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Annex - Amendments to MARPOL Annex I

 These amendments have been consolidated into MARPOL Annex I

Chapter 1 General

  Regulation 3 Exemptions and waivers

  1 A new paragraph 6 is inserted, as follows:

  • "6 The Administration may waive the requirements of regulation 28(6) for the following oil tankers if loaded in accordance with the conditions approved by the Administration taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organizationfootnote:

  • .1 oil tankers which are on a dedicated service, with a limited number of permutations of loading such that all anticipated conditions have been approved in the stability information provided to the master in accordance with regulation 28(5);

  • .2 oil tankers where stability verification is made remotely by a means approved by the Administration;

  • .3 oil tankers which are loaded within an approved range of loading conditions; or

  • .4 oil tankers constructed before 1 January 2016 provided with approved limiting KG/GM curves covering all applicable intact and damage stability requirements

Chapter 4 Requirements for the cargo area of oil tankers

  Regulation 19 Double hull and double bottom requirements for oil tanker delivered on or after 6 July 1996

  2 In paragraph 19.2.2, the term "regulation 28.6" is replaced with the term "regulation 28.7".

  Regulation 20 Double hull and double bottom requirements for oil tanker delivered before 6 July 1996

  3 In paragraphs 20.1.2 and 20.4, the term "paragraph 28.6" is replaced with the term "paragraph 28.7"."

  Regulation 28 Subdivision and damage stability

  4 The existing paragraph 6 is renumbered as paragraph 7.

  5 A new paragraph 6 is inserted, as follows:

  • "6 All oil tankers shall be fitted with a stability instrument, capable of verifying compliance with intact and damage stability requirements approved by the Administration having regard to the performance standards recommended by the Organizationfootnote:

  • .1 oil tankers constructed before 1 January 2016 shall comply with this regulation at the first scheduled renewal survey of the ship on or after 1 January 2016 but not later than 1 January 2021;

  • .2 notwithstanding the requirements of subparagraph .1 a stability instrument fitted on an oil tanker constructed before 1 January 2016 need not be replaced provided it is capable of verifying compliance with intact and damage stability, to the satisfaction of the Administration; and

  • .3 for the purposes of control under regulation 11, the Administration shall issue a document of approval for the stability instrument.

Appendix II Form of IOPP Certificate and Supplements, Form B

  6 The following new paragraphs 5.7.5 and 5.7.6 are inserted:

  • "5.7.5 The ship is provided with an Approved Stability Instrument in accordance with regulation 28(6).....

  • 5.7.6 The requirements of regulation 28(6) are waived in respect of the ship in accordance with regulation 3.6. Stability is verified by the following means:

    • .1 loading only to approved conditions defined in the stability information provided to the master in accordance with regulation 28(5).

    • .2 verification is made remotely by a means approved by the Administration:..

    • .3 loading within an approved range of loading conditions defined in the stability information provided to the master in accordance with regulation 28(5)....

    • .4 loading in accordance with approved limiting KG/GM curves covering all applicable intact and damage stability requirements defined in the stability information provided to the master in accordance with regulation 28(5) .................................... "

  7 In paragraph 5.8.4, the term "paragraph 28.6" is replaced with the term "paragraph 28.7".


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