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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Assembly - IMO Resolution A.1087(28) 2013 Guidelines for the Designation of Special Areas under MARPOL (Adopted on 4 December 2013) - 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, the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships and other matters concerning the effect of shipping on the marine environment,

 RECALLING ALSO resolution A.720(17) by which it adopted Guidelines for the Designation of Special Areas, as set out in chapter 2 of the annex to that resolution,

 RECALLING FURTHER resolution A.927(22), by which it adopted Revised Guidelines for the Designation of Special Areas under MARPOL , as set out in annex 1 to that resolution, which superseded chapter 2 of the annex to resolution A.720(17),

 NOTING resolution A.982(24) by which it revoked annex 2 of resolution A.927(22),

 NOTING ALSO that the Marine Environment Protection Committee adopted, by resolution MEPC.200(62), amendments to MARPOL Annex IV on Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships, to include the possibility of establishing "Special Areas" for the prevention of such pollution from passenger ships,

 NOTING FURTHER that, as a result of the amendments to MARPOL Annex IV, consequential amendments are necessary to the Revised Guidelines for the Designation of Special Areas under MARPOL as adopted by resolution A.927(22),

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Marine Environment Protection Committee at its sixty-third session:

  1 ADOPTS the 2013 Guidelines for the Designation of Special Areas under MARPOL , as set out in the annex, which supersede annex 1 to resolution A.927(22);

  2 INVITES Governments to apply the 2013 Guidelines when proposing the designation of a Special Area under MARPOL;

  3 REVOKES resolution A.927(22).


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