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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.883(21) Global and Uniform Implementation of the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC) (Adopted on 25 November 1999) - Annex 1 - Introduction of the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification

Annex 1 - Introduction of the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification

  1 The current certificates that are on board a particular ship on 3 February 2000 will remain valid until they expire.

  2 The date for the introduction of the harmonized system of survey and certification (HSSC) after 3 February 2000 should normally be the latest expiry date of certificates issued under the SOLAS, Load Line and MARPOL Conventions, unless another convenient date, e.g. the expiry date of the Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate, the date of dry-docking or date of repair or renovation, is agreed upon between the shipowner or company and the Administration.

  3 In the case where an existing certificate has expired before the date of introduction of the harmonized system, a new certificate using the form prescribed under the harmonized system may be issued after the renewal survey has been carried out. The validity of the new certificate may be limited to the date of introduction of the harmonized system as provided for in paragraph 2 above.

  4 Notwithstanding that some certificates may still be valid when the harmonized system of survey and certification is introduced on a particular ship, renewal surveys should be carried out whether or not they are due, and a new set of the relevant certificates under the harmonized system should be issued and the anniversary date common to all certificates should be specified. In general, renewal surveys completed within three months of the date of introduction of the harmonized system may be valid, and the extent of renewal surveys to be carried out may take account of the date and extent of the previous renewal surveys if carried out only recently.

  5 When implementing the harmonized system of survey and certification, it should be applied to all types of ships and in respect of all relevant instruments.


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