Are all ship certificates required under international conventions and codes statutory in the UK?


A certificate only becomes statutory for a UK ship when the provision of the treaty instrument requiring issue of the certificate has legal effect in the UK. Until then a UK ship is not obliged by UK law to carry the certificate, although it may need to be carried on board under IMO’s “no more favourable treatment” rule which is applied in port State control inspections. (See PORT STATE CONTROL in Section I.)


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