Assembly A
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Assembly A


 RECALLING Article 16(i) of the Convention on the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization,

 RECALLING ALSO resolution A.343(IX) by which it adopted the Recommendation on Methods of Measuring Noise Levels at Listening Posts,

 NOTING that high noise levels on board ships could affect seafarers' health and impair the safety of the ship,

 HAVING DECIDED to specify acceptable noise levels on board ships to safeguard seafarers' health and ensure the safe operation of the ship which would complement the review of resolution A.343(IX) aiming at limiting interference of shipborne noise with external audible navigational signals,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its forty-fourth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships, the text of which is set out in the Annex to this resolution;

  2. INVITES all Governments concerned:

  • (a) To take appropriate steps to implement the provisions of the Code as soon as possible;

  • (b) To inform IMCO of measures taken in this respect and of any experience gained from the application of the Code, together with any information requested by resolution A.343(IX).

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