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The Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004

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Regulation 22(4)

SCHEDULE 2Amendments to the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutants) Regulations 1997

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1.  For the words “the Marine Safety Agency” wherever they appear, there shall be substituted “the MCA”.

2.  In regulation 2(1)—

(a)in the definition of “Bulk Cargoes Code”, for the words “1996 edition of IMO Code of”, there shall be substituted “2001 Edition of the IMO Code of Safe”;

(b)in the definition of “IBC Code”, for the words “1994 edition”, there shall be substituted “1998 Edition”;

(c)for the definition of “IMDG Code”, there is substituted the following—

  • “IMDG Code means the 2002 Edition of the IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code;;

(d)after the definition of “in bulk” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“the MCA” means the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, an executive agency of the Department for Transport;

(e)in the definition of “marine pollutant”, after the words “IBC CODE,”, there shall be inserted the words “oil as defined in Annex I to the MARPOL Convention, excluding bunkers and ship’s stores”;

(f)after the definition of “marine pollutants declaration”, there shall be inserted the following definition—

“the MARPOL Convention” means the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973(1) and its 1978 Protocol(2);; and

(g)the definition of “Marine Safety Agency” shall be omitted.

3.  In regulation 9, the words “5 or” shall be deleted.

4.  Regulation 10(2) shall be replaced by the following—

(2) A declaration referred to in paragraph (1) shall contain details of—

(a)the date on which the declaration was prepared;

(b)the name of the signatory;

(c)the company or organisation on whose behalf the signatory acts;

(d)the status of the signatory within the company or organisation; and

(e)the postal address, email address, telephone number and facsimile number of the person from whom detailed information about the packaged goods in question may be obtained..

5.  In regulation 10(3)—

(a)for the words “including without prejudice to regulation 11(2). Such details include”, there shall be substituted “including, without prejudice to regulation 11(2),”; and

(b)there shall be added at the end—

(i)if appropriate, the class of ship needed for any packaged irradiated nuclear fuel, plutonium and high level radioactive wastes carried as cargo in accordance with class 7 of schedules 10 to 13 to the IMDG Code and the quantities of such goods..

6.  In regulation 21(1)—

(a)for the words “or marine pollutants”, there shall be substituted “, marine pollutants or goods listed in Appendix B of the Bulk Cargoes Code”; and

(b)after the words “of the nature”, there shall be inserted the words “and quantity”.

7.  In regulation 21, after paragraph (1), there shall be inserted the following—

(1A) A notification referred to in paragraph (1) shall contain details of the postal address, email address, telephone number and facsimile number of the person from whom detailed information about the packaged goods in question may be obtained..

(1)

Cmnd 5748.

(2)

Cmnd 7347.

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