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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No 143 in Riga in 2006 (February 14. 55. § 9) bulk carriers for safe stacking rules Issued in accordance with the maritime administration and the Maritime Security Act, article 11 of the fourth part i. General questions 1. determines the bulk carrier safety requirements related to the loading or unloading of bulk and to be followed by the Republic of Latvia to the terminals to reduce the Board's structure and the physical risk of damage that occurs during loading or unloading, and ensure the vessel and Terminal eligibility coordination between procedures, as well as the ship and the Terminal for the coordinated cooperation and mutual exchange of information.
2. Provisions relate to: 2.1. bulk carriers (irrespective of their flag), calling at the Terminal to load or unload bulk;
2.2. terminals in which visited by bulk carriers falling under the scope of these provisions.
3. These provisions shall not prejudice the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea with its 1978 and 1988 Protocols and the amendments thereto (hereinafter referred to as the SOLAS Convention) VI/7. the application of paragraph 1 shall not apply to equipment that only in exceptional circumstances are used for bulk carriers for loading or unloading, as well as cases, if the bulk are loaded or unloaded by using only the bulk carrier equipment.
4. the meaning of these provisions: 4.1 bulk carriers, in accordance with the SOLAS Convention 1 x 71.6. definition of point is the ship bulk that meets one of the following conditions: 4.1.1 ship with single deck, top tanks and hopper type tanks for cargo compartment, intended mainly for bulk;
4.1.2. ship ore — seagoing vessel with one deck, having two longitudinal bulkheads and a double bottom throughout the cargo compartment length and which is intended for the carriage of goods ore only secondary tanks;
4.1.3. the combined carrier, which is defined in SOLAS II-2/3.27.;
4.2. the bulk cargoes, which comply with SOLAS XII/1.4 definition specified in the paragraph;
4.3. Terminal: any fixed, floating or mobile facility equipped and used for the loading of cargo in bulk into or unloading;
4.4. the terminal operator, Terminal owner or organization or person to whom the owner has delegated the responsibility for the loading or unloading operations that occur in the Terminal and is associated with a particular bulk carrier;
4.5. the terminal representative: any person appointed by the terminal operator, which is responsible for the loading or unloading operation the preparation, the conduct and completion of the Terminal and make that are associated with a particular bulk carrier;
4.6. the ship's agent, the person who has command over a bulk carrier or a ship's officer designated by the master is the loading or unloading operations;
4.7. the flag State administration, the competent authority of the State whose flag the bulk carrier is entitled to fly;
4.8. the information on cargo-news on the carriage of goods laid down in the SOLAS Convention; VI/2.
4.9. the loading or unloading plan, STEP VI/7.3 of the Convention specified in the plan, the model of which is given in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on 27 November 1997 resolution a.862(20), "bulk carrier code of practice for the safe loading and unloading" (Blu code) in annex 2;
4.10. ship/shore control page — control sheet, referred to the Blu code in Chapter 4 and a model of which is given in Appendix 3 of the Blu code;
4.11. bulk density Declaration — news about cargo density to be submitted in accordance with SOLAS XII/10, para.
II. Requirements for bulk carriers and terminals 5. suitability of bulk carriers willingness for the loading or unloading of bulk check terminal operator, making sure that the ship shall comply with the requirements of the technical suitability of bulk carriers for loading and unloading (annex 1).
6. The terminal operator supports the Terminal the following requirements are met: 6.1 the Terminal complies with the requirements on the suitability of bulk cargoes terminal loading and unloading (annex 2);
6.2. the terminal operator has appointed a terminal representative (representatives);
6.3.ir prepared informational materials containing Terminal and Latvian legislation on the safe loading of bulk carriers, as well as the BLU Code Appendix 1.2 l ("terminal information books content") the following information (as amended) of the port and terminals, and these materials are available to bulk carriers calling at the representatives of the Terminal to load or unload bulk;
6.4. the Terminal is established, implemented and maintained and quality system, certified in accordance with the national standard LVS EN ISO 9001:2001 L "quality management system" and audited in accordance with the national standard LVS EN ISO 19011:2002 guidelines for quality "and/or environmental management systems auditing".
III. the representatives of the Ship and the terminal representative responsibilities 7. duties of the representative: 7.1. ensure the bulk carrier under his command for the safe loading and stacking;
7.2. in accordance with the laws of the formalities relating to the entry of the ship in port and exit from the port, before the expected time of arrival at the Terminal in writing (by fax, internet agent) announce the terminal of this provision, the information specified in annex 3;
7.3. prior to loading bulk cargo to make sure that the consignor has received the VI/2.2 of the SOLAS Convention the information specified in paragraph on cargo and bulk cargo density Declaration (if any), including the cargo declaration form in accordance with Appendix 5 of the Blu code;
7.4. in addition to these rules, 7.2 and 7.3 7.1. requirements in respect of those rules laid down in annex 4 representatives of the ship's duties prior to and during loading or unloading operations.
8. the terminal representative responsibilities: UR8.1.sa taking the ship's initial notification of its estimated time of arrival (ETA), writing (via fax, internet agent) to notify the ship's representative that rule 5 of the information referred to in the annex;
8.2. to ensure that the information included in the Declaration form in writing (by fax, internet agent) is notified by the ship's agent as soon as possible (at least 24 hours before the arrival of the ship in port;)
8.3. immediately in writing (by fax, internet agent) to notify the ship's agent and the State joint stock company "Latvian maritime administration Maritime Safety Inspectorate (hereinafter the shipping safety inspection) on the deficiencies identified to bulk carriers, if they can jeopardise the bulk safe loading or unloading;
8.4. in addition to these provisions 8.1., 8.2. and 8.3. comply with the requirements referred to in subparagraph a of these rules laid down in annex 6 of the duties of the terminal representative prior to and during loading or unloading operations.
IV. Bulk carriers and Terminal procedures between 9. before bulk loading or unloading the vessel's representative with the terminal representative shall agree on the cargo loading or unloading plan (annex 7) in accordance with the SOLAS Convention VI/7.3. the requirements referred to in point. Cargo loading or unloading plan shall be drawn up by the BLU Code prescribed in annex 2, indicating the ship's IMO number of the bulk carrier. The agreed loading or unloading plan shall be approved with the signature of a representative of the ship and the terminal representative.
10. Amendments to the freight loading or unloading plan, which, at the discretion of one of the parties, may affect the safety of the vessel or crew, prepare and adopt as a revised freight loading or unloading plan, both parties.
11. in paragraph 9 of these regulations set out the agreed loading or unloading plan and any subsequent agreed and revised variants of six months kept on the ship and the Terminal, in order to ensure the State joint stock company "Latvian maritime administration maritime safety Department (hereinafter the Department) to examine them.
12. before loading or unloading cargo in ship's agent and the terminal representative shall jointly fill the ship/shore control sheet (annex 8) and sign it in accordance with annex 4 of the Blu code guidelines.
13. in order to meet requests for information on the loading or unloading process and to ensure a rapid ship or Terminal representatives of instructions of the representative, if the loading or unloading operations, suspended between the ship and the Terminal is up and maintain an effective and continuous exchange of information.
14. the representative of the ship and the terminal representative directs the loading or unloading operations in accordance with the loading or unloading plan. The terminal representative shall ensure that bulk loading or unloading during the loading or unloading plan in a particular sequence of tanks, loading or unloading work scope and pace. The terminal representative shall not deviate from the agreed loading or unloading plan, unless it is previously agreed with the representative of the ship and has been agreed in writing.
15. Finally, loading or unloading operations, the ship's agent and the terminal representative shall agree in writing that the loading or unloading has been done in accordance with the loading or unloading plan, including any agreed amendments. Finally unloading, cargo loading or unloading plan, in addition to the records that are exempt from the tank and cleaned in accordance with the requirements of the representative as well as any recorded ship damage and repairs made.
V. activities of the maritime safety department 16. Maritime Safety Department controls the compliance with the requirements laid down in these provisions the terminal operators, shipping agents and terminals.
17. the Department of maritime safety inspectors shall carry out the following checks: bulk terminal 17.1. initial inspection-check to first assess the conformity of this provision the terminals 6 and 8, as well as the requirements laid down in chapter IV;
17.2. periodic inspection: inspection carried out at least once every three months to ensure that the provisions in paragraph 6 and 8, as well as the requirements contained in chapter IV implementation and maintenance;
17.3. an unannounced inspection, any check that is not this rule 17.1 or 17.2. check and referred to verify this rule 6 and 8, as well as the requirements contained in chapter IV of the continuous compliance, including inspection carried out on the basis of reliable information received from other parties in respect of non-compliance of the Terminal.
18. The provision referred to in paragraph 17 the inspections shall be carried out at the same time and with the existing terminal complex bulk carrier inspection of the loading or unloading process. Bulk carrier Inspection Department of maritime safety inspectors make sure that rule in paragraph 7 and the requirements of chapter IV. On board a bulk carrier inspection results make up bulk carrier Inspection Act (annex 9).
19. This provision 17. the checks referred to in the paragraph (except the unannounced tests) in accordance with the maritime administration and the Maritime Security Act, article 6 of the second part is a paid service.
20. Maritime Safety Department every three years thereafter, submit a written report to the Ministry of transport on the 17 and 18 of the provisions referred to in paragraph 1, the inspection results. The report assesses the bulk carriers and terminals the efficiency of cooperation and of exchange of information procedures laid down in these regulations. The Ministry of transport of the said report shall be sent to the Commission of the European Union. Report on the previous three-year period until current year forwarded 30 April.
21. Without limiting the Board's representative to the rights and obligations of the SOLAS Convention VI/7.7, maritime safety department prohibits or suspends bulk loading or unloading, if these operations are likely to present risks to the safety of the ship or its crew. Operations can begin or resume after the gap. The deficiencies are rectified immediately after their detection the maritime safety the Department during the investigation.
22. If a representative of the ship and the terminal representative are unable to agree on the rules of procedure specified in chapter IV and this may pose a threat to maritime safety or the protection of the marine environment, the application of the procedure in accordance with the requirements of chapter IV of the rules determined by the maritime safety department.
Vi. The loading or unloading of damage prevention during 23. This chapter is without prejudice to the application of international and Latvian legislative requirements governing port State control procedures.
24. the terminal representative in writing (by fax, internet agent) shall report to the Board representative for damage during loading and unloading caused to the ship's structure or equipment, and, if necessary, eliminate them.
25. If the rules referred to in paragraph 24 the damage may affect the hull, watertight integrity or the main engineering system, Terminal or ship's agent representative in writing (by fax, internet agent) shall inform the flag State administration or an organisation recognised by it, which are recognised in accordance with the activity of recognised organisations regulatory regulations (hereinafter referred to as a recognized organization), and the maritime safety inspectorate. The decision on the repair or for the suspension adopts maritime safety inspection, having regard to the administration of the flag State or the recognised organisations, as well as the views of the representatives of the ship (if one is given). If repairs need to start immediately, it shall, before the vessel leaves the port.
26. In adopting this provision, the decision referred to in paragraph 25, the maritime safety inspectorate can be delegated to a recognised organisation to undertake the inspection and damage on immediate repairs or their deferral.
VII. Closing questions 27. Terminals created up to the date of entry into force of the rules, the bulk of the authorization granted for the operation of the Terminal they are valid until the expiry date.
28. If a Terminal has been designed for the quality system implementation plan in accordance with the national standard LVS EN ISO 9001:2001L "quality management system", a year after its establishment the terminal does not apply this provision 6.4. the requirements referred to in point and maritime safety Department issued temporary permits for the operation of the bulk cargo terminal (annex 10). The authorization shall be valid for a period of not more than 12 months. Maritime Safety Department inspectors check the terminals, and the test results indicate the bulk terminal Inspection Act (annex 11).
Informative reference to European Union directives, the regulations include provisions resulting from: 1) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 November 2002 Directive 2002/84/EC amending the directives on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships;
2) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001, Directive 2001/96/EC laying down harmonised requirements and procedures for bulk carriers for loading and unloading.
Prime Minister a. Halloween traffic Minister a. shlesers Editorial Note: regulations shall enter into force with 2 March 2006.
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