementation in the execution of their obligations and responsibilities contained in the present Convention.
Regulation 3 – Verification of compliance
1 Every Contracting Government shall be subject to periodic audits by the Organization in accordance with the audit standard to verify compliance with and implementation of the present Convention.
2 The Secretary-General of the Organization shall have responsibility for administering the Audit Scheme, based on the guidelines developed by the Organizationfootnote.
3 Every Contracting Government shall have responsibility for facilitating the conduct of the audit and implementation of a programme of actions to address the findings, based on the guidelines adopted by the Organizationfootnote.
4 Audit of all Contracting Governments shall be: