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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.307(88) Adoption of the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2010 (2010 FTP Code) (Adopted on 3 December 2010) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

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

 NOTING the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code) and chapter II-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, hereinafter referred to as "the Convention", which made the FTP Code mandatory under the Convention,

 NOTING ALSO resolution MSC.57(67) by which it adopted amendments to chapter II-2 of the Convention to make the provisions of the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code) mandatory under the Convention for ships constructed on or after 1 July 1998,

 NOTING FURTHER resolution MSC.97(73) by which it adopted the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code) providing for the application of fire test procedures for materials used in the construction of high-speed craft to which that Code applies, in accordance with the FTP Code,

 RECOGNIZING that the continual development of materials for use in the construction of ships and improvement of marine safety standards since the adoption of the FTP Code necessitate the revision of the provisions of the fire test procedures in order to maintain the highest practical level of safety,

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its eighty-eighth session, the draft 2010 FTP Code which has been developed following a thorough revision of the FTP Code,

  1 ADOPTS the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2010 (2010 FTP 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 2010 FTP Code will take effect on 1 July 2012 upon entry into force of the associated amendments to chapter II-2 of the Convention;

  3 NOTES that under the amendments to chapter II-2 of the Convention, amendments to the 2010 FTP Code shall be adopted, brought into force and take effect in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII of the Convention, concerning the amendment procedure applicable to the annex to the Convention other than chapter I.

  4 REQUESTS the Secretary-General of the Organization to transmit certified copies of the present resolution and the text of the 2010 FTP Code, contained in the Annex, to all Contracting Governments to the Convention;

  5 FURTHER REQUESTS the Secretary-General of the Organization to transmit copies of the present resolution and the text of the Code contained in the Annex to all Members of the Organization which are not Contracting Governments to the SOLAS Convention.


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