Merchant Shipping Act 2010


Definitions ( Chapter 1).

16.— In this Chapter—

“accepted international certificate of fitness (IBC)” has the meaning assigned to it by section 19 (8) ;

“chemical tanker rules” means rules under section 18 ;

“international certificate of fitness (IBC)” has the meaning assigned to it by section 19(1) ;

“dangerous chemicals” means any liquid chemicals designated as presenting a safety hazard, based on the safety criteria for assigning products in Chapter 17 of the IBC Code or as provided for in the chemical tanker rules;

“IBC Code” means the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO by Resolution MSC.4(48) and as amended by—

( a) such committee by Resolutions MSC.10(54), MSC.14(57), MSC.16(58), MSC.28(61), MSC.50(66), MSC.58(67), MSC.102(73), MSC.176(79) and MSC.219(82), and

( b) the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the IMO by Resolutions MEPC.19(22), MEPC.32(27), MEPC.40(29), MEPC.55(33), MEPC.69(38), MEPC.73(39), MEPC.90(45) and MEPC.119(52);

“IMO” means the United Nations International Maritime Organisation;

“MARPOL Convention” means the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as amended by the Protocols of 1978 and 1997;

“noxious liquid substances” means any substance indicated in the Pollution Category column of chapters 17 or 18 of the IBC Code, or provisionally assessed under the provisions of regulation 6.3 of Annex II to the MARPOL Convention, as falling into categories X, Y or Z or as may be prescribed by the Minister in the chemical tanker rules.