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Q. What is an IMO unique company and registered owner identification number? A. A seven-digit permanent identification number, prefixed by “IMO”, provided under the IMO Unique Company and Registered Owner Identification Number Scheme to companies and registered owners managing ships of 100gt or more engaged on international voyages. It was introduced under SOLAS Regulation XI-1/3-1 […]

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INTERVENTION ON HIGH SEAS, 1969

ARTICLE III When a coastal State is exercising the right to take measures in accordance with Article I, the following provisions shall apply: a. before taking any measures, a coastal State shall proceed to consultations with other States affected by the maritime casualty, particularly with the flag State or States; b. The coastal State shall […]

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HULL CLAIMS

General documents & information required: • deck and engine room log books covering the casualty and the repair period; • master’s and/or chief engineer’s detailed report (as appropriate); • relevant letters of protest; • protests and extended protests; • underwriter’s surveyor’s report; • class surveyor’s report; • owners’ superintendent’s report; • receipted accounts for repairs […]

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FUND CONVENTION – 1971

GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE 1 For the purposes of this Convention: 1. “Liability Convention” means the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, adopted at Brussels on 29 November 1969. 2. “Ship”, “Person”, “Owner”, “Oil”, “Pollution Damage”, “Preventive Measures”, “Incident” and “Organization”, have the same meaning as in Article I of the Liability Convention, […]

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NAIROBI | WRECK REMOVAL

ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITIONS   For the purposes of this Convention: 1. “Convention area” means the exclusive economic zone of a State Party, established in accordance with international law or, if a State Party has not established such a zone, an area [For reasons of economy, this document is printed in a limited number. Delegates […]

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MODU CODE – 2009

2.3 Design loads 2.3.1 The modes of operation for each unit are to be investigated using realistic loading conditions including gravity loading with relevant environmental loading for its intended areas of operation. The following environmental considerations should be included where applicable: wind, wave, current, ice, seabed conditions, temperature, fouling and earthquake. 2.3.2 Where possible, the […]

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Stranding And Beaching

When a  vessel is  grounded  intentionally  she  is  said  to  be beached. If she is grounded accidentally she is stranded. A vessel is usually beached when she is damaged to such an extent that the pumps are unable to cope with the rate of flooding. There is therefore always an interval of time, however short, […]

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C – 092 [Accommodation of Crews Convention]

ARTICLE 13   Sufficient sanitary accommodation, including wash basins and tub and/or shower baths, shall be provided in all ships.   The following minimum number of separate water closets shall be provided: in ships of under 800 gross tonnage: three; in ships of 800 gross tonnage or over, but under 3,000 gross tonnage: four; in […]

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Enclosed Space

An ‘Enclosed Space’ is defined as a space that has the following characteristics: Limited openings for entry and exit. Unfavorable natural ventilation. Not designed for continuous worker occupancy. Enclosed spaces include, but are not limited to, cargo spaces, double bottoms, fuel tanks, ballast tanks, pump rooms, compressor rooms, cofferdams, void spaces, duct keels, inter-barrier spaces, […]

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Q. Who is the head of the IMO? A. The current elected Secretary-General.   Q. What are the principal bodies in IMO’s structure? A. 1. The Assembly (of all member states); 2. The Council (32 elected member states); 3. The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC); 4. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC); 5. Legal Committee. 6. […]

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