Federal Law on the Implementation of the Convention on the IMO
Ata Atun, Clelia Theodolou, Other Committee Members
Federal Law on the Implementation of the Convention on the International Maritime Organisation
It is hereby provided as follows:
1. This Law may be cited as the Federal Law on the Implementation of the Convention on the International Maritime Organisation.
2. In this Law, unless the context otherwise requires –
“Convention” means the Convention on the International Maritime Organisation, as amended by the Resolutions of its Assembly A.315 (ESV), dated 17 October 1974, A.358 (IX), dated 14 November 1975, A. 371 (X), dated 9 November 1977, A. 400 (X), dated 17 November 1977, A. 450 (XI), dated 30 November 1979, A. 724(17), dated 7 November 1991 and A. 735(18), dated 4 November 1993, as it may be in force for the time being in Cyprus.
Cyprus” means the United Cyprus Republic;
"Cyprus ship" has the meaning assigned to it by the Federal Law on Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships, Sales, and Mortgages);
“Department” means the Department having responsibility for maritime affairs;
“Gazette” means the federal Official Gazette;
”Member” means the member of the Presidential Council responsible for the Department;
“recognised organisation” has the meaning assigned to it by the Federal Law on Merchant Shipping (Recognition and Authorisation of Organisations);
“recognised security organisation” has the meaning assigned to it by the Federal Law on the implementation of the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and its 1978 Protocol;
“recognized bank” means a commercial bank registered with the Central Bank of Cyprus;
Approval of Codes and authority for issue of certificates.
3.-(1) The Presidential Council may by a decision published in the Gazette approve the Codes adopted by the International Maritime Organisation and intended for the better implementation of the international maritime conventions or for prescribing international standards in specialized fields of merchant shipping.
(2) As from the date of the publication of the relevant decision of the Presidential Council issued under subsection (1), the Codes become binding on Cyprus.
(3) The Member has the power to charge inspectors authorised in that respect, recognised organisations, or recognised security organisations, with the inspection, examination or verification of compliance of Cyprus ships, companies or port facilities and the issue of relevant certificates by virtue of the Codes approved by the Presidential Council which are binding on Cyprus, as provided for in this section.
4.-(1) The Codes set out in the Schedule to this Law shall be binding in the same way as decisions made under section 3..
(2) The Presidential Council may, at any time, amend, repeal or substitute, in whole or in part, the Schedule to this Law.
1. International Maritime Ship Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and the Prevention of Pollution (ISM Code);
2. International Maritime Code of Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code) of the International Maritime Organisation;
3. Code for the Investigation of Marine Casualties and Incidents of the International Maritime Organisation;
4. Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquid Gas in Bulk (G.C.Code) of the International Maritime Organisation; and
5. Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH.Code) of the International Maritime Organisation.