The Marine Environment Protection Committee,
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.222(64) 2012 Guidelines for the Survey and Certification of Ships under the Hong Kong Convention (Adopted on 5 October 2012) - The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

 RECALLING Article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee conferred upon it by the international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

 RECALLING ALSO that the International Conference on the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships held in May 2009 adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (the Hong Kong Convention) together with six Conference resolutions,

 NOTING that Article 5 of the Hong Kong Convention prescribes that ships subject to survey and certification shall be surveyed and certified in accordance with the regulations in the Annex to the Hong Kong Convention,

 NOTING ALSO that regulation 10.2 of the Annex to the Hong Kong Convention requires that surveys of ships for the purpose of enforcement of the provisions of the Hong Kong Convention shall be carried out taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization,

 NOTING FURTHER that regulations 11.1 and 11.11 of the Annex to the Hong Kong Convention require that the International Certificate on Inventory of Hazardous Materials and the International Ready for Recycling Certificate shall be issued taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization,

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its sixty-fourth session, the draft 2012 Guidelines for the Survey and Certification of Ships under the Hong Kong Convention developed by the Working Group on Ship Recycling,

  1 ADOPTS the 2012 Guidelines for the survey and certification of ships under the Hong Kong Convention, as set out in the annex to this resolution;

  2 INVITES Governments to apply the 2012 Guidelines for the survey and certification of ships under the Hong Kong Convention upon the entry into force of the Convention; and

  3 REQUESTS the Committee to keep the Guidelines under review.


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