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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.164(78) - Revised Performance Standards for Radar Reflectors - (adopted on 17 May 2004) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

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

 RECALLING ALSO resolution A.886(21), by which the Assembly resolved that the functions of adopting performance standards for radio and navigational equipment, as well as amendments thereto, shall be performed by the Maritime Safety Committee on behalf of the Organization,

 RECALLING FURTHER that the provisions of chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS), as amended, and chapter 13 of the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code), in force, require, if practicable, fitting of a radar reflector to all ships and craft under 150 gross tonnage to enable detection by radar,

 RECOGNIZING that, for safety reasons, radar reflectors should produce reliable detection in practical conditions and perform in both 3 GHz (S-band) and 9 GHz (X-band),

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation at its forty-ninth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Recommendation on Performance Standards for Radar Reflectors, set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS Governments to ensure that radar reflectors:

  • (a) if fitted on or after 1 July 2005, conform to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the Annex to the present resolutions; and

  • (b) if fitted before 1 July 2005, conform to performance standards not inferior to those specified in the Annex to resolution A.384(X).


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