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PASSENGER SHIP SAFETY CERTIFICATE


Legislation :SOLAS 74 as amended by the GMDSS amendments (which amended the 1978 Protocol), and the 1988 Protocol (which entered into force on 3 February 2000).

Application : passenger ships engaged on international voyages (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 1, par. (a) and Regulation 12, par. (a) (i)).

Duration and validity :maximum 12 months (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 14, par. (a).


The Certificate shall cease to be valid:


if the relevant surveys and inspections are not completed as prescribed (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 14, par. (i) (i));

upon transfer of the ship to the flag of another State (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 14, par. (i) (iii)).

Extension :Exceptionally, when at the time of expiration of the certificate the ship is not in a port in which it is to be surveyed, the Administration may extend the period of validity for maximum 3 months to allow the ship to complete its voyage and only in cases it appears reasonable to do so (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 14, par. (e)).
See also (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 14, par. (b), (e), (f) and (g).

Surveys :an initial survey before the ship is put in service (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 7, par. (a) (i));

renewal survey once every 12 months, except where SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 14, par. (b), (e), (f) and (g) is applicable (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 7, par. (a) (ii));

additional surveys, as occasion arises (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 7, par. (a) (iii));

Request :Owner or shipbuilder to the Administration (e.g. the Maritime Inspectorate) or to an authorized Organization (e.g. a classification society).

Issue :Administration or authorized Organization (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 12, par. (a) (viii)).

Inspections and surveys :Administration or authorized Organization (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 6, par. (a)).
Endorsements :where the relevant survey has been completed and regulation I/14(d) applies;

to extend the validity of the certificate until reaching the port of survey or for a period of grace where regulation I/14(e) or I/14(f) applies.

IMPORTANT NOTE

The Passenger Ship Safety Certificate must be supplemented by a Record of Equipment (see also side 2side 3 and side 4 of document) (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 12, par. (2) (vi)).

The Passenger Ship Safety Certificate may be supplemented by an Exemption Certificate