(1) Unless expressly provided otherwise, the regulations
of this Annex apply to all ships carrying harmful substances in
||For then purpose of this Annex, "harmful
substances" are those substances which are identified as
marine pollutants in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods
Code (IMDG Code).*
||Guidelines for the identification of harmful
substances in packaged form are given in the appendix to this
||For the purposes of this Annex, ''packaged
form'' is defined as the forms of containment specified for
harmful substances in the IMDG Code.
(2) The carriage of harmful substances is prohibited,
except in accordance with the provisions of this Annex.
(3) To supplement the provisions of this Annex,
the Government of each Party to the Convention shall issue, or cause
to be issued, detailed requirements on packing, marking, labelling,
documentation, stowage, quantity limitations and exceptions for
preventing or minimizing pollution of the marine environment by
(4) For the purposes of this Annex, empty packagings
which have been used previously for the carriage of harmful substances
shall themselves be treated as harmful substances unless adequate
precautions have been taken to ensure that they contain no residue
that is harmful to the marine environment.
(5) The requirements of this Annex do not apply
to ship's stores and equipment.