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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.141(76) - Revised Model Test Method Under Resolution 14 of the 1995 SOLAS Conference - (adopted on 5 December 2002) - The Maritime Safety Committee

The Maritime Safety Committee

 RECALLING Article 38(c) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,

 RECALLING ALSO resolution 14 on Regional agreements on specific stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships, adopted by the Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (the 1995 SOLAS Conference),

 NOTING that resolution 14 of the 1995 SOLAS Conference includes an option whereby the Administration may, as an alternative to calculation of the stability properties of a ship, accept model tests carried out for an individual ship in accordance with the model test method developed by the Organization, as appended to the Annex to the said resolution,

 BEING AWARE of the experience gained from model tests carried out in the past by Administrations using the aforementioned model test method,

 BEARING IN MIND the compelling need to keep pace with new technology and knowledge,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Sub-Committee on Stability and Load Lines and on Fishing Vessels Safety at its forty-fifth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Revised Model Test Method under resolution 14 of the 1995 SOLAS Conference, including the associated Guidance Notes appended thereto, the text of which is set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Member Governments which are party to regional agreements under resolution 14 of the 1995 SOLAS Conference to use the annexed Revised Model Test Method and associated Guidance Notes in lieu of the original model test method appended to the said resolution.


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