Place of Refuge
Place of Refuge means a place where a ship in need of assistance can take action to enable it to stabilize its condition and reduce the hazards to navigation, and to protect human life and the environment, as defined in resolution A.949(23).
Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1251, Guidelines on the control of ships in an emergency, 19 October 2007, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance
Source: IMO Resolution A.949(23), Guidelines on places of refuge for ships in need of assistance, 5 March 2004, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance