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Imo Conventions. Short briefing
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Introduction to International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Convention on the International Maritime Organization, 1948
1.1. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974
1.2. International Convention on Load Lines (LL), 1966
1.3. Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement (STP), 1971 & Protocol on Space Requirements for Special Trade Passenger Ships, 1973
1.4.Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs)
1.5. International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC)
1.6. Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT), 1976
1.7. The Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels (SFV), 1977
1.8. International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978
1.9. International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F), 1995
1.10.International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), 1979
2.1.International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78)
2.2. International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties (INTERVENTION), 1969
2.3. Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (LDC), 1972
2.4. International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC), 1990
2.5. Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS Protocol), 2000
2.6. International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS), 2001
2.7.International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004
3.1. International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLQ, 1969 .)
3.2. International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage (FUND), 1971
3.3.Convention relating to Civil Liability in the Field of Maritime Carriage of Nuclear Material (NUCLEAR). 1971
3.4.Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (PAL), 1974
3.5.Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC), 1976
3.6.International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS), 1996
3.7.International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001
4.1.Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), 1965
4.2. International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (TONNAGE), 1969
4.3. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA), 1988
4.4. International Convention on Salvage (SALVAGE), 1989
4.5. Draft Wreck Removal Convention (WRC)
Appendix 1. Action dates
Appendix 2. Abbreviations
Appendix 3. Summary of status of conventions
Appendix 4. IMO Member States with year of joining
Appendix 5. Status of the ratification of IMO conventions by Member States
Appendix 6. IMO Publications
Appendix 7. Certificates and Documents required to be carried on board ships
Appendix 8. List of IMO safety-realated requirements and recommendations applicable to all ships and to certain types of ships
Appendix 9. List of Codes, Guidelines, Recommendations and other Non-Mandatory Instruments on which Government are invited to supply information as to their implementation
Appendix 10. MSC and MEPC Circulars Index
Appendix 11. Inter-Governmental Organizations which have concluded agreements of cooperation with IMO
Appendix 12. Non-governmental organizations which have been granted consultative status with IMO
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