In response to the growing need for broader regulation of the carriage of all cargoes which may pose a hazard for ships or personnel, the Maritime Safety Committee decided to replace the original chapter Vl of the 1974 SOLA Convention, which contained detailed regulations on the carriage of grain in bulk, with requirements of a more general nature and to place the detailed provisions on grain in a mandatory code.
At its fifty-ninth session, the Committee adopted by resolution MSC.22(59) amendments to the 1974 SOLAS Convention including a chapter Vl so revised. These amendments are contained in publication IMO-168E.
Part C of the revised chapter Vl deals with the carriage of grain, and is supplemented by the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk, adopted at the same session by the Committee by resolution MSC.23(59) and set out therein. The Code is to take effect on 1 January 1994, the date of entry into force of the amendments to chapter Vl. For ease of reference, Part C of the revised chapter Vl is reproduced in the appendix to this publication.
In adopting resolution MCS.23(59), the Committee recognized that the provisions of the IMP Grain Rules (resolution A.264(Vlll)) should remain in effect for ships of those States Parties to the 1960 SOLAS Convention but not to the 1974 SOLAS Convention.
The footnotes to the text of the Code are given for reference only and do not form part of the Code.
Resolution MSC.23 (59) (adopted on 23 May 1991)
Annex International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk
Part A Specific Requirements
Part B Calculation of assumed heeling moments and general assumptions
Appendix 1974 SOLAS Convention, Chapter VI, Part C, as amended by resolution MSC.22 (59)
Title: International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk: International Grain Code (I240E) (eBook)
Number of Pages: 35
Product Code: MM1240EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280112757, ISBN 10: 9280112759
Published Date: January 1991
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