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II.3.40 (SOLAS PROT. 1988) PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.3.40

PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974

Note: The full text of the Convention, which is set out at II.3.40, incorporates the original text as modified by the following amendments:

 Date of entry
 into force
—2000 (May) amendments adopted by MSC.92(72)01.01.2002
—2000 (December) amendments adopted by MSC.100(73)01.07.2002
—2002 amendments adopted by MSC.124(75)01.01.2004
—2004 amendments adopted by MSC.154(78)01.07.2006
—2004 amendments adopted by MSC.171(79)01.07.2006
—2006 amendments adopted by MSC.204(81)not in force
—2006 amendments adopted by MSC.227(82)01.07.2008
—2007 amendments adopted by MSC.240(83)01.07.2009
—2007 (appendix to the Annex) Amendments (MSC.258(84))01.01.2010
—2009 (appendix to the Annex) Amendments (MSC.283(86))01.01.2011
—2010 (appendix to the Annex) Amendments (MSC.309(88))01.07.2012
ADOPTED: Done at London, 11 November 1988
REFERENCE: SOLAS PROT, 1988
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 3 February 2000
DEPOSITARY: IMO, London
SECRETARY: IMO, London

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE, RATIFICATION, ACCEPTANCE, APPROVAL AND ACCESSION

Article IV

1. The present Protocol shall be open for signature at the Headquarters of the Organisation from 1 March 1989 to 28 February 1990 and shall thereafter remain open for accession. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 3, States may express their consent to be bound by the present Protocol by:

  • (a) signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval; or
  • (b) signature subject to ratification, acceptance, approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; or
  • (c) accession.

2. Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the Secretary-General of the Organisation.

3. The present Protocol may be signed without reservation, ratified, accepted, approved or acceded to only by States which have signed without reservation, ratified, accepted, approved or acceded to the Convention.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article V

1. The present Protocol shall enter into force twelve months after the date on which both the following conditions have been met:

2. For States which have deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect of the present Protocol after the conditions for entry into force thereof have been met but prior to the date of entry into force, the ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall take effect on the date of entry into force of the present Protocol or three months after the date of deposit of the instrument, whichever is the later date.

3. Any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited after the date on which the present Protocol enters into force shall take effect three months after the date of deposit.

DENUNCIATION

Article VII

1. The present Convention may be denounced by any Party at any time after the expiry of five years from the date on which the present Protocol enters into force for that Party.

2. Denunciation shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of denunciation with the Secretary-General of the Organisation.

3. A denunciation shall take effect one year, or such longer period as may be specified in the instrument of denunciation, after its receipt by the Secretary-General of the Organisation.

AMENDMENTS

Article VI

The procedures set out in article VIII of the Convention shall apply to amendments to the present Protocol, provided that:

  • (a) references in that article to the Convention and to Contracting Governments shall be taken to mean references to the present Protocol and to the Parties to the present Protocol respectively;
  • (b) amendments to the articles of the present Protocol and to the Annex thereto shall be adopted and brought into force in accordance with the procedure applicable to amendments to the articles of the Convention or to Chapter I of the Annex thereto; and
  • (c) amendments to the appendix to the Annex to the present Protocol may be adopted and brought into force in accordance with the procedure applicable to amendments to the Annex to the Convention other than chapter I.

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