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The Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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9.—(1) A ship which undergoes repairs, alterations, modifications and any related outfitting must continue to comply with the requirements previously applicable to the ship.

(2) Repairs, alterations and modifications of a major character and any related outfitting made to an existing ship must meet such requirements for a new ship as the Assigning Authority deems reasonable and practicable.

(3) A ship which has undergone an alteration will continue to comply with its conditions of assignment if—

(a)amended freeboards appropriate to the condition of the ship have been assigned, the ship has been marked with appropriate load lines and a new International Load Line Certificate has been issued to the owner of the ship; or

(b)the alteration has been inspected by an Assigning Authority and the Assigning Authority is satisfied that the alteration is not such as to require any change in the freeboards assigned to the ship, and full particulars of the alteration have been endorsed by the Assigning Authority on the record referred to in regulation 25.

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