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Resolution MSC.391(95) - Adoption of the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF CODE) - (Adopted on 11 June 2015)

The Maritime Safety Committee,

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

RECOGNIZING the need for a mandatory code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels,

NOTING resolution MSC.392(95), by which it adopted, inter alia, amendments to chapters II-1,II-2 and the appendix to the annex of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 ("the Convention"), to make the provisions of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) mandatory under the Convention,

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its ninety-fifth session, the draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels,

1 ADOPTS the IGF Code, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

2 INVITES Contracting Governments to the Convention to note that the IGF Code will take effect on 1 January 2017 upon entry into force of amendments to chapters II-1, II-2 and the appendix to the annex of the Convention;

3 INVITES ALSO Contracting Governments to consider the voluntary application of the IGF Code, as far as practicable, to cargo ships of less than 500 gross tonnage using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels;

4 RECOGNIZES that requirements for additional low-flashpoint fuels will be added to the IGF Code, as and when they are developed by the Organization;

5 REQUESTS the Secretary-General of the Organization to transmit certified copies of the present resolution and the text of the IGF Code, contained in the annex, to all Contracting Governments to the Convention;

6 REQUESTS ALSO the Secretary-General of the Organization to transmit copies of the present resolution and the text of the IGF Code contained in the annex to all Members of the Organization which are not Contracting Governments to the SOLAS Convention.


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