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The Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1990

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Document of compliance to carry packaged dangerous goods

15.—(1) No packaged dangerous goods shall be taken on board any ship the keel of which was laid or which was at a similar stage of construction on or after 1st September 1984 unless it has on board a document of compliance, issued by or on behalf of the Secretary of State or the competent authority of the country in which it is registered, that the spaces in which the packaged dangerous goods are to be carried comply with the provisions of regulations 143 of the Merchant Shipping (Fire Protection) Regulations 1984(1) appropriate to the classification of those goods intended for stowage in or on that space.

(2) If the shipowner or the master fails to comply with this regulation, he shall be guilty of an offence.


S.I. 1984/1218.

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