A code number for the applicable control action. Examples are: 10: Deficiency rectified; 15: Rectify deficiency at next port; 16: Rectify deficiency within 14 days; 17: Master instructed to rectify deficiency before departure; 18: Rectify non-conformity within 3 months; 19: Rectify major non-conformity before departure; 30: Grounds for detention; 40: Next port of call informed; 50: Flag State/consul informed; 70: Classification society informed; 85: Investigation of contravention of discharge provisions in MARPOL.

 

The Special Compensation P&I Clause, a supplementary clause to LOF 2011, 2000 and 1995 agreements that provides for an alternative method of assessing Special Compensation to the method prescribed by Article 14 of the International Convention on Salvage, 1989.

A business entity acting as a local agent for one or more (and often several) carriers, and whose main function is procuring bookings of shipping space from local shippers. Major carriers maintain a network of liner agents in the main cities of countries served by their services.

MGN 81 strongly urges compliance with the IMO Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water to Minimize the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens. MGN 363 provides information and interim guidance for use until the BWM Convention has been ratified by the UK and domestic legislation has been made. MIN 283 contained Practical guidelines for ballast water exchange in the Antarctic Treaty Area.

 

A process by which replacement ballast water is pumped into a ballast tank or hold intended for the carriage of water ballast allowing water to flow through, overflow or other arrangements. At least three times the tank or hold volume must be pumped through the tank or hold.

 

Normally, the party who has made an extraordinary sacrifice or expenditure to avoid a peril (and who needs to recoup his loss), which in most cases is the shipowner. If ship and cargo have both been saved by a jettison of cargo, however, it may be the owner of the jettisoned cargo who appoints an average adjuster and declares general average. Generally, the party to the adventure who requires contributions from the other parties will be the one who appoints the adjuster, and the adjuster will give guidance on making a declaration.

 

The Secretary of State's Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, who is appointed under UK legislation to take control at salvage incidents where there is a threat of significant pollution of UK waters. 

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