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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.148(54) Revised Guidelines for the Transport of Vegetable Oils in Deeptanks or in Independent Tanks Specially Designed for the Carriage of such Vegetable Oils in General Dry Cargo Ships (Adopted on 24 March 2006) - Guidelines for the Transport of Vegetable Oils in Deeptanks or in Independent Tanks Specially Designed for the Carriage of such Vegetable Oils in General Dry Cargo Ships - 1 Preamble

1 Preamble

  1.1 The Guidelines have been developed to allow general dry cargo ships, which are currently certified to carry vegetable oil in bulk, to continue to carry these vegetable oils on specific trades. These Guidelines only apply under the following conditions:

  • .1 the vegetable oils are carried in deeptanks or independent tanks in general dry cargo ships specifically designed for the carriage of such oils under an NLS Certificate issued before 1 January 2007;

  • .2 the products allowed to be carried are restricted to those unmodified vegetable oils (primarily triglycerides) which are listed in the IBC Code, identified by a footnote (k) in column e; and

  • .3 the ship complies with all discharge requirements under Annex II to MARPOL 73/78.

  1.2 The Guidelines have been developed in accordance with the provisions set forth in regulation 11.2 (now regulation 9.2) of Annex II to MARPOL 73/78 and in recognition of the need for standards, which provide an alternative to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ship Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk.


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