Applicability on seagoing ships
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Applicability on seagoing ships

  4 Ships built before 1 July 2002 are allowed to have ACMs on board. However, the ACMs are only allowed as long as they do not pose a risk to the crew's health. The crew should be aware of the dangers of asbestos and should know how to deal with asbestos in case disturbance of the ACMs cannot be avoidedfootnote.

  5 Since 1 July 2002, new installation of ACMs on board all ships has been allowed only in exceptional cases.

  6 From 1 January 2011, new installation of ACMs on board all ships will, without exception, no longer be allowed.


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