(1) The Administration shall satisfy itself that
the general structural strength of the ship is adequate for the draught
corresponding to the freeboard assigned.
(2) A ship which is designed, constructed and
maintained in compliance with the appropriate requirements of an organization,
including a classification society, which is recognized by the Administration
or with applicable national standards of the Administration in accordance
with the provisions of regulation 2-1, may be considered to provide
an acceptable level of strength. The above provisions shall apply
to all structures, equipment and fittings covered by this annex for
which standards for strength and construction are not expressly provided.
(a) Ships constructed before 1 July 2010 shall
comply with an intact stability standard acceptable to the Administration.
(b) Ships constructed on or after 1 July 2010
shall, as a minimum, comply with the requirements of part A of the 2008 IS Code.