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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - International Conferences - SOLAS/CONF.2 - Resolutions of the Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (May 1994) - Resolution 1 - Adoption of amendments to the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (Adopted on 24 May 1994) - The Conference,

The Conference,

 RECALLING article VIII(c) of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention") concerning the procedure for amending the Convention by a Conference of Contracting Governments,

 HAVING CONSIDERED amendments to the annex to the Convention proposed and circulated to the Members of the Organization and to all Contracting Governments to the Convention,

  1. ADOPTS, in accordance with article VIII(c)(ii) of the Convention, amendments to the annex to the Convention, the texts of which are given in the annexes to the present resolution;

  2. DETERMINES, in accordance with article VIII(b)(vi)(2)(bb) of the Convention, that:

  • (a) the amendments set out in annex 1 shall be deemed to have been accepted on 1 July 1995; and

  • (b) the amendments set out in annex 2 shall be deemed to have been accepted on 1 January 1998,

unless, prior to these dates, more than one third of Contracting Governments to the Convention or Contracting Governments the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than 50% of the gross tonnage of the world's merchant fleet have notified their objections to the amendments;

  3. INVITES Contracting Governments to note that, in accordance with article VIII(b)(vii)(2) of the Convention:

  • (a) the amendments set out in annex 1 shall enter into force on 1 January 1996; and

  • (b) the amendments set out in annex 2 shall enter into force on 1 July 1998,

upon their acceptance in accordance with paragraph 2 above.


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