1 This regulation applies to Companies and registered
owners of ships to which chapter I applies.
2 For the purpose of this regulation, registered
owner shall be as specified by the Administration and Company as defined
in regulation IX/l.
3 Every Company and registered owner shall be
provided with an identification number which conforms to the IMO Unique
Company and Registered Owner Identification Number Scheme adopted
by the Organizationfootnote.
4 The Company identification number shall be inserted
on the certificates and certified copies thereof issued under regulation
IX/4 and section A/19.2 or A/19.4 of the ISPS Code.
5 This regulation shall take effect when the certificates
referred to in paragraph 4 are issued or renewed on or after 1 January