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  UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF PARAGRAPH 13.3.5 OF THE IGC CODE

(AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MSC.370(93))

1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-ninth session (16 to 25 May 2018), with a view to providing more specific guidance on the expression "each dry-docking" in the context of testing of high-level alarms on liquefied gas tankers, approved the following unified interpretation of paragraph 13.3.5 of the International Code of the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) (as amended by resolution MSC.370(93)), prepared by the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, at its fourth session:

UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF PARAGRAPH 13.3.5 OF THE IGC CODE

(AS AMENDED BY RESOLUTION MSC.370(93))

Testing of high-level alarms

The expression "each dry-docking" is considered to be the survey of the outside of the ship's bottom required for the renewal of the Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate and/or the Cargo Ship Safety Certificate.

2 Member States are invited to use the above unified interpretation as guidance when applying the relevant provision of the IGC Code and to bring it to the attention of all parties concerned.


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