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II.3.130 (CARIBBEAN MOU, 1996) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON PORT STATE CONTROL IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION, 1996

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.3.130

(CARIBBEAN MOU, 1996) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON PORT STATE CONTROL IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION, 1996

ADOPTED: Done at Christchurch, 9 February 1996
REFERENCE: CARIBBEAN MOU 1996
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 29 May 1996
DEPOSITARY: Secretariat, Caribbean MOU
SECRETARY: Secretariat, Caribbean MOU

IMPLEMENTATION

Section VIII

SIGNATURE AND ACCESSION

8.2 Any Maritime Authority may, with the unanimous consent of the Authorities present and voting at the Committee meeting, adhere to the Memorandum. For such an Authority the Memorandum will take effect upon such date as may be mutually agreed.

8.6 The Memorandum is signed at Christchurch, Barbados, on the ninth day of February 1996 and will remain open for signature until the eighth day of August 1996.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

8.7 The Memorandum will be available for acceptance from the ninth day of August 1996 and will take effect for each Authority which has signed the Memorandum on the date its acceptance is duly notified to the Secretariat.

WITHDRAWAL

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

AMENDMENTS

Section VII

7.1 Any Authority that has accepted the Memorandum may propose amendments to the Memorandum.

7.2 In the case of proposed amendments to 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, each Authority exercising one vote. If so adopted an amendment will be communicated by the Secretariat to the Authorities for acceptance;
  • (c) 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;
  • (d) any such objection will be considered by the Committee at its next meeting, and the amendment will be confirmed if it is accepted by a two-thirds majority of the representatives of the Authorities present and voting in the Committee at such a meeting. In these circumstances, a quorum of more than half of the total number of representatives of the Authorities that comprise the Committee is required. In the event that the amendment is confirmed, the date of its deemed acceptance will be either at the end of a period of six months after being confirmed or any different period determined unanimously by the representatives of the Authorities in the Committee after the time of confirmation;
  • (e) an amendment will take effect 60 days after it has been accepted, or at the end of any different period of deemed acceptance determined unanimously by the representatives of the Authorities in the Committee.

7.3 In the case of proposed amendment to Annexes of the Memorandum the following procedure will apply:

  • (a) the proposed amendment will be submitted through the Secretariat for consideration by the 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 an Authority requests in writing that the amendment should be considered by the Committee. In the latter case 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 determined unanimously by the Authorities.

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