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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.757(18) Standards for the Calculation of the Width of Stairways Forming Means of Escape on Passenger Ships (Adopted on 4 November 1993) - 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 maritime safety,

 NOTING that, by Resolution MSC.27(61), the Maritime Safety Committee adopted amendments to SOLAS chapter II-2 regarding fire-protection requirements in respect of new passenger ships which, inter-alia, in Regulation II-2/28.1.5.1 require that the width of the stairways shall conform to standards not inferior to those adopted by the Organization,

 RECOGNIZING the need to develop standards for calculating the width of the stairways before the relevant SOLAS amendments enter into force on 1 October 1994,

  1. ADOPTS the Standards for the Calculation of the Width of Stairways Forming Means of Escape on Passenger Ships, set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to apply the above Standards when implementing the amendments to Regulation II-2/28.1.5 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended,

  3. REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee to keep the Standards under review and improve them, when appropriate, taking into consideration developing designs and experienced gained.


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