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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.337(91) Adoption of the Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships (Adopted on 30 November 2012)The Annex below is consolidated into Resolution MSC.337(91) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

 The Annex of this resolution has been consolidated into Noise Levels - Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships

RECALLING Article 28(b) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,

 RECALLING ALSO resolutions A.343(IX) and A.468(XII) by which the Assembly of the Organization adopted the Recommendation on methods of measuring noise levels at listening posts and the Code on noise levels on board ships, respectively,

 RECOGNIZING the need to establish mandatory noise level limits for machinery spaces, control rooms, workshops, accommodation and other spaces on board ships, taking into account experience gained with regard to noise control and allowable exposure levels since the adoption of resolution A.468(XII),

 NOTING regulation II-1/3-12 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"), adopted by resolution MSC.338(91), concerning protection against noise,

 NOTING ALSO that the aforementioned regulation II-1/3-12 provides that ships shall be constructed to reduce onboard noise and to protect personnel from noise in accordance with the Code on noise levels on board ships (hereinafter referred to as "the Code"),

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its ninety-first session, the recommendation made by the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment, at its fifty-sixth session,

  1 ADOPTS the Code on noise levels on board ships, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

  2 INVITES Contracting Governments to the Convention to note that the Code will take effect on 1 July 2014 upon entry into force of regulation II-1/3-12 of the Convention;

  3 REQUESTS the Secretary-General to transmit certified copies of this resolution and the text of the Code, contained in the annex, to all Contracting Governments to the Convention;

  4 ALSO REQUESTS the Secretary-General to transmit copies of this resolution and the annex to all Members of the Organization which are not Contracting Governments to the Convention.

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