MSC.1-Circ.1433 - Unified Interpretations Of Solas Regulation Ii-210.6.4 And Chapter 9 Of The Fss Code (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1433 31 May 2012

UNIFIED INTERPRETATIONS OF SOLAS REGULATION II-2/10.6.4 AND CHAPTER 9 OF THE FSS CODE
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninetieth session (16 to 25 May 2012), having considered a proposal by the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, at its fifty-fifth session, approved the following unified interpretations of SOLAS regulation II-2/10.6.4 and the FSS Code (chapter 9):
.1 With regard to the footnote to SOLAS regulation II-2/10.6.4.1, referring to the recommendations by the International Organization for Standardization, it should be interpreted as follows:
"Refer to the recommendations by the International Organization for Standardization, in particular publication ISO 15371:2009, Ships and marine technology – Fire-extinguishing systems for protection of galley cooking equipment. For ships constructed before 1 July 2013, ISO 15371:2000, Fire-extinguishing systems for protection of galley deep-fat cooking equipment – fire tests, may be used."
.2 In paragraphs 2.3.1.2, 2.3.1.3 and 2.3.1.5 of chapter 9 of the FSS Code, as amended by resolution MSC.311(88), the referenced standard IEC 60092-505:2001 should be interpreted as IEC 60092-504.
2 Member Governments are invited to use the above unified interpretations as guidance when applying relevant provisions of SOLAS chapter II-2 and the FSS Code and to bring them to the attention of all parties concerned.
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