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II.3.107 (VINA DEL MAR AGREEMENT 1992) LATIN-AMERICAN AGREEMENT ON PORT STATE CONTROL*

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.3.107

(VINA DEL MAR AGREEMENT) LATIN-AMERICAN AGREEMENT ON PORT STATE CONTROL, 1992

Note: The present text incorporates the original text as modified by the amendments adopted in August 2002.

ADOPTED: During the VI Meeting of ROCRAM on 5 November 1992, Resolution ROCRAM 5 (VI)
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 4 January 1993
DEPOSITARY: ROCRAM Secretariat
SECRETARY: Vina del Mar Secretariat, Buenos Aires

IMPLEMENTATION

SIGNATURE AND ACCESSION

Section VIII

8.2 A Maritime Authority of another State may, with the consent of the Maritime Authorities participating in the Agreement, adhere to the Agreement. For such a Maritime Authority the Agreement will take effect upon the date as may be mutually agreed.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Section IX

This Agreement will take effect for each Maritime Authority on the date notification in this respect is given to ROCRAM Secretariat.

AMENDMENTS

Section VII

7.1 Any Maritime Authority may propose amendments to the Agreement.

7.2 In the case of proposed amendments to sections of the Agreement the following procedure will apply:

  • (a) the proposed amendment will be submitted through the Secretariat for consideration by the Committee;
  • (b) amendments will be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the representatives of the Maritime Authorities present and voting in the Committee. If so adopted an amendment will be communicated by the Secretariat to the Maritime Authorities for acceptance;
  • (c) an amendment will be deemed to have been accepted either at the end of a period of six months after the adoption by the representatives of the Maritime Authorities in the Committee or at the end of any different period determined unanimously by the representatives of the Maritime Authorities in the Committee at the time of adoption, unless within the relevant period an objection is communicated to the Secretariat by a Maritime Authority;
  • (d) an amendment will take effect 60 days after it has been accepted or at the end of any different period determined unanimously by the representatives of the Maritime Authorities in the Committee.

7.3 In the case of proposed amendments to Annexes of the Agreement the following procedure will apply:

  • (a) the proposed amendment will be submitted through the Secretariat for consideration by the Maritime Authorities;
  • (b) the amendment will be deemed to have been accepted at the end of a period of six months from the date on which it has been communicated by the secretariat unless a Maritime Authority requests in writing that the amendment should be considered by the Committee; in both cases the procedure specified in 7.2 will apply;
  • (c) the amendment will take effect 60 days after it has been accepted or at the end of any different period unanimously determined by the Maritime Authorities.

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