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Convention for Safe Containers

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International Dangerous Goods Code, an IMO Convention to assist in safe carriage of dangerous cargos.


A component of a control which requires resetting by hand to restart after safe operating conditions have been restored.


International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978.

Contains the following Anexes:

Annex I Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil (entered into force 2 October 1983)

Regulates prevention of pollution by oil from operational measures as well as from accidental discharge.

Annex II Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk (entered into force 2 October 1983)

States discharge criteria and measures for the control of pollution by noxious liquid substances carried in bulk.

Annex III Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form (entered into force 1 July 1992)

General requirements for the issuing of detailed standards on packing, marking, labelling, documentation, stowage, quantity limitations, exceptions and notifications.

Annex IV Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships (entered into force 27 September 2003)

Requirements to control pollution of the sea by sewage.

Annex V Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships (entered into force 31 December 1988)

Covers different types of garbage and specifies the distances from land and the manner of disposal.

Annex VI Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (entered into force 19 May 2005)

Sets limits on SOx and NOx emissions from ship exhausts and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone-depleting substances; requires technical and operational energy efficiency measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.


Safe working load limit. Diameter squared x 8 x 2000 = SWL (lbs). Diameter squared x 8 = SWL (tons)


Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea


International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended


A pipe conducting steam discharged from a safety valve to a safe location.


Search and Rescue/International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979


International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended


The firing of a burner with controls in a low-fire position to provide safe operating condition during light off.

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