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.
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.
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
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 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
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.