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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.897(21) Amendments to the Revised Specifications for the Design, Operation and Control of Crude Oil Washing Systems (Resolution A.446(XI) as Amended by Resolution A.497(XII)) (Adopted on 25 November 1999) - 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 prevention and control of marine pollution from ships,

 NOTING regulation 13B(2) of Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78) concerning requirements for crude oil washing, and resolution 15 of the International Conference on Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention, 1978 (TSPP Conference), which contains the Specifications for the Design, Operation and Control of Crude Oil Washing Systems,

 RECALLING ALSO resolution A.446(XI) by which it adopted the revised Specifications which superseded the Specifications contained in resolution 15 of the TSPP Conference and resolution A.497(XII) by which it adopted amendments to the revised Specifications adopted by resolution A.446(XI),

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Marine Environment Protection Committee at its forty-third session,

  1. ADOPTS amendments to the revised Specifications for the Design, Operation and Control of Crude Oil Washing Systems (resolution A.446(XI), as amended by resolution A.497(XII)), as set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to implement the Specifications, as amended.

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