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II.3.109 (BLACK SEA MOU) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON PORT STATE CONTROL IN THE BLACK SEA REGION, 2001

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.3.109

(BLACK SEA MOU) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON PORT STATE CONTROL IN THE BLACK SEA REGION, 2001

ADOPTED: Done at Istanbul on 7 April 2000
REFERENCE: Black Sea MOU
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 19 December 2000
DEPOSITARY: Secretariat, Black Sea MOU
SECRETARY: Secretariat, Black Sea MOU

IMPLEMENTATION

Section X

SIGNATURE AND ACCESSION

10.2 The Memorandum remains open for signature at the Headquarters of the Secretariat from April 7, 2000 till October 7, 2000. Authorities meeting the requirements specified in Annex 10 may become parties to the Memorandum by:

  • (a) signature without any reservations as to acceptance, or
  • (b) signature subject to acceptance, followed by acceptance.

10.3 Acceptance or accession will be effected by written communication by the Authorities to the Secretariat.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

10.4 The Memorandum will enter into force individually for each Authority on the date duly notified to the Secretariat. The Memorandum is deemed as having entered into force on the date of entry into force for the third individual Authority.

10.5 The Secretariat will inform the Authorities who have signed the Memorandum of any signatures or written communication, or of accession and of the date, on which such event has taken place.

WITHDRAWAL

10.7 Any authority may withdraw from the Memorandum by providing the Committee with 60 days’ notice in writing.

AMENDMENTS

Section IX

9.1 Any Authority which has accepted the Memorandum may propose amendments to the Memorandum.

9.2 In the case of proposed amendments to sections of the Memorandum 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 Authorities present and voting in the Committee.

If so adopted, an amendment will be communicated by the Secretariat to the Authorities for acceptance.

9.3 The amendments of section 2.1 are adopted by a two-thirds majority of the representatives of the Authorities present and voting, which are party to the new Convention proposed for inclusion as “relevant instrument”.

9.4 An amendment will be deemed to have been accepted either at the end of a period of six months after adoption by the representatives of the Authorities in the Committee or at the end of any different period determined unanimously by the representatives of the Authorities in the Committee at the time of adoption, unless within the relevant period an objection is communicated to the Secretariat by an Authority.

9.5 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 Authorities in the Committee.

9.6 In the case of proposed amendments to Annexes of the Memorandum the following procedures will apply:

  • (a) the proposed amendment will be submitted through the Secretariat for consideration by the Authorities;
  • (b) the amendments will be deemed to have been accepted at the end of a period of three months from the date, on which it has been communicated by the Secretariat unless an Authority requests in writing that the amendment should be considered by the Committee. In the latter case the procedure specified in 9.2 will apply;
  • (c) the amendment will take effect 60 days after it has been accepted or at the end of any different period determined unanimously by the Authorities.

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