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Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Feb 17, 1978
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000109)
Title abbreviation

SOLAS PROT 1978

Title (French)

Protocole relatif à la Convention internationale pour la sauvegarde de la vie humaine en mer

Title (Other)

Protokoll von 1978 zu dem Internationalen Übereinkommen zum Schutz des menschlichen Lebens auf See

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
May 1, 1981
Subject
Sea
Keyword
Policy/planning Transport/storage Data collection/reporting Law reform/harmonization/deregulation Navigation Certification Inspection Jurisdictional competence Maritime zone Standards
Geographical area
North Sea
Abstract

Objectives: To improve further the safety of ships, particularly tankers. Summary of provisions: The Protocol was adopted under the SOLAS Convention in the framework of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Regulations of Chapter I are amended to provide for, inter alia, inspections and surveys of ships and passenger ships, surveys of life-saving appliances and other equipment of cargo ships for the purpose of ensuring that they comply fully with the requirements of the Convention and the Protocol and, where applicable, the International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea in force, surveys of hull, machinery and equipment of cargo ships, including intermediate surveys of tankers of ten years of age and over, and maintenance of conditions after surveys. Regulations of Chapter II are amended to, inter alia, add definitions, apply regulations relating to machinery and electrical installations to tankers, and modify existing fire safety measures and cargo tank protection measures to include 'new tankers' as defined in the Protocol. Finally, Chapter V is amended to modify provisions relating to shipborne navigational equipment, use of the automatic pilot, operation of steering gear in areas where navigation demands special caution, and steering gear for testing and drilling.

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