SMALL GAP: BIG DIFFERENCE

At an International Maritime Organization (IMO) meeting in November 1995, there was a major proposal to the effect that passenger ferries should be able to survive an accident which led to 50cm of water on the car deck. Countries bordering the Mediterranean were not in favour, with the disagreement centring on the different conditions in the local waters. A two-tier compromise was reached: it was decided that trading countries could implement a bilateral agreement and then inform IMO. This means, for example, that the UK and France (who were on opposite sides in the debate) could negotiate a separate agreement. In certain cases this could lead to some Mediterranean countries having different standards for their ferries, according to the seas in which they operate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, v 76 n 906, Jan 1996, p 56 [1 p, 1 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM