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45.—(1) Every passenger ship and every cargo ship, subject in the case of cargo ships of less than 500 tons to paragraph (2), which are intended, or which contain cargo spaces which are intended, for the carriage of dangerous goods, shall comply with the protective requirements prescribed in Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1669.
(2) For a cargo ship of less than 500 tons, the Secretary of State may (if the ship is a United Kingdom ship) reduce the said protective requirements; and, if–
(a)a cargo ship of less than 500 tons being a United Kingdom ship, the Secretary of State has reduced the said protective requirements; or
(b)a cargo ship of less than 500 tons not being a United Kingdom ship, the Government of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly has reduced the said protective requirements pursuant to paragraph 1.1 of regulation 54 of Chapter II-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974;
the ship may comply with the reduced requirements instead of the full protective requirements.
(3) This regulation shall not apply to ships or spaces intended for the carriage of dangerous goods in limited quantities as referred to in section 18 of the general introduction to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
(4) Nothing in this regulation shall be taken to require duplication of anything already provided in a ship in compliance with other requirements of these Regulations.
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