Resolution MSC.542(107) was issued on 8 June 2023 and enters into force on 1 January 2026.
Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 1983 (1983 SPS Code)
The Maritime Safety Committee
Recalling Article 28(b) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,
Recalling also resolution A.534(13), by which the Assembly, at its thirteenth session, adopted the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 1983 (1983 SPS Code),
Recalling further that the Assembly authorized the Committee to amend the SPS Code as may be necessary,
Noting the amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 ("the Convention") adopted by resolution MSC.532(107),
Having considered, at its 107th session, consequential amendments to Record of Equipment for the Special Purpose Ship Safety Certificate (Form SPS),
1. Adopts amendments to the SPS Code, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;
2. Determines that the said consequential amendments to the 1983 SPS Code should become effective on 1 January 2026, in conjunction with the entry into force of amendments to the appendix (Certificates) of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, and the 1994 and 2000 HSC Codes, adopted by resolutions MSC.532(107), MSC.536(107), and MSC.537(107), respectively.
Record of Equipment for the Special Purpose Ship Safety Certificate (Form SPS)
1. In the table for "Details of life-saving appliances," entries 9 to 9.2 are replaced by the following: