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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.208(62) 2011 Guidelines for Inspection of Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships (Adopted on 15 July 2011) - The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

 RECALLING Article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

 RECALLING ALSO that the International Conference on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems for Ships, 2001, held in October 2001, adopted the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 (the AFS Convention) together with four Conference resolutions,

 RECALLING FURTHER that Article 11 of the AFS Convention prescribes that ships to which this Convention applies may, in any port, shipyard, or offshore terminal of a Party, be inspected by officers authorized by that Party for the purpose of determining whether the ship is in compliance with this Convention,

 NOTING that Article 3(3) of the AFS Convention prescribes that Parties to this Convention shall apply the requirements of this Convention as may be necessary to ensure that no more favourable treatment is given to ships of non-Parties to this Convention,

 NOTING ALSO resolution MEPC.105(49) by which the Committee adopted the Guidelines for inspection of anti-fouling systems on ship on 18 July 2003,

 NOTING FURTHER that by resolution MEPC.105(49), the Committee resolved to keep the 2003 Guidelines under review in the light of experience gained,

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its sixty-second session, the draft 2011 Guidelines for inspection of anti-fouling systems on ships developed by the Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation at its nineteenth session,

  1. ADOPTS the 2011 Guidelines for inspection of anti- fouling systems on ships, as set out in the annex to this resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to apply the 2011 Guidelines when exercising port State control inspections;

  3. RECOMMENDS that the 2011 Guidelines be adopted as amendments to resolution A.787(19) on Procedures for port State control, as amended;

  4. AGREES to keep the 2011 Guidelines under review in the light of experience gained; and

  5. REVOKES the Guidelines adopted by resolution MEPC.105(49).


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