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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.414(XI) Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1979 (Adopted on 15 November 1979) - A The Assembly,

A The Assembly,

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

 NOTING that mobile offshore drilling units are increasingly being moved and operated internationally,

 RECOGNIZING that the design criteria for such units are often quite different from those of conventional ships and that, by virtue of this, the application of international conventions, such as the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, and the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, is inappropriate in respect of mobile offshore drilling units,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendation made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its fortieth session,

  1 ADOPTS the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU Code), the text of which is set out in the Annex to this resolution, and which supersedes the following recommendations:

  • (a) Safety radiocommunication requirements for drilling and production platforms and similar units (resolution A.182(VI));

  • (b) Recommendation on Life-Saving Appliances, Equipment and Procedures for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (provisionally adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee at its nineteenth session (LSA/Circ.23));

  • (c) Recommendation on Fire Safety of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee at its twenty-second session (MSC/Circ.86));

  2 INVITES all Governments concerned:

  • (a) To take appropriate steps to give effect to the Code not later than 31 December 1981;

  • (b) To consider the Code as an equivalent to the technical requirements of the above-mentioned Conventions;

  • (c) To inform IMCO of measures taken in this respect.


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