The Assembly,
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.751(18) Interim Standards for Ship Manoeuvrability (Adopted on 4 November 1993) - 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 and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships,

 RECALLING FURTHER that by MSC/Circ.389 the Maritime Safety Committee approved interim guidelines for estimating manoeuvring performance in ship design, whereby Member Governments were invited to apply the guidelines on a trial basis so that they may be assessed in the light of practical experience gained with a view to their possible further development,

 RECALLING ALSO resolutions A.160(ES.IV), A.209(VII) and A.601(15) concerning information on ship manoeuvring,

 RECOGNIZING the manoeuvring capability of ships to be an important contribution to the safety of navigation,

 BELIEVING that the development and implementation of standards for ship manoeuvrability, particularly to large ships and ships carrying dangerous goods in bulk, will improve maritime safety and enhance marine environment protection,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its sixty-second session,

  1 ADOPTS the Interim Standards for Ship Manoeuvrability, set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2 RECOMMENDS Governments to encourage those responsible for the design, construction, repair and operation of ships to apply the Standards;

  3 INVITES Governments to collect data obtained by the application of the Standards and report them to the Organization;

  4 REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee to keep the Standards under review on the basis of the information and data collected;

  5 AUTHORIZES the Maritime Safety Committee to amend the Standards as necessary.

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