1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its sixty-fifth
session (9 to 17 May 1995), recognizing that the level of information
required to be given to passengers on safety issues, in general and
during emergencies, in particular, may vary to some extent between
countries and that it is, therefore, neither possible nor advisable
to make detailed mandatory requirements for the information to be
given to passengers, adopted the Guidelines for passenger safety instructions
on ro-ro passenger ships set out at annex.
2 These Guidelines are intended to assist operators
of ro-ro passenger ships in preparing and presenting emergency instructions
3 Member Governments are invited to bring the
Guidelines to the attention of ro-ro passenger shipowners and operators,
shipmasters and crews and all others concerned, urging them to implement
the Guidelines as appropriate.
4 The present Guidelines supersede, in respect
of ro-ro passenger ships, the Guidelines disseminated under cover