INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974
Equivalent arrangements accepted under regulation I/5
Statement by the Government of the Netherlands
The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has the honour to transmit
herewith the text of a statement by the Government of the Netherlands on equivalent
arrangements accepted under regulation I/5 of the above Convention.
The Secretary-General would be grateful if steps could be taken to bring this information to
the attention of the appropriate authorities.
STATEMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NETHERLANDS
- Regulation V/20 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1994 requires the carriage of adequate and up to date charts on all ships.
- It is the view fo the Netherlands that the British Admiralty Raster Chart Service electronic chart system, together with a Chart Display System (Dual Fuel), is suitable for displaying chart information and fully covers the requirement concerning charts laid down in SOLAS regulation V/20.
- For back-up purposes, a second Dual Fuel Chart Display System connected to the main, emergency and a reserve source of power (one hour UPS) has to be provided. Furthermore, a limited amount of up to date paper charts, enabling the vessel to safely reach a port within the trading area, shall be provided.
- Updating of chart information has to take place at the same interval as presently provided by means of the British Admiralty Notices to Mariners.
- In view of the above, the Netherlands gives notification that the following ship has been granted permission to be equipped as stated above: MV Zeus - PCIK