The Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code) was
developed to provide an international standard for the safe carriage by sea in bulk of liquefied gases and
certain other substances. To minimize the risks to ships involved in such carriage, to their crews and to the
environment, the Code prescribes the design and constructional features of such ships and the equipment
they should carry. The Code generally applies to ships built on or after 31 December 1976 but prior to 1
July 1986. This edition incorporates amendments 1 to 4, including a supplement containing amendments
adopted by resolution MSC.32(63) which came into force on 1 July 1998.
A supplement, Summary of Minimum Requirements of the Code, is included.