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Administrative Provisions on Survey of Ship Identification Numbers

To standardize the survey of ship identification numbers, The Provisions are formulated in accordance withThe Provisions of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Ship Identification Numbers (Order of Ministry of Transport No. 4, 2010).

1. General Provisions

1.1 The Provisions apply to ships registered or to be registered in China in accordance with Regulation of the People's Republic of China on the Registration of Ships, including ships that are built for foreign companies and apply for the interim nationality certificate of China, with the exception of military, fishing and sports ships.

1.2 For ships the keels of which are laid or at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 January 2011, ship builders shall apply to ship survey institutions for survey before delivery, and provide ship Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag for verification.

1.3 For ships the keels of which are laid or at a similar stage of construction before 1 January 2011, ship builders shall apply to ship survey institutions for survey before completion, and provide ship RFID tag for verification. .

1.4 The existing ships do not need to mark identification number. Ship owners or operators shall provide ship RFID tag for verification in the latest survey of any kind carried out by ship survey institutions after the tag was put into service.

2. Requirements for the Survey of Ship Identification Numbers

2.1 For ships the keels of which are laid or at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 January 2011, ship survey institutions shall check the assigning and marking of the ship identification number before delivery. Before the completion of building, ship survey institutions shall check the mounting of the tag. The ship survey certificate shall not be issued whereas there is any incompliance.

2.2 For ships the keels of which are laid or at a similar stage of construction before 1 January 2011, ship survey institutions shall check the assigning and marking of the ship identification number before completion. The ship survey certificate shall not be issued whereas there is any incompliance.

2.3 For the above newly-built ships and ships under construction, whereas the RFID tag was not put into use, the mounting of the tag may not be surveyed, but shall be remarked in the survey report.

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