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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.1104(29) Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC), 2015 (Adopted on 2 December 2015) - The Assembly,

The Assembly,

 RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines regarding maritime safety and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships,

 RECALLING ALSO the adoption by:
  • (a) the International Conference on the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification, 1988, of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and of the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, which, inter alia, introduced the harmonized system of survey and certification into the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, respectively;

  • (b) resolution MEPC.39(29) of amendments to introduce the harmonized system of survey and certification into the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the 1978 Protocol relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78);

  • (c) resolution MEPC.132(53) of amendments to introduce the harmonized system of survey and certification into MARPOL Annex VI;

  • (d) the resolutions given below of amendments to introduce the harmonized system of survey and certification into:

    • (i) the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) (resolutions MEPC.40(29) and MSC.16(58));

    • (ii) the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) (resolution MSC.17(58)); and

    • (iii) the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code) (resolutions MEPC.41(29) and MSC.18(58)),

  RECALLING ALSO that, by resolution A.1053(27), it adopted the Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification, 2011("the Survey Guidelines") with a view to assisting Governments in implementing the requirements of the aforementioned instruments, and that, by resolution A.1076(28), it adopted amendments to the Survey Guidelines,

 RECOGNIZING the need for the Survey Guidelines to be further revised to take into account the amendments to the IMO instruments referred to above, which have entered into force or become effective since the adoption of resolution A.1076(28),

  HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-seventh session, and the Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-fourth session,

1 ADOPTS the Survey Guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC), 2015, as set out in the annex to the present resolution;

2 INVITES Governments carrying out surveys required by relevant IMO instruments to apply the provisions of the annexed Survey Guidelines;

3 REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee and the Marine Environment Protection Committee to keep the Survey Guidelines under review and to propose amendments thereto to the Assembly, as appropriate;

4 REVOKES resolutions A.1053(27) and A.1076(28).


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