This resolution was adopted on 8 June 2023 and will enter into force on 1 January 2026.
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 MSC.266(84), by which the Committee, at its eighty-fourth session, adopted the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code), which superseded the SPS Code adopted by resolution A.534(13), as amended, for special purpose ships certified on or after 13 May 2008,
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),
Adopts amendments to the 2008 SPS Code, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;
Determines that the said consequential amendments to the 2008 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.
Annex: Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008
Appendix: Record of Equipment for the Special Purpose Ship Safety Certificate (Form SPS)
1 In the table for "Details of life-saving appliances", entries 8 to 8.2 are replaced by the following: