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 1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-sixth session (11 to 20 May 2016), adopted, by resolution MSC.403(96), the new chapter 17 of the FSS Code, concerning foam firefighting appliances for the protection of helicopter facilities.

2 In adopting the aforementioned new chapter, the Committee agreed to the recommendation by the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, at its second session (23 to 27 March 2015), that parties concerned should be encouraged to implement chapter 17 of the FSS Code at the earliest possible opportunity.

3 Member States are invited to take account of this circular and bring it to the attention of all parties concerned.

4 In implementing this circular, Member States are invited to take into account SOLAS as amended by resolution MSC.404(96), in particular SOLAS regulation II-2/3.57.

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