with a view to formulating, in accordance with the above-mentioned regulations, the general rules imposing the minimum safety standards applicable to the particular circumstances of these professions, “special commercial passenger” is a passenger who is carried in special traffic in premises on the meteorological deck, on the deck and/or between decks accommodating more than eight passengers. 1971 Each passenger ship must meet the requirements set out in Chapters II-1, II-2, III, IV and V and all other relevant requirements of SOLAS 74 as amended by the GMDSS amendments (which amended the 1978 Protocol) and the 1988 Protocol (entered into force on 3 February 2000). Once the mandatory initial or renewal inspection has been carried out to the satisfaction of the authorized administration or organization, a safety certificate for passenger ships (see azlso towards the bottom of the document) is issued to the passenger ship (SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 12, paragraph (a) (i)). This certificate must be supplemented by an equipment protocol (see also page 2, page 3 and page 4 of the document) [SOLAS 74, Annex, Chapter I, Regulation 12, paragraph (a) (vi)]. Such ships shall comply with the requirements of the Convention in respect of passenger ships, subject to the modifications and additions provided for in the rules annexed to this Agreement. In addition to certificates for all ships, passenger ships bearing the following certificates shall be required: in recognition of Regulation 1(e), Chapter 11 and Regulation 3(b) of Chapter III of that Convention, as a precondition for exemption from the requirements of these Chapters, measures shall be taken to establish general rules applicable to the particular circumstances of such carriage; The application of a revision or amendment of the Convention to such ships shall be examined by the Governments which are Parties to this Convention and which are directly interested in the particular professions and, if necessary, they shall amend this Convention in accordance with Article VII of this Convention. Passenger ships to which Chapter I of SOLAS 74 applies and which operate on fixed routes shall have on board, in the event of an emergency, a plan for cooperation with the appropriate search and rescue services. This Agreement constitutes the general rules applicable to the particular circumstances of the particular professions provided for in Chapter III(e)(ii) of Rule No 1 of Rule No 11 and in Chapter III(b)(iv) of Rule 3 of the Convention. This Agreement may be amended by unanimous agreement between the Governments which are Parties to the Agreement. Whereas the requirements of Chapters II and III of the said Convention could be amended for passenger ships registered in their country and carrying a large number of passengers in special traffic safely, for passenger ships referred to in Chapter I of SOLAS 74, a list of all restrictions imposed on the ship, including derogations from any of the SOLAS requirements, restrictions in operating areas, weather restrictions, restrictions imposed by the sea State, limitations on permitted loads, reduction, speed and other restrictions, whether imposed by the administration or fixed during the design or construction phase; must be compiled before the ship is put into service….