International Convention for Safe Containers


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International Convention for Safe Containers

A convention held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 2 Dec 1972, which resulted in setting standard safety requirements for containers moving in international transport. These requirements were ratified by the United States on 3 January 1978. Also called CSC.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The cabinet endorsed the kingdom's accession to the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) for the year 1972 and its Amendments, International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) for the year 1979, Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, and decided to take the necessary procedures to refer them to the Legislative Branch for approval.
Some governments inspect intermodal containers and affix safety plates or decals to units approved under the International Convention for Safe Containers. The convention allows government inspections to occur as infrequently as once every 30 months.
These conventions and protocols are: (1) the International Convention for Safe Containers (1972) and its amendments; (2) the International Convention for Marine Search and Rescue (1979); (3) the 1978 Protocol on the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 1974); (4) the 1988 Protocol on the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 1974); and (5) the 1988 Protocol on the International Convention of Load Lines (1966).

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