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The Maritime Safety Committee

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

 RECALLING ALSO that the Recommendation on Fire Test Procedures for A", B" and F" Class Divisions, adopted by resolution A.754(18) should be applied to fire tests referred to under the relevant provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, and the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977,

 NOTING that, by resolution MSC.36(63), it adopted the International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft (HSC Code),

 NOTING FURTHER that the Conference of contracting Governments to the 1974 SOLAS Convention adopted on 24 May 1994 amendments to the Convention which, inter alia, include chapter X on Safety measures for high speed craft, to make the provisions of the HSC Code mandatory under that Convention for such craft on or after 1 January 1996,

 RECOGNISING the need for high speed craft to be constructed with materials possessing fire-resisting properties,

 RECOGNISING ALSO that the HSC Code contains a definition of the fire-resisting division which needs related test procedures,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection at its thirty-ninth session and the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment at its thirty-eighth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Test Procedures for Fire-Resisting Divisions of High Speed Craft set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to apply the Test Procedures when approving fire resisting properties of the constructions for use in high speed craft;

  3. AGREES to keep the Test Procedures under review and to amend them as necessary.


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