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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.

 BEARING IN MIND that Regulation II-2/20 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, prescribes that fire control plans shall be permanently exhibited for the guidance of the ship's officers and that a duplicate set of fire control plans or a booklet containing such plans shall be permanently stored outside the deckhouse for the assistance of shoreside fire-fighting personnel.

 RECOGNIZING that the use of universally understood symbols would greatly increase the usefulness of fire control plans, both for the crew of the ship and for shore-based fire brigades.

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its fifty-seventh session,

  1. ADOPTS the symbols for use in accordance with Regulation II-2/20 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended, set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. URGES Member Governments to draw the symbols to the attention of ships' personnel and shore-based fire-fighting personnel with a view to encouraging their future adoption for use on board all ships;

  3. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee to keep this resolution under review and to report as necessary to the Assembly.

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