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

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—

(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.


Cmnd 5748.


Cmnd 7347.