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Rec. No. 001

Portable electrical equipment - Deleted Dec 1996
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Rec. No. 002

Type of hatch cover required if a lower deck is designated as the freeboard deck - Deleted Nov 2010
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Rec. No. 003

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Rec. No. 004

Deleted 1996
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Rec. No. 005

Deleted 1997
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Rec. No. 006

Selection of electrical equipment based on location condition - Deleted May 2004
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Rec. No. 007

Guide for the use of hull structural steels for prolonged exposure to low service temperatures - Deleted July 2003
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Rec. No. 008

Provision for the carriage of heated oils and oils with a flash point above 60C up to 100C on dry cargo ships - Deleted Nov 2011.
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Rec. No. 009

Guidelines for installation of cargo oil discharge monitoring and control system on board oil tankers - Deleted Sept 2005
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Rec. No. 010

Anchoring, Mooring and Towing Equipment - Rev.3 Corr.1 Dec 2016
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Rec. No. 011

Materials Selection Guideline for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units
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Rec. No. 012

Guidelines for Surface Finish of Hot Rolled Steel Plates and Wide Flats
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Rec. No. 013

Standards for Ship Equipment for Mooring at Single Point Moorings
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Rec. No. 014

Hatch cover sercuring and tightness
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Rec. No. 015

Care and survey of hatch covers of dry cargo ships - Guidance to owners - Rev.3 Aug 2013
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Rec. No. 016

Heading information for emergency steering position
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Rec. No. 017

Guidelines for the Acceptance of Manufacturer's Quality Assurance Systems for Welding Consumables
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Rec. No. 018

Fire Prevention in Machinery Spaces of Ships in Service - Guidance to Owners
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Rec. No. 019

Deleted 1996
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Rec. No. 020

Non-destructive testing of ship hull steel welds
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