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 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 and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships,

RECALLING ALSO Resolution A.713(17) - on safety of ships carrying solid bulk cargoes, by which it specified interim measures to be taken to improve the safety of ships carrying solid bulk cargoes.

RECALLING FURTHER its request to the Maritime Safety Committee to carry out its work on the safety of ships carrying solid bulk cargoes with high priority and to develop, inter alia, requirements for the enhanced programme of survey of such ships.

RECALLING ALSO that by Resolution MEPC.52(32) the Marine Environment Protection Committee adopted amendments to the Annex to the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 regarding new Regulations 13F and 13G and related amendments to Annex I of MARPOL 73/78 to improve the requirements for the design and construction of oil tankers to prevent oil pollution in the event of collision or stranding.

NOTING that in accordance with the above Regulation 13G, crude oil tankers of 20,000 tons deadweight and above and product carriers of 30,000 tons deadweight and above shall be subject to the enhanced programme of inspections, the scope and frequency of which shall at least comply with the guidelines developed by the Organization.

RECOGNIZING the need to also provide the guidelines on the enhanced programme of inspections for all oil tankers in order to further promote safety and marine pollution prevention.

HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its sixty-second session and the Marine Environment Protection Committee at its thirty-forth session.

  1. ADOPTS:

  • .1 the Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys for Bulk Carriers set out in Annex A to the present resolution; and

  • .2 the Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspection During Surveys for Oil Tankers set out in Annex B to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to apply the Guidelines as soon as possible to all bulk carriers and oil tankers respectively.

  3. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee and the Marine Environment Protection Committee to keep the Guidelines under review and update them as necessary, in the light of experience gained in their application.

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