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A revised standard format SOLAS model DG Document of Compliance was published in MSC.1/Circ.1266 in December 2008. What does it certify?

(1) That the construction and equipment of the ship was found to comply with the provisions of SOLAS regulation II-2/19; 

and (2) that the ship is suitable for the carriage of those classes of dangerous goods as specified in the appendix to the certificate, subject to any provisions in the IMDG Code and the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC) Code* for individual substances, materials or articles also being complied with. *A footnote to MSC. 1/Circ. 1266 states that reference must be made to resolution MSC. 268(85) on Adoption of the IMSBC Code.

 

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