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The International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel,  Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on board Ships (INF Code)

 

The INF Code was adopted by resolution MSC.88(71) on 27 May 1999 after the Maritime Safety Committee had considered earlier resolutions A.748(18) (Code for the Safe Carriage of Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Flasks on board Ships (INF Code)), A.790(19) (Review of the INF Code), A.853(20) (Amendments to the INF Code), and A.854(20) (Guidelines for developing shipboard emergency plans for ships carrying materials subject to the INF Code).
 
The International Code is mandatory under SOLAS 1974 and entered into force on 1 January 2001.
 
The Code was amended by resolution MSC.118(74) on 6 June 2001 to align it with Amendment 30 of the IMDG Code. The amendment was accepted, and came into force on 1 January 2003. The Code was also amended by resolution MSC.135(76) on 12 December 2002 to align it with amendments to chapter VII of SOLAS. This amendment was accepted, and entered into force on 1 July 2004. The Code was further amended by resolution MSC.178(79). The amendment to the International Certificate of Fitness was accepted and came into force on 1 July 2006. Further amendments to the Code were adopted by resolution MSC.241(83) in October 2007 to align it with amendments to Chapter II-1 of SOLAS. These amendments were accepted, and entered into force on 1 July 2009.​