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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.396(95) - Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended - (Adopted on 11 June 2015) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

The annex of this document has been consolidated into the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping For Seafarers (STCW)

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

RECALLING FURTHER article XII of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 ("the Convention"), concerning the procedures for amending the Convention,

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its ninety-fifth session, amendments to the Convention proposed and circulated in accordance with article article XII(1)(a)(i) thereof,

1 ADOPTS, in accordance with article article XII(1)(a)(iv) of the Convention, amendments to the Convention, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

2 DETERMINES, in accordance with article article XII(1)(a)(vii)(2) of the Convention, that the said amendments shall be deemed to have been accepted on 1 July 2016, unless, prior to that date more than one third of Parties or Parties the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than 50% of the gross tonnage of the world's merchant shipping of ships of 100 gross register tons or more, have notified to the Secretary-General of the Organization their objections to the amendments;

3 INVITES Parties to note that, in accordance with article article XII(1)(a)(viii) of the Convention, that the amendments annexed hereto, shall enter into force on 1 January 2017 upon their acceptance in accordance with paragraph 2 above;

4 INVITES ALSO Parties to note that, in the absence of the ships subject to the IGF Code at the time of the entry into force of these amendments, to take into account experience gained on board ships in accordance with the Interim guidelines on safety for natural gas-fuelled engine installations in ships, as adopted by resolution MSC.285(86);

5 REQUESTS the Secretary-General, for the purposes of article article XII(1)(a)(v) of the Convention, to transmit certified copies of the present resolution and the text of the amendments contained in the annex to all Parties to the Convention; and

6 REQUESTS ALSO the Secretary-General to transmit copies of this resolution and its annex to Members of the Organization, which are not Parties to the Convention.


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