Article 8 - Inspection of ships
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Article 8 - Inspection of ships

  1 A ship to which this Convention applies may, in any port or offshore terminal of another Party, be subject to inspection by officers duly authorized by that Party for the purpose of determining whether the ship is in compliance with this Convention. Except as provided in paragraph 2, any such inspection is limited to verifying that there is on board either an International Certificate on Inventory of Hazardous Materials or an International Ready for Recycling Certificate, which, if valid, shall be accepted.

  2 Where a ship does not carry a valid certificate or there are clear grounds for believing that:

  • .1 the condition of the ship or its equipment does not correspond substantially with the particulars of the certificate, and/or Part I of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials; or

  • .2 there is no procedure implemented on board the ship for the maintenance of Part I of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials;

a detailed inspection may be carried out taking into account guidelines developed by the Organization.

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