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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018

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8.—(1) In this Part of these Regulations the “relevant requirements” in respect of an NLS ship means the relevant requirements concerning structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements and materials specified in paragraph (2) in relation to that ship.

(2) The relevant requirements are—

(a)as respects an NLS ship which is a chemical tanker constructed or adapted before 1st July 1986, as set out in —

(i)regulation 12.1, 12.5 to 12.11 and Appendix 5 to Annex II; and

(ii)Chapters II and III of the BCH Code;

(b)as respects an NLS ship which is a chemical tanker constructed or adapted on or after 1st July 1986 and before 1st January 2007, as set out in—

(i)regulation 12.2, 12.5 to 12.11 and Appendix 5 to Annex II; and

(ii)Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the IBC Code;

(c)as respects an NLS ship which is a chemical tanker constructed or adapted on or after 1st January 2007, as set out in—

(i)regulation 12.3, 12.5, 12.6 and 12.8 to 12.11 and Appendix 5 to Annex II; and

(ii)Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the IBC Code;

(d)as respects an NLS ship which is a gas carrier, as set out in Regulation 5.3 of Annex II;

(e)as respects an NLS ship which is an offshore support vessel to which the OSV Guidelines apply, as set out in—

(i)regulation 12.1 (if the vessel is constructed or adapted before 1st July 1986), regulation 12.2 (if the vessel is constructed or adapted on or after 1st July 1986 and before 1st January 2007) or regulation 12.3 (if the vessel is constructed or adapted on or after 1st January 2007) of Annex II;

(ii)Appendix 5 to Annex II; and

(iii)Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 of the OSV Guidelines; and

(f)as respects any other NLS ship, as set out in—

(i)regulation 12.1 (if the ship is constructed or adapted before 1st July 1986), regulation 12.2 (if the ship is constructed or adapted on or after 1st July 1986 and before 1st January 2007) or regulation 12.3 (if the ship is constructed or adapted on or after 1st January 2007) of Annex II; and

(ii)Appendix 5 to Annex II.

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations a fitting, material, appliance or apparatus fitted to an NLS ship as an alternative to any of the requirements listed in paragraph (2) meets the relevant requirements providing it has been approved in accordance with the procedure specified in regulation 7.

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