MSC.1-Circ.1241 - Unified Interpretation Of The International Bulk Chemicals (Ibc) Code (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1241 30 October 2007

UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BULK CHEMICALS (IBC) CODE
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-third session (3 to 12 October 2007), with a view to providing more specific guidance for application of the relevant requirements of the International Bulk Chemicals (IBC) Code, approved a unified interpretation of chapter 3 of the IBC Code prepared by the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, at its fifty-first session (5 to 9 February 2007), as set out in the annex.
2 Member Governments are invited to use the annexed unified interpretation as guidance when applying relevant provisions of chapter 3 of the IBC Code for ships constructed on or after 5 October 2007 and to bring the unified interpretation to the attention of all parties concerned.
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MSC.1/Circ.1241
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ANNEX
UNIFIED INTERPRETATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BULK CHEMICALS CODE
Paragraph 3.2.1 Location of paint lockers within cargo block
1 Paint lockers, regardless of their use, should not be located above the cargo area.
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