RESOLUTION MSC.

THE INTERNATIONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCE CODE - ENG

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THE INTERNATIONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCE CODE - ENG

RESOLUTION MSC.48(66) (adopted on 4 June 1996)

ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCE (LSA) CODE

THE MARITIME SAFETY COMMITEE,

RECALLING Article 28(b) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,

RECOGNIZING the need to provide international standards for life-saving appliances required by chapter III of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended,

NOTING resolution MSC.47(66) by which it adopted, inter alia, amendments to chapter III of the SOLAS Convention to make the provisions of the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code mandatory under that Convention on or after 1 July 1998,

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its sixty-sixth session, the text of the proposed LSA Code,

1. ADOPTS the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code the text of which is set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

2. NOTES that under the amendments to chapter III of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, amendments to the LSA Code shall be adopted, brought into force and shall take effect in accordance with the provisions of article VIII of that Convention concerning the amendments procedure appliable to the Annex to the Convention other than chapter I;

3. REQUESTS the Secretary-General to transmit certified copies of the present resolution and the text of the LSA Code contained in the Annex to all Contracting Governments to the Convention;

4. FURTHER REQUESTS the Secretary-General to transmit copies of this resolution and its Annex to Members of the Organization, which are not Contracting Governments to the Convention.


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