The Maritime Safety Committee,
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The Maritime Safety Committee,

  1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its seventy-seventh session (28 May to 6 June 2003), with a view to ensuring uniform application of the fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction provisions of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended by resolution MSC.99(73), containing vague wording which is open to diverging interpretations, approved the unified interpretations relating to emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD), set out in the annex.

  2 Member Governments are invited to use the annexed unified interpretations as guidance when applying relevant provisions of the revised SOLAS chapter II-2 for ships constructed on or after 1 July 2003 and to bring them to the attention of all parties concerned.

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