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 RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships.

 RECALLING ALSO Resolution 9 of the International Conference on Marine Pollution, 1973, concerning tonnage measurement of segregated ballast oil tankers,

 RECALLING FURTHER Resolution A.722(17) whereby Member Governments are invited to accept the recommendation concerning tonnage measurement of ballast spaces in segregated ballast oil tankers,

 REALIZING the urgent need for the establishment of principles for the treatment of tonnage resulting from the fitting of segregated ballast tanks in oil tankers provided with an International Tonnage Certificate (1969),

 REALIZING ALSO the urgent need for the unified application of tonnage measurement of segregated ballast spaces in oil tankers,

 REALIZING FURTHER the need for the promoting the use of tankers fulfilling the requirements of Regulation 13F in Annex I of MARPOL 73/78 as amended as well as segregated ballast oil tankers,

 HAVING noted the limited scope of Resolution A.722(17) and having considered it appropriate if pilotage authorities were included in the scope of the resolution even if another basis is used for assessing pilotage dues,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its sixty-second session and the Marine Environment Protection Committee at its thirty-fourth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Recommendation concerning tonnage measurement of segregated ballast tanks in oil tankers, set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to advise the port and harbour authorities to apply this Recommendation for assessing fees based on the reduced gross tonnage for all tankers with segregated ballast capacity in accordance with Regulation 13 of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78;

  3. INVITES ALSO Governments to advise pilotage authorities to take action in accordance with this Recommendation;

  4. REQUESTS the Secretary-General to invite all Governments concerned to provide information on experience gained from the implementation of this resolution;

  5. REVOKES Resolution A.722(17)

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