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An International Cable Protection Committee Ltd ("ICPC") Recommendation ("Recommendation") implies a consensus of those substantially concerned with its scope and provisions. A Recommendation is intended as a guide to aid cable owners and other seabed users in promoting the highest goals of reliability and safety in the submarine cable environment.
The existence of a Recommendation does not in any respect preclude anyone, whether he has approved the Recommendation or not, from laying or repairing undersea cables or employing procedures to these ends which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamanship or by the special circumstances of each case, but which may not be conforming to the Recommendation.
The ICPC does not develop standards and will in no circumstances give an interpretation of a Recommendation in the name of the ICPC. The ICPC and its members do not accept any liability for any errors in the Recommendation or for any consequences resulting from its use as a planning guide. Nothing in this Recommendation should be viewed as relieving anyone from the rights and obligations of seabed users under international law, including but not limited to the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea ("UNCLOS").
NB: ICPC Recommendations are subject to periodic review and users are cautioned to obtain the latest issues. This Recommendation may be revised or withdrawn at any time without further notice to the recipient.