1 This Convention shall be open for signature
by any State at the Headquarters of the Organization from 1 September
2009 to 31 August 2010 and shall thereafter remain open for accession
by any State.
2 States may become Parties to this Convention
.1 signature not subject to ratification, acceptance,
or approval; or
.2 signature subject to ratification, acceptance,
or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; or
3 Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession
shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with
4 If a State comprises two or more territorial
units in which different systems of law are applicable in relation
to matters dealt with in this Convention, it may at the time of signature,
ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession declare that this
Convention shall extend to all its territorial units or only to one
or more of them and may modify this declaration by submitting another
declaration at any time.
5 A declaration under paragraph 4 shall be notified
to the Secretary-General in writing and shall state expressly the
territorial unit or units to which this Convention applies.
6 A State at the time it expresses its consent
to be bound by this Convention shall declare whether it requires explicit
or tacit approval of the Ship Recycling Plan before a ship may be
recycled in its authorized Ship Recycling Facility(ies). This declaration
may be revised thereafter by notification to the Secretary-General.
Such revision shall specify the effective date of the revision.