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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.673(16) Guidelines for the Transport and Handling of Limited Amounts of Hazardous and Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk on Offshore Support Vessels (Adopted on 19 October 1989) - The Assembly,

The Assembly,

 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,

 NOTING the current practices of the offshore industry for servicing and resupplying mobile offshore drilling units and offshore platforms, including those employed in the search for and recovery of hydrocarbons from the sea-bed,

 NOTING ALSO the continuing and increasing need for offshore support vessels to carry limited quantities of noxious and hazardous liquids in bulk in the normal course of their operations,

 NOTING FURTHER that regulation 13(4) (now regulation 11.2) of Annex II to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto, calls for guidelines to be developed by the Organization on the basis of which Administrations shall establish appropriate measures in respect of ships other than chemical tankers carrying noxious liquid substances of category A, B or C in bulk,

 RECOGNIZING that full application of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk, in accordance with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto, to cover safety and pollution aspects is not necessary for offshore support vessels, having regard to the limited quantities of chemicals permitted to be carried, and to the modified requirements of the said instruments as contained in the Guidelines in the Annex to this resolution,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations of the Maritime Safety Committee, at its fifty-seventh session, and the Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its twenty-sixth session,

  1. ADOPTS the Guidelines for the Transport and Handling of Limited Amounts of Hazardous and Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk on Offshore Support Vessels, the text of which is contained in the Annex to this resolution;

  2. INVITES all Governments concerned:

  • (a) to take appropriate steps to give effect to the Guidelines as early as possible;

  • (b) to inform the Organization on measures taken to apply the Guidelines;

  3. AUTHORIZES the Maritime Safety Committee and the Marine Environment Protection Committee to amend the guidelines as may be necessary.


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