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SOLAS Chapter VIII & IX Nuclear Ship

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Chapter VIII

Nuclear Ship

 

Regulation 1

Application

This chapterapplies to all nuclear ships except ships of war.

Regulation 2

Application of other chapters The regulations contained
inthe other
chapters of the present Conventionapply
to nuclear ships except as modified by this chapter.*

Regulation 3

Exemptions

A nuclearship shall not, in any circumstances, beexempted from compliance with any regulations of this Convention.

Regulation 4

Approvalof reactor installation

Thedesign, construction and standards of inspection and assemblyof the reactorinstallationshall besubject to theapproval andsatisfaction of the
Administration
and shalltake accountof the limitations which wili be imposed on surveys by the presence of radiation.

Regulation 5

Suitability of reactorinstallationfor service on board ship Thereactor
installationshall
be designed having
regard to the special conditions of service on boardship both in normal and exceptional circumstances of navigation.

Regulation 6

Radiationsafety

The Administration shall take measures to ensure that thereare no unreasonable radiation or other nuclearhazards,at sea or in port,to the crew, passengers or public,or
to the
waterways orfood or water resources.

Regulation 7

Safety assessment

(a)          A safety assessment shall be prepared to permit evaluation of the nuclear power plantand safety of the ship to ensure that thereare no unreasonable radiation or other hazards, at sea or in port,to the crew,passengers or public, or to the waterwaysor food or water resources.The Administration,when satisfied, shall approvesuch
safety
assessment which shallalways be keptup to date.

(b)          The safety assessment shall be made available sufficiently in advance to the
Contracting
Covernments of the countries which a nuclear ship intends to visit so that they may evaluate the safety of the ship.

Regulation 8

Operating manual

A fully detailed operating manual shall be prepared for
the
information and guidance of the operating personnel in their duties on all matters relating
to the operation of the nuclear power
plant
and having an important  bearing on safety. The Administration, when satisfied,shall approve such operating manual and a copy shall be Kept on board the ship.The operating manualshallalways be kept up to date.

Regulation 9

Surveys

Survey of nuclear ships shallincludethe applicable requirements of regulation 7 of chapterl, or of regulation 8, 9 and 10 of
chapterl,exceptin
so far as surveys are limited by the presence of radiation. in addition. The survey shall include  any special
requirements
of the safety assessment. They shall in all cases, not with standing  the provisions of regulations 8 and 10 of chapter l, be carried out not less frequently than once a year.

Regulation 10

Certificates

(a)          The provisions of paragraph (a) of regulation 12 of chapter I and of regulation 14 of chapter I   shall not  apply to nuclear ships.

(b)          A certificate, called a Nuclear Passenger Ship Safety Certificateshall be issued after inspection survey to a nuclear passenger ship which complies with the requirements of chapters ll-1, ll-2, lll, IV  and any other relevant
requirements of
the present regulations.

(c)           A certificate, called a Nuclear Cargo Ship Safety Certificate shall be issued after
inspection
and survey  to a nuclear cargo
ship
which satisfies the requirements for cargo ships on survey set out in regulation 10  of
chapterl,and complies
with the requirements of chapters ll-1,11-2,lll, lV and VIll and any other relevant  requirements of the present regulations.

(d)          Nuclear Passenger Ship Safety Certificates
andNuclear
CargoShip Safety Certificates
shall state
“ That  the ship, being a nuclear ship, complied with all requirements
ofchapter
Vlll of the Convention and conformed  to the Safety Assessment approved for the ship”.

(e)          Nuclear Passenger Ship Safety Certificates and NuclearCargo Ship Safety Certificates shall be

Valid for a period of not more than 12 months.

(f)           Nuclear Passenger Ship Safety Certificates and Nuclear
CargoShip
Safety Certificates shall be issued  either by the Administration or by any person or organization duly authorized by it. Ln every case, that  Administration assumes full responsibility for the certificate.

 

 

 Regulation 11

Special controf

ln addition to the control established by regulation l9 of chapter l, nuclear ships shall be
subject
to speL, control before entering
the portsandin the ports of Contracting Covernments, directed towards verifying that  there is on board a valid Nuclear Ship Safety Certificateand
that there
are no unreasonableradiation or other hazards at sea or inport,to the
crew,
passengers orpublic,orto the waterways or food or water resources.

Regulation 12

Casualtiesln

In the event of any accident likely
to lead to an environmentalhazard the master of a nuclearship shall immediately informthe Administration. The mastershall also immediately informthe
competent governmental

authority of the country in whosewaters the ship may be, or whose
watersthe shipapproaches in
a damaged condition.

 

 

 

Chapter lX

Management for the safe operation of ships

 

 

Regulation 1

Definitions

For the purposeof this
chapter,
unless expressly provided otherwise:

1              lnternational Safety Management (ISM) Code means the Internationa
lManagement
Code for the Safe Operationof Ships and for Pollution Prevention adopted by the
Organization
  by resolution A.741(18),asmay be amended by the
Organization,providedthat
such amendmentsare adopted,brought into
force
and take effect in accordance with the provisions of article Vlll of the present Convention concerning the amendment procedures applicableto the
annex other thanchapter I.

2              Company means the owner of the ship or any other
organizationor
personsuch as the manager, or the bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibilityforoperation of the ship from the owner of the ship and who on assuming such
responsibility
has agreed to take over all the duties and responsibilities imposed by the lnternational Safety Management Code.

3              Oil tanker means an oil tanker as definedin
regulation
ll-112.22.

4              Chemical tanker means a chemical tanker as defined in regulation VlllB.2.

5              Cascarrier meansa gas carrier as definedin regulation
VU/l1.2.

6              Bulkcarrier means a ship which is constructed generally with single deck,top-sidetanksand hopper side tanks incargo spaces, and is intended primarily to carry dry cargoin bulk, and includes such types as orecarriersand combination carriers.”

7              Mobile offshore drilling unit(MODU) means a vessel capable of engaging indrilling operations for the exploration for or exploitation of resources beneath the sea-bedsuch as Iiquid or gaseoushydrocarbons,sulphur or salt.

8              High-speed craft means a craft as defined in regulation X/1.

 

Regulation 2

 Safety management requIrements

1              The company and the shipshall comply with the requirements of the lnternational Safety Management Code. For the purpose of this regulation, the requirementsof the Code shall be treated as mandatory.

2              The ship shall be operated by a company
holding
a Document of Compliance referred to in regulation 4.

Regulation 3

Application

1              Thischapter applies to ships, regardless of the date of
construction,
as follows:

1.            passenger ships including passenger high-speed craft, not later than 1 July 1998;

2.            oil tankers, chemical tankers,
gascarriers,
bulk carriers andcargo high-speed craft of 500 gross tonnage and upwards, not later than 1 July1998; and

3.            other cargo ships and
mobileoffshore
drilling units of 500 gross tonnage and upwards, not later than I )uly 2OO2.

2              This chapterdoes
notapply to government-operatedships used fornon-commercial purposes.

Regulation 4

Certification

1              A Document of Compliance shall be issued to every company which complies with the requirements of the International Safety Management Code. This
document
shall be issued By the Administration,
by
an
organization recognizedby
the
Administration,or at the requestof the Administration by another Contractin. Covernment.

2              A copy of the Document of Compliance
shall
be kept on board the ship in orderthat the master can produce it on request for
verification.

3              A Certificate, called a Safety ManagementCertificate,
shall be
issued to everyship by the Administratic,-or an organization recognized by the Administration. The Administration or organization recognizedby it sha before issuing the Safety Management Certificate, verify that the company and its ship board management operate in accordance with the approved safety management system.

Regulation 5

Maintenance of conditions

The safety-managementsystem shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of the lnternational Safety Management Code.

Regulation 6

Verificationand control*

1              The Administration,anotherContractingCovernment at the request of the Administration or an organization recognized by the Administrationshallperiodically verify the proper
functioning
of the ships safety- management system.

2              A shiprequired to hold a certificate issued pursuant to the provisions of regulation

4.3 shall be subject to control in accordance with the provisions of regulationXll4.
For this purposesuch certificate shall be treate: as a certificate issued under regulalion l/12 or l/13.

 Chapter X

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