GUIDANCE ON ’TYPE APPROVALS’
and Interpretation of “to the satisfaction of the Administration”
Equipment will be considered to fall into two different categories:
1) Equipment specified by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), where there are standards developed by IMO committees. Recognised organisations shall accept such approved/adopted equipment for use on Barbados registered ships; as having been approved by maritime authorities and included in the list of approved equipment.
2) Equipment not specified by IMO, where conventions require “type approved”equipment: Barbados Maritime, in accordance with the provisions of the conventions, willaccept equipment approved by IMO member countries, where those maritime countries have provision for approval of certain types of equipment and organisations must accept the equipment so approved.
3) In cases not covered by either of the above, the Recognised Organisations, acting on behalf of Barbados, shall accept national or international standards, or the standards developed by experienced organisations, for equipment or materials on board Barbados vessels.
4) In such circumstances, the Recognised Organisations must submit to Barbados Maritime the list of equipment that has been approved, when such approvals are required.
“To the satisfaction of the Administration”
5) In all cases where the phrase “to the satisfaction of the Administration” appears in conventions ratified by Barbados, we shall apply the rules or interpretations made by national or international standards, or standards developed by experienced organisations in such cases, such as the unified interpretations of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
6) Barbados Maritime Ship Registry may establish its own interpretations to allow for satisfactory means of complying with certain provisions of the Conventions, in which case, these would be applied exclusively to all Barbados registered ships.