SAFETY CONVENTIONS

 

* In force or applicable but no longer fully operational.

 

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1948 (SOLAS 1948)

Adoption: 10 June 1948
Entry into force: 19 November 1952.
Depository: United Kingdom (transferred to IMCO (IMO), 1959)
Authentic text: E/F
Publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): Corrections to French text: exchange of notes June 5th 1953 and August 25th, September 22nd, 1955.
Other source(s):

164 UNTS 113 (E/F)
1952 NZTS 1
Global

151 BFSP 333
SATS 1950/23
S.Ex.B, 81-1

3 UST 3450
1953 JOF 2702
4 Vert A36

TIAS 2495
1952 CanTS 20
Arroyo 3, p.678

ATS 1960 No. 1, Act 1953 No. 96

UKTS 1 (1953) Cmd.8720; Cmd.7492

 

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960 (SOLAS 1960)

Adoption: 17 June 1960
Entry into force: 26 May 1965. Superseded by SOLAS 74
Depository: United Kingdom (transferred to IMCO (IMO), 1959
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): SAF/XXVIII of 24 October 1960 (true certified copies E/F); A1/C/3.03 (NV.4) of 24 March 1964 (certified copy in R); A1/C/3.05 (NV.10) of 25 April 1966 ( procès-verbal of rectification E/F); A1/C/3.05(NV.11) of 12 October 1966: corrections to Spanish text)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

536 UNTS 28 (E/F)

UKTS 65 (1965) Cmnd. 2812

16 UST 185

JOF 1965: 4940 and pages C.I. 143 to 206, also Fascicule Special no 65-74, June 1965

TIAS 5780

1965 RTAF 55

S.Ex,K, 87-1

23 Vert A267

Jackson 111/8

Singh 125

Queneudec326

Burhenne 960:45

Global

ATS 1968 No. 7, Act 1967 No.60

RMC I, 1.3.10

 

1966 Amendments
Adoption: 30 November 1966
Entry into force: superseded by SOLAS 74
Authentic text: E/F
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.108(ES.III)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/3.09 (NV.1) of 16 December 1966 (incl. Res.A.108(ES.III) and 109(ES.III))
Other source(s):

S.Ex.E, 90-1

 

 

 

1967 Amendments
Adoption: 25 October 1967
Entry into force: superseded by SOLAS 74
Authentic text: E/F
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.122(V)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/3.07(NV.7) of 11 December 1967 (certified true copies E/F)
Other source(s):

S.Ex.C, 90-2

 

 

 

1968 Amendments
Adoption: 26 November 1968
Entry into force: superseded by SOLAS 74
Authentic text: E/F
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.146(ES.IV)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/3.07(NV.9) of 31 December 1968 (certified true copies E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

S.Ex.O, 92-2

 

 

 

1969 Amendments
Adoption: 21 October 1969
Entry into force: superseded by SOLAS 74
Authentic text: E/F
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.174(VI)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/3.07 (NV.13) of 15 January 1970(certified true copies E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

Misc.10 (1970), Cmnd.4381

S.Ex.O, 92-2

 

 

1971 Amendment
Adoption: 12 October 1971
Entry into force: superseded by SOLAS 74
Authentic text: E/F
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): A.205(VII)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/3.07(NV.16) of 12 June 1972 (certified true copies E/F)
Other source(s):

S.Ex.I, 93-1

Misc.38(1972), Cmnd 5095

 

 

1973 (General) Amendments
Adoption: 20 November 1973
Entry into force: superseded by SOLAS 74
Authentic text: E/F
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.263(VIII)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/3.07(NV.19) of 8 April 1974(certified true copies E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

S.Ex.K, 93-2

Misc.19 (1974), Cmnd 5647 and 22 (1974) Cmnd 5648

1973 (grain) Amendments
Adoption: 20 November 1973
Entry into force: superseded by SOLAS 74
Authentic text: E/F
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.264(VIII)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/3.07(NV.21) of 8 April 1974 (certified true copies E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

S.Ex. K, 93-2

Misc.19 (1974), Cmnd 5647 and 22 (1974) Cmnd 5648

 

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS 1974)
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Adoption: 1 November 1974
Entry into force: 25 May 1980
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
IMO Publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.28 (NV.1) certified copies E/F/S/R; A1/C/8.02(NV.1)/A1/C/9.02(NV.1) of 20 October 1976 (E); A1/C/8.02(NV.2/A1/C/9.02(NV.2 of 20 October 1976 (F); February 1977 (Chi) 30 April 1980 (Russian); NV3 Spanish 8 Feb 77; Procès-verbal of rectification (English, French, Russian and Spanish authentic texts) of 22 December 1982;A1/C/9.04(NV.3) of 31 January 1983: procès-verbal of rectification to E/F/R/S);A1/C/9.04(NV.5) of 22 August 1983): procès-verbal of rectification to Chinese text) A1/C/9.04(NV.6) of 4 March 1987: further corrections to French text); IMO document(s): Final Act and text of the Convention issued as unnumbered in the SOLAS/CONF series
IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD-ROM, sales number CD-901 E/F/S; SOLAS on CD-Rom, version 3.0 IMO D930E;IMO D930F;IMO D930F; version 4.0 IMO DD110E;IMO DD110F;IMO DD110S; version 4.1 DD110F, DD110S; Internet subscription SD110E; IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

1184 UNTS 3 (C/E) 1185 UNTS 4 (F/R/S)

1980 RTAF 25

Jackson III/12

14 ILM 959

RMC I.3.20 II.3.20

1980 CanTS 45

Arroyo 3, p. 678

SD 23 p. 29

32 UST 47, 49 (E)

S.Ex.O, 94-2

14 ILM 963

58 Vert A759

SD 31(II):105(IBC Code), 215 (IGC Code) (1983)

Queneudec333

Burhenne 974:81

Global

UKTS 46(1980), Cmnd 7874

TIAS 9700

JOF 23 May 80

ATS 1983 No.22, Act 1979 No.98

Singh(2), vol 2, p.1052

 

 

 


MINISTÉRIO DA MARINHA. Diretoria de Portos e Costas - Brasil . Convençao internacional para salvaguarda da vida humana no mar (SOLAS): (Incorpora as emendas aprovadas até 1997).
3rd ed. Rio de Janeiro:
Ministério da Marinha, 1998.
Other source(s):

1300 UNTS 391 (E/F/R/S)

34 UST 4644

TIAS 10626

1984 RTAF 29

1983 UKTS 42, Cmnd 8989

1984 JOF:1975

 


Procès-verbal of rectification (Chinese authentic text) of 5 August 1983
Other source(s):

1331 UNTS 400 I

 

 

 

1981 Amendments (subdivision, machinery and electrical installations, fire protection, life-saving appliances, radio-communications, navigation, carriage of grain) (Chapters II-1, II-2, III, IV, V, VI)

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Adoption: 20 November 1981
Entry into force: 1 September 1984
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.1(XLV)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.06(NV.1) of 25 February 1982 (certified true copies in E/F/S); A1/C/9.06(NV.2) of 28 July 1982 (certified true copy in R); A1/C/9.06(NV.5) (procès-verbal of rectification to E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.06(NV.6) of 23 January 1986 (procès-verbal of rectification to E); A1/C/9.06(NV.8) of 11 June 1987(list of corrections to Chinese text); A1/C/9.06(NV.9) of procès-verbal of rectification to Spanish text;
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

1370 UNTS 2 (C/E)
62 Vert A812

1371 UNTS 2 (F/R)

1984 JOF 2870

1984 RTAF 1984 (494)

1983 Amendments (subdivision, electrical installation, fire protection, life-saving appliances, radiocommunications, carriage of dangerous goods, IBC and IGC Codes) (Chapters II-1, II-2, III, IV, VII)

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Adoption: 17 June 1983
Entry into force: 1 July 1986
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.6(48)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.07(NV.1) of 30 December 1983 and A1/C/9.14(NV.1) of 20 October 1989 (certified copies in C/E/F/S ); A1/C/9.07(NV.2) of 27 January 1984 (certified true copy of Russian text); A1/C/9.07(NV.4) of 23 October 1986 (proposed corrections to C/E/F/R/S); +A1/C/9.07(NV.5)/A1/C/9.14 (NV.4) of 7 December 1994 (corrections to French text); A1/C/9.07(NV.6)/A1/C/9.14(NV.5) of 2 April 1996 (procès-verbal of rectification to French text) of A1/C/9.07(NV.8) of 4 April 1997 (procès-verbal of rectification to Spanish text)
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.4(48) (Adoption of IBC Code).
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

SD 31 Vol. II p. 105
1986 RTAF 40 (671)

UKTS 13 (1998) Cm 3926

1986 JOF 8375

 


Adoption of IGC Code: IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.5(48)
Electronic text: IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

1431 UNTS 288

SD 31 Vol. II p.1 & p.215

1986 CanTS 47

 

UKTS 14 (1998) Cm 3927

UKTS 15 (1998), Cm 3928

 

1987 Amendments (IBC Code)

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Adoption: 29 April 1987
Entry into force: 30 October 1988
IMO publication(s): n/a. Certified copy only
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.10(54)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.10(NV.1) of 4 November 1987 (certified copy in E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.10(NV.3) of 14 November 1988 (certified copy in C)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

1522 UNTS 234 (E/F/R/S)

1989 JOF 5758

1989 RTAF 42 (323)

 

1988 Amendments (April and October)

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IMO publication(s):

1988 (April) Amendments (ro-ro passenger ship door indicators and television surveillance) (Chapter II-1)

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Adoption: 21 April 1988
Entry into force: 22 October 1989
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.11(55)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.11(NV.1) of 27 July 1988(certified copies in E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

1558 UNTS 474

UKTS 75 (1990), Cm 1251

1989 JOF 5636

1989 RTAF 107

1988 (October) Amendments (passenger ship damage stability, closure of cargo loading doors and stability information for passenger and cargo ships) (Chapter II-1)

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Adoption: 28 October 1988
Entry into force: 29 April 1990
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.12(56).
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.12 (NV.4) of 20 June 1990 (procès-verbal of rectification of amendments to Spanish text)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

UKTS 6 (1998), Cm 3848

US DOS 90-140

CTIA 90(2):637

1990 JOF 6501

1990 RTAF 54 (477)

 

 

 

1988 (November) Amendments (GMDSS)

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Adoption: 11 November 1988
Entry into force: 1 February 1992
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution 1 and 2 of the Conference of Contracting Governments to SOLAS 74 HSSC/CONF 11
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/10.03 (NV.1)//A1/C/9.13 (NV.1)of 6 June 1989 (certified copies E/F/R/S; A1/U/2.06 of 2 June 1989; A1/C/10.03 (NV.2) of 2 July 1990 replacing note verbale of 6 June 1989 (Final Act with resolutions 2 to 8 and resolution 1): certified copies in A/C/E/F/R/S; A1/C/10.03(NV.3) of 6 July 1990 (correction to Russian text); A1/C/10.03 (NV.4)//A1/C/9.13 (NV.4) of 28 February 2001 (procès-verbal of rectification)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega; GMDSS Handbook on CD- ROM
Other source(s):

TIAS 11965

US DOS 92-74

CTIA 92(2):255

 

1989 (April) Amendments (subdivision, fire protection, radio-communications, life-saving appliances, navigation, carriage of dangerous goods) (Chapters II-1, II-2, III, IV, V, VII)

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Adoption: 11 April 1989
Entry into force: 1 February 1992
Certified copies: A/E/F/S/R
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.13(57)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.14(NV.1) of 20 October 1989 (certified copies A/E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.14(NV.2); A1/C/9.14(NV.3) of 19 September 1991(certified copy in C); A1/C/9.07(NV.6)//A1/C/9.14(NV.5) of 2 April 1996 (procès-verbal of rectification to French text)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

UKTS 9 (1998), Cm 3851

 

 

 

1989 (April) Amendments (list of chemicals – IBC Code)

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Adoption: 24 May 1990
Entry into force: 13 October 1990
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.14(57)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.15(NV.1) of 20 December 1989 (certified copies in E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.15(NV.3) of 13 September 1990 (correction to reference in resolution) ;A1/C/9.15(NV.4) of 17 January 1991 (certified copy in Chinese)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

1998 UKTS 1998 Cm 3851

 

 

 

1990 Amendments

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IMO publication(s):

1990 (May) Amendments (Harmonised system of survey and certification – IBC Code)

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Adoption: 24 May 1990
Entry into force: 3 February 2000
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.16(58); Resolution MEPC.40(29)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.17 (NV.1) of 20 December 1990 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S) A1/C/9.17 (NV.1) of 17 January 1991 (certified copies in C E/F/R/S) A1/C/9.16(NV.2)/ A1/C/9.17 (NV.2) of 29 March 1999)
Electronic text: IMO-Vega

1990 (May) Amendments (Harmonised system of survey and certification – IGC Code)

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Adoption: 24 May 1990
Entry into force: 3 February 2000
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.17(58)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.17 (NV.1) of 20 December 1990 (certified copies in C E/F/R/S) A1/C/9.17 (NV.1) of 17 January 1991 (certified copies in C E/F/R/S) A1/C/9.16(NV.2)/ A1/C/9.17 (NV.2) of 29 March 1999)
Electronic text: IMO-Vega

1990 (May) Amendments (cargo ship subdivision and damage stability) (Chapter II-1)

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Adoption: 24 May 1990
Entry into force: 1 February 1992
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.19(58)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.18(NV.1) of 11 December 1990 (certified true copies of C/E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.18(NV.4)//A1/C/9.19 (NV.4) of 1 November 1996 (procès -verbal of rectification to Russian text)
Electronic text: IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

UKTS 3 (1998), Cm 3845

 

 

 

1991 Amendments
IMO publication(s):

1991 Amendments (fire protection, life-saving appliances, navigation, carriage of cargoes, (Grain Code), carriage of dangerous goods) (Chapters II-2, III, V, VI, VII)

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Adoption: 23 May 1991
Entry into force: 1 January 1994
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.22(59)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C.9.19(NV1) of 20 December 1991( certified copies C/E/F/R/S) ; A1/C/9.18(NV.4) of 1 November 1996 (procès-verbal - verbal of rectification to Russian text)
Other source(s):

UKTS 18 (1988), Cm 3934
1994 JOF 12657

US DOS 94-8
1994 RTAF 59

US DOS 94-51

CTIA 94(1):495

1991 Adoption of the International Grain Code

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Adoption: 23 May 1991
Entry into force: 1 January 1994
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.23(59)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.19(NV.1) of 20 December 1991 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
Other source(s):

UKTS 19 (1998), Cm 3935
1994 JOF 12657

US DOS 94-8
1994 RTAF 59

US DOS 94-51

CTIA 94(1):495

1992 SOLAS Amendments

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IMO publication(s):

1992 (April) Amendments (existing ro-ro passenger ship damage stability) (chapter II-1)
Adoption: 10 April 1992
Entry into force: 1 October 1994
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.26(60)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.20 (NV.1) of 6 August 1992 (certified copies in C/E /F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

1992 (April) Amendments (existing passengership fire protection) (chapter II-2)
Adoption: 10 April 1992
Entry into force: 1 October 1994
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.24(60)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.20 (NV.1) of 6 August 1992 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

1992 (December) Amendments (construction, fire protection, life‑saving appliances, emergency alarm systems) (chapters II-1, II-2, III, IV)
Adoption: 11 December 1992
Entry into force: 1 October 1994
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC 27(61)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.21(NV.1) of 10 August 1993 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.21(NV.4) of 24 June 1994 (certified copy of corrected page 11 to English text and notification to remove pages 23 to 30 of Spanish text of certified copies as being extraneous)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

UKTS 11 (1998), Cm 3856

 

 

 

1992 Amendments (IBC Code – list of chemical, cargo tank venting and gas-freeing arrangements and other amendments)
Adoption: 11 December 1992
Entry into force: 1 July 1994
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.28(61) ; MEPC.55(33) of 30 October 1992
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.22(NV.1) of 10 August 1993 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.22(NV.4) //A1/U/3.20(NV.4) of 24 October 1995 (procès-verbal of rectification); A1/C/9.23(NV.4) of 1 November 1996 (procès-verbal of rectification to C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

1992 Amendments (IGC Code – cargo containment, fire protection, use of cargo as fuel, special requirements and summary of minimum requirements)
Adoption: 11 December 1992
Entry into force: 1 July 1994
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.30(61).
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.23(NV.1) of 10 August 1993 (certified true copies in C/E/F/R/S) ; A1/C/9.23 (NV.3) of 24 June 1994 (Procès-verbal of rectification)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

1994 Amendments

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Annex 1 (chapters V, II-2, ship-reporting systems, emergency towing arrangements on tankers)
Adoption: 23 May 1994
Entry into force: 1 January 1996
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.31(63)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.25 (NV.1) of 25 October 1994 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 42:50 (1994)

UKTS 7 (1998), Cm 3849

MMCC2 pp 433-436

 

Annex 2 (protection of fuel lines, navigation bridge visibility, arrangements for oil etc) (Chapter V, II-2)
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.31(63)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.25 (NV.1) of 25 October 1994 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 42:50

 

 

 

1994 Amendments (IGC Code-filling limits of cargo tanks)

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Adoption: 24 May 1994
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
Certified copy only
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.32(63)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.25 (NV.2) of 25 October 1994 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 42:58

 

 

 

1994 Conference Amendments

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Annex 1 (new chapter X – International Code of Safety for high speed craft (HSC Code), new chapter XI
- Special measures to enhance maritime safety, ship identification number and port state control on operational requirements)

Adoption: 24 May 1994
Entry into force: 1 January 1996
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.36(63); SOLAS/CONF.2/27 of 21 June 1994
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.24 (NV.1) (certified copies in A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 42:58

UKTS 8 (1998), Cm 3850

 

 

Annex 2 (new chapter IX – International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention, (ISM Code))

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Adoption: 24 May 1994
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.741(18)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.24 (NV.1) of 25 October 1994 (certified copies in A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

UKTS 27 (1998), Cm 3997

 

 

 

1994 (December) Amendments (cargo information, loading, stowage and securing) (chapters VI, VII)

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Adoption: 9 December 1994
Entry into force: 1 July 1996
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.42(64)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.26 (NV.1) of 24 February 1995 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 42:237

UKTS 92(1996), Cm 3455

 

 

1995 (May) Amendments (ships' routeing) (chapter V)

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Adoption: 16 May 1995
Entry into force: 1 January 1997
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
Certified copy
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.46(65)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.27 (NV.1) of 5 October 1995 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 43:88 (1995)

UKTS 15 (1997), Cm 3552

 

 

1995 (November) Amendments (Ro-ro passenger ship safety) (Chapters II-1, II-2, III, IV, V, VI)

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Adoption: 29 November 1995
Entry into force: 1 July 1997
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
Certified copy only
IMO document(s): (Conference Resolution 1).
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.28 (NV.1) of 27 August 1996 (certified copies in E/F/S); A1/C/9.28 (NV.4) of 29 June 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification) ; A1/C/9.28 (NV.5) of 29 June 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification) A1/C/9.28 (NV.6) of 29 March 1999; A1/C/9.28(NV.7) of 25 August 2000 (procès-verbal of rectification to the Spanish text).
Other source(s):

SD 44:49

UKTS 4 (1998) Cm 3846

 

 

1996 Amendments (Chapter II-1 (subdivision and stability), Chapter III (life-saving appliances and arrangements), Chapter VI (cargo information, acceptability for shipment, loading, unloading and stowage of bulk cargo, responsibilities of bulk cargo terminals), Chapter XI (authorisation of recognised organisations))

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Adoption: 4 June 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.47(66).
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.1) of 1 May 1997( certified copies E/F/S) and A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (certified copies in C/R); A1/C/9.29 (NV.8) of 4 February 1999 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments (E/F/S); A1/C/9.29 (NV.9) of 29 March 1999 (procès-verbal of rectification); A1/C/9.29 (NV.10) of 25 august 2000 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments in Spanish)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 44:139

UKTS 45 (1998) Cm 4064

 

 

1996 Amendments (adoption of the International Life-Saving Appliance Code, 1996 (LSA Code))

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Adoption: 4 June 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.48(66)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.1) of 1 May 1997(certified copies E/F/S) ;A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (certified true copies in C/R). A1/C/9.29 (NV.8), of 4 February 1999 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments); A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments in Spanish)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMCII.3.45

 

 

 

1996 Amendments (amendments to Enhanced Survey Guidelines – new annex on guidelines for technical assessment in conjunction with planning of surveys)

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Adoption: 4 June 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.49(66); ; Resolution A.744(18)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.1) of 1 May 1997 (certified copies E/F/S); A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (copies in C/R). A1/C/9.29 (NV.8), of 4 February 1999 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments);A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments in Spanish)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

UKTS 36 (1998) Cm 4040

 

 

 

1996 Amendments (IBC Code- list of chemicals)

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Adoption: 4 June 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.50(66)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.1) of 1 May 1997 certified copies E/F/S; A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (certified true copies in C/R); A1/C/9.29 (NV.8) of 4 February 1999(E/F/S) (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments); A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments in Spanish)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

UKTS 54 (1998) Cm 4160

 

 

 

1996 Amendments (IBC Code – vague expressions)

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Adoption: 5 December 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.58(67)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.1) of 1 May 1997 (certified copies E/F/S); A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (certified true copies in C/R); A1/C/9.29 (NV.8), of 4 February 1999 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments); A1/C/9.29 (NV.2) of 12 March 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification to text of amendments in Spanish)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

UKTS 55 (1998) Cm 4161

 

 

 

1996 Amendments (IGC Code- reference to recognised standards, miscellaneous)

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Adoption: 5 December 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.59(67)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.3) of 3 March 1998 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.29 (NV.7) of 29 June 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification); A1/C/9.29(NV.9) of 29 March 1999(procès-verbal of rectification)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

UKTS 53 (1998) Cm 4159

 

 

 

1996 Amendments (construction, machinery and electrical installations, carriage of dangerous goods, fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction (FTP Code) (chapters II-1, II-2, V))

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Adoption: 5 December 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1988
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.57(67).
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.3) of 3 March 1998 (certified copies C/E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.29 (NV.7) of 29 June 1998 (Procès-verbal of rectification); A1/C/9.29(NV.9) of 29 March 1999 (procès-verbal of rectification)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 45:5

UKTS 52 (1998) Cm 4158

 

 

1996 Amendments (Adoption of the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code))

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Adoption: 5 December 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.61(67)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.29 (NV.3) of 3 March 1998 (certified copies C/E/F/R/S); A1/C/9.29 (NV.7) of 29 June 1998 (procès-verbal of rectification); A1/C/9.29(NV.9) of 29 March 1999(procès-verbal of rectification)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

1997 Amendments (Chapter II-1 (specific requirements for passenger ships, subdivision and stability; Chapter V vessel traffic services))

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Adoption: 4 June 1997
Entry into force: 1 July 1999
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.65(68)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.30 (NV.1) of 26 May 1998 (certified copies C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

SD 45:59

 

 

 

1997 Amendments (new chapter XII on bulk carrier safety)

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Adoption: 27 November 1997
Entry into force: 1 July 1999
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution 1 of the 1997 SOLAS Conference

1997 Amendments (amendments to the Enhanced Surveys Guidelines – new annex on requirements for extent of thickness measurement and associated amendments to the guidelines, new section on repairs relative to damages and wastage holds)

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Adoption: 27 November 1997
Entry into force: 1 July 1999
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.744(18); (Conference Resolutions 1 and 2)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.31 (NV.1) of 18 September 1998 (certified true copies in E/F/S) ; A1/C/9.31 (NV.3) of 29 March 1999 (certified copy of final act (with resolutions 3 to 9 and of resolutions 1 and 2 in C/R
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

1997 Agreement concerning specific stability requirements for ro-ro passengerships undertaking regular scheduled international voyages between or to or from designated ports in North WestEurope and the Baltic Sea

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Adoption: Stockholm 27-28 February 1996
Entry into force: 1 April 1997
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): SLF 40/Inf.14; IMO Circular letter No.1891, dated 29 April 1996.
Note(s) verbale(s): T1/3.01 (NV.1) of 10 October 1997 (certified copies in E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.140

 

 

 

1998 Amendments (Chapter II-1 (watertight bulkheads); Chapter IV (GMDSS); Chapter VI (stowage and securing); Chapter VII (stowage and securing))

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Adoption: 18 May 1998
Entry into force: 1 July 2002
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.69(69)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.32 (NV.1) of 30 July 1998 (certified copies C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC II.3.25

 

 

 

1999 Amendment (chapter VII (carriage of dangerous goods, adoption of the INF Code))

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Adoption: 27 May 1999
Entry into force:1 January 2001
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.87(71) and MSC.88(71) :Adoption of the INF Code
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.33(NV.1) of 8 May 2000 (certified copies of both resolutions in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

2000 Amendments (chapter III (helicopter landing areas, appendix certificates))

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Adoption: 26 May 2000
Entry into force: 1 January 2002
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.91(72)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.34(NV.1) of 29 June 2001 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

2000 Amendments (chapters II-1 (emergency towing arrangements on tankers; new installation of materials containing asbestos; emergency source of electrical power in cargo ships, II-2 (revised , chapter V (revised), chapter IX (definitions; application; requirements for high-speed craft; appendix on Record of Equipment)

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Adoption: 5 December 2000
Entry into force: 1 July 2002 Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC 99(73) Chapter II-1 amendments, II-2 amendments, V, IX, X, appendix certificates amendments
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.35 (NV.2) of 3 April 2002 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S); procès -verbal of rectification to E/F/R/S
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

2000 Amendments (FTP Code; IBC Code; IGC Code; ISM Code)

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Adoption: 5 December 2000
Entry into force: 1 July 2002 Printed text
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): MSC.101(73) (FTP Code) ; MSC.102(73) IBC Code; MSC.103(73) IGC Code; MSC.104(73) ISM Code ; MSC.105(73) (amendment to resolution A.744(18)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.35 (NV.2) of 3 April 2002 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res; IMO Vega

2001 Amendments (Chapter VII. INF Code, HSC Code)

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Adoption: 6 June 2001
Entry into force: 1 January 2003
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): MSC.117(74) (Chapter VII); MSC.118(74) INF Code ; MSC.119(74) HSC Code.
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.36 (NV.1) of 10 February 2005 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S).

May 2002 Amendments (Ch.IX, V, VI (IMDG Code), VII (new part A and A-1), Appendix Certificates (Forms P, R); amendments to res.A.744 (18)VII)

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Adoption: 24 May 2002
Entry into force: 1 January 2004
IMO publication(s):

IMO Documents: MSC.123 (75) (Ch.IX, V, VI (IMDG Code), VII (new part A and A-1), Appendix Certificates (Forms P, R); MSC.125(75) (amendments to res.A.744 (18)VII Guidelines on the enhanced programme of inspections during surveys of bulk carriers and oil tankers.

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.37 (NV.1) of 10 February 2005 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

December 2002 Amendments (Technical provisions for means of access for inspections; Ch. II-1 (Construction - structure, subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations); Chapter II-2 (Fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction); Chapter III (Life-saving appliances and arrangements); Chapter XII (Additional Safety Measures for Bulk; amendments to INF Code))

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IMO publication(s):

IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
IMO documents:

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.38 (NV.1) of 10 February 2005 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S).
Adoption: 12 December 2002
Entry into force: 1 January 2005

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.38 (NV.2) of 10 February 2005 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S).
Adoption: 12 December 2002
Entry into force: 1 July 2004

Adoption: 12 December 2002
Entry into force: 1 July 2004
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/9.38 (NV.2) of 10 February 2005 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S).

December 2002 Amendments: New Chapter XI-2 (Maritime security); ISPS Code

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Adoption: 12 December 2002
Entry into force: 1 July 2004 (tacit acceptance)
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C/11.02 (NV.1) of 21 March 2003: Certified copies in E/F/S of amendments in E/F/S including Resolution 1;Certified copies in E/F/S of Final Act and Resolutions 3 to 11 in E/F/S; Certified copies of ISPS Code in E/F/S; A1/C/11.02 (NV.2) of 22 September 2003: Certified copies of amendments in in A/C/R including Resolution 1;Certified copies in A/C/R of Final Act and Resolutions 3 to 11 in in A/C/R; Certified copies of ISPS Code in A/C/R.
IMO electronic text(s): CD-ROM version 2003 b Code D116M (multilingual)
Other source(s):

RMC II.3.26, II.3.47

 

 

 

2003 Amendments (Chapter V, the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974)

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Adoption: 5 June 2003
Entry into force: 1 July 2006 (tacit acceptance)
IMO publication(s):

Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.142(77)
Note(s) verbale(s):A1/U/3.36(NV.1) of 4 June (certified copies in E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):
RMC I.3.21, II.3.21

Adoption: June 2003
Entry into force: 1 January 2005
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.144(77)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):A1/C/9.39(NV.2) of 2 June 2005 (certified copies A/E/F/R/S)

2004 Amendments (Chapter II-1)of the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974)

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Adoption: 20 May 2004
Entry into force: 1 January 2006
IMO publication(s):

Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.151(78)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):
RMC I.3.22, II.3.22

2004 Amendments (Chapter III ad IV) of the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974)

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Adoption: 20 May 2004
Entry into force: 1 July 2006 (tacit acceptance)
IMO publication(s):

Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.152(78)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

2004 Amendments (Chapter V)amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974)

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Adoption: 20 May 2004

Entry into force: 1 January 2006 (tacit acceptance)
IMO publication(s):

Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.153(78)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

May 2004 Amendments (IMDG Code)

Adoption : May 2004

Entry into force: 1 January 2006

IMO Publication(s):

IMO Document: MSC.157(78)

IMO electronic text(s): IMDG Code  on CD, IMDG Code on the Web

 

May 2004 Amendments (technical provisions for means of access for inspections)

Adoption : May 2004

Entry into force: 1 January 2006

IMO Publication (s):    

IMO Document: MSC.158(78)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, SOLAS Amendments 2003-2005 Virtual editions in E, F,S

 

December 2004 Amendments (Standards and criteria for side structures of bulk carriers of single-skin construction)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 July 2006

IMO Publication (s):    

IMO Document: MSC.168(79)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, SOLAS amendments 2003-2005 Virtual editions in E, F, S

 

2004 Amendments (Chapters II-1, III, V and XII)amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974)

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December 2004 Amendments (Chapters II-1, III, V and XII)

Adoption :  9 December 2004 (tacit acceptqance)

Entry into force: 1 July 2006

IMO Publication (s):    

IMO Document: MSC.170(79)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, SOLAS amendments 2003-2005 Virtual editions E, F,  S

 

December 2004 Amendments to the International Code for the application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 July 2006.

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.173(79)

Electronic texts(s): FTP Code Virtual editions E, F, S

 

December 2004 amendments (International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 1994)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 July 2006

IMO Document: MSC.174(79)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, HSC Virtual editions, E, F, S

 

December 2004 amendments ( International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000)

(2000 HSC Code)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 July 2006

IMO Document: MSC.175(79)

IMO Publication:

IMO electronic text(s) SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, HSC Virtual Editions E, F, S

 

December 2004 amendments (IBC Code)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 January 2007

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.176(79)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, IBC Code Virtual Editions E, F, S

 

December 2004 amendments (IGC Code)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 July 2006

IMO Document: MSC.177(79)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, IGC Code virtual editions E, F, S

 

December 2004 Amendments (INF Code)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 July 2006

IMO Document: MSC.178(79)

 

December 2004 Amendments(ISM Code)

Adoption : December 2004

Entry into force: 1 July 2006

IMO Document: MSC.179(79)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, ISM Code Virtual editions E, F, S

 

2005 Amendments (Chapters II-1, II-2, VI,IX, XI-1 and XI-2)and appendix to the Annex) amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974)

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Amendments to Chapter II-1, parts A, B, B-1, B and C, II-2, VI, IX, XI-1, XI-2

Adoption: 19 May 2005
Entry into force: 1 January 2007  (tacit acceptance)
IMO publication(s):

Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.194(80)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
 

May 2006 Amendments (Chapter II-2) amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974

Adoption: 18 May 2006
Entry into force: 1 July 2010
IMO publication(s): SOLAS 2006 amendments. Sales numbers: I173E ISBN 978-92-801-1482-9;
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.201(81)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s):
Other source(s):

May 2006 Amendments (Chapter V) amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974

Adoption: 19 May 2006
Entry into force: 1 January 2008
IMO publication(s): SOLAS 2006 amendments. Sales numbers: I173E ISBN 978-92-801-1482-9;
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.202(81)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s):
Other source(s):

December 2006 Amendments (Chapter II-1; chapter II-2; chapter III; chapter XII ) amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974

Adoption: 8 December 2006
Entry into force:  Annex 1 of Resolution MSC.216(82) :1 July 2008;Annex 2 of Resolution MSC.216(82) :1 January 2009; Annex 3 of Resolution MSC.216(82) :1 July 20010.
IMO publication(s): SOLAS 2006 amendments. Sales numbers: I173E ISBN 978-92-801-1482-9;
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.216(82)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s):

October 2007 amendments (Chapter IV, VI and appendix)

Adoption : October 2007

Entry into force: 1 July 2009,

IMO Publication (s):

IMO Document: MSC.239(83)

IMO electronic text(s):  IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the web,

 

 2006 Amendments (INF Code)

Adoption : October 2007

Entry into force: 1 July 2009

IMO Publication (s): International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships (INF Code)

IMO Document: MSC.241(83)

 

Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS PROT (amended) 1978)
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Adoption: 17 February 1978
Entry into force: 1 May 1981
Authentic texts of the Protocol, annex and appendix: A/C/E/F/R/S
Authentic texts of the Final Act: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): TSPP/CONF/10 and 10/Add1 of 16 February 1978; TSPP/CONF 11 of 16 February 1978; TSPP/CONF 12 of 2 March 1978
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/U/2.02 (NV.1) of 10 May 1978 (certified copy in E); A1/U/2.02 (NV.2) of 26 May 1978 (certified copy in F); A1/U/2.02 (NV.4) of 22 August1978 (certified copy in R); A1/U/2.02 (NV.3) of 22 June1978 (certified copy in S); A1/U/2.02 of 10 October 1978 (certified copy in C);
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

1226 UNTS 237(C/E/F/R/S/)

SD 26 p. 1

ATS 1983 No. 28, Act 1979 No. 98

TIAS 10009

JOF 13 May 81

9 Churchill 320

17 ILM 579

RMC I.3.30, II.3.30

Arroyo 1 vol II, p.1309

Arroyo 3, p.908

S.Ex.D, 96-1

Burhenne 974:81/A

1981 RTAF 31

58 Vert A760

Queneudec 369

UKTS 40 (1981), Cmnd 8277 and 36 (1987), Cmnd 196 p. 17 - (Cmnd. 8277) rectification; Cmnd. 7346

32 UST 5577, 5579(E), 5616(F) Singh 1983 vol2, 1339

1981 Amendments (steering gear)

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Adoption: 20 November 1981
Entry into force: 1 September 1984
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.2(XLV)
Other source(s):

1370 UNTS 329 (E)

RMC I, II.3.30

TIAS 11965

1984 JOF 2870

Misc. 25 (1982) Cmnd.874

1984 RTAF 40/ 733

 

 

1988 Amendments (GMDSS)

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Adoption: 11 November 1988
Entry into force: 1 February 1992
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s): Certified True Copy: Final Act of the Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, on the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System A/C/E/F/R/S
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): HSSC/CONF/11 and Corr. 1 Conference Resolution
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/C.10.03 (NV.1) of 6 June 1989 (certified copies); B1/A/1.03 (NV.2) of 6 July 1990 (certified copy of corrected text of the Final Act of the Conference in the Spanish language); A1/C/10.03 (NV.3) of 6 July 1990 (correction to Russian text); A1/C/10.03 (NV.2) of 2 July 1990 (corrected text of resolution 2 in A/C/E/F/R/S)
Other source(s):

RMC II.3.30

TIAS 11965

UKTS 5 (1998), (Cm 3847)

US DOS 92-74

CTIA 92(2):255

 

 

 

 

Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS PROT (HSSC) 1988)

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Adoption: 11 November 1988
Entry into force: 3 February 2000
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): HSSC/CONF/11 and Corr 1)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/Z/1.03 (NV.1), A1/Z/2.02 and A1/Z/3.02 of 6 June 1989 issued in E/F/S separetely and corrections to A/C/F/R/S sent with Note verbale A1/Z/2.02 (NV.2) of 20 June 1990 (notification of rectifications); A1/Z/2.02 (NV.3) of 28 February 2001 Proces-verbal of rectification: A/C/E/F/R/S
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.40, II.3.40

SD 36:170

US Treaty Doc 102-2, p.1

 

2000 Amendments (appendix certificates)

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Adoption: 26 May 2000
Entry into force: 1 January 2002
Printed text:
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): MSC.92(72)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/Z/2.04 (NV.1) of 29 June 2001( certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

2000 Amendments (modifications and additions to the appendix to the annex on Record of Equipment)

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Adoption: 5 December 2000
Entry into force: 1 July 2002
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): MSC.100(73)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/Z/2.05(NV.1) of 3 April 2002 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

2002 Amendments

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Adoption: 24 May 2002
Entry into force: 1 January 2004
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): MSC.124(75)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

2004 Amendments (May) Appendix

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Adoption: 20 May 2004
Entry into force: 1 July 2006 (tacit acceptance)
IMO publication(s):
IMO document(s): MSC.154(78)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):
RMC I.3.41, II.3.41

2004 Amendments (December)

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Adoption: 9 December 2004
Entry into force: 1 July 2006
IMO publication(s):
IMO document(s): MSC.171(79)
Note(s) verbale(s):

IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

December 2006 Amendments (Appendix-Certificates)

 

Adoption : 8 December 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2008

IMO Publication(s):

SOLAS 2006 Amendments. 2007 edition. Sales numbers 1173E ISBN 978-92-801-1482-9;1173F ISBN 978-92-801-2386-9;1173S ISBN 978-92-801-0150-1;1173A ISBN 978-92-801-5212-8

IMO Document: MSC.227(82)

IMO electronic text(s): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web

 

 

October 2007 Amendments (appendix to the Annex)

Adoption : October 2007

Entry into force: 1 July 2009

IMO Publication(s):

IMO Document: MSC.240(83)

IMO electronic text(s): ): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web

 

 

Agreement concerning specific stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships undertaking regular scheduled International voyages between on to or from designated ports in North West Europe and the Baltic sea (SOLAS AGR 1996).

 

Adoption : 27-28 February 1996

Entry into force: 1 April 1997

IMO Document: IMO Circular Letter No. 1891 1997

IMO electronic text(s): ): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web

 

Codes and other instruments made mandatory under SOLAS

 

International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.4(48)
Effective as from: 1 July 1986

1987 amendments (lists of chemicals)
IMO document(s): MSC.10(54)
Date: 30 October 1988

1989 amendments (lists of chemicals)
IMO document(s): MSC.14(57)
Date: 13 October 1990

1990 amendments (harmonized system of survey and certification)
IMO document(s): MSC.16(58)
Date: 3 February 2000

1992 amendments (list of chemicals, cargo tank venting and gas-freeing arrangements and other amendments)
IMO document(s): MSC.28(61)
Date: 1 July 1994

1996 amendments (lists of chemicals)
IMO document(s): MSC.50(66)
Date: 1 July 1998

1996 amendments (vague expressions)
IMO document(s): MSC.58(67)
Date: 1 July 1998

2000 (chapters 5, 8, 14, 15 and 16) amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.102(73)
Date: 1 July 2002

2004 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.176(79)
Date: [1 January 2007]

International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.5(48)
Effective as from: 1 July 1986

1990 amendments (harmonized system of survey and certification)
IMO document(s): MSC.17(58)
Date: 3 February 2000

1992 amendments (cargo containment, fire protection, use of cargo as fuel, special requirements and summary of minimum requirements)
IMO document(s): MSC.30(61)
Date: 1 July 1994

1994 amendments (filling limits for cargo tanks)
IMO document(s): MSC.32(63)
Date: 1 July 1998

1996 amendments (reference to recognized standards, miscellaneous)
IMO document(s): MSC.59(67)
Date: 1 July 1998

2000 (chapters 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 18) amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.103(73)
Date: 1 July 2002

2004 (chapters 3 and 10) amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.177(79)
Date: [1 July 2006]

International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk (Grain Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.23(59)
Effective as from: 1 January 1994

International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (1994 HSC Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.36(63)
Effective as from: 1 January 1996

2001 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.119(74)
Date: 1 January 2003

2004 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.174(79)
Date: [1 July 2006]

2000 International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (2000 HSC Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.97(73)
Effective as from: 1 July 2002

2004 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.175(79)
Date: [1 July 2006]

Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections During Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers
IMO document(s): resolution A.744(18)
Effective as from: 1 January 1996

1996 amendments (new annex on guidelines for technical assessment in conjunction with planning of surveys)
IMO document(s): MSC.49(66)
Date: 1 July 1998

1997 amendments (new annex on requirements for extent of thickness measurement and associated amendments to the guidelines, new section on repairs relative to damages and wastage in holds)
IMO document(s): Conference resolution 2
Date: 1 July 1999

2000 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.105(73)
Date: 1 July 2002

2002 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.125(75)
Date: 1 January 2004

2003 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.144(77)
Date: 1 January 2005

2005 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.197(80)
Date: [1 January 2007]

International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code)
IMO document(s): resolution A.741(18)
Effective as from: 1 July 1998

2000 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.104(73)
Date: 1 July 2002

2005 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.195(80)
Date: [1 January 2007]

International Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code
IMO document(s): MSC.48(66)
Effective as from: 1 July 1998

International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.61(67)
Effective as from: 1 July 1998

2000 amendments (Annexes I and II)
IMO document(s): MSC.101(73)
Date: 1 July 2002

2004 amendments (Annex I)
IMO document(s): MSC.173(79)
Date: [1 July 2006]

International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships (INF Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.88(71)
Effective as from: 1 January 2001

2001 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.118(74)
Date: 1 January 2003

2002 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.135(75)
Date: 1 July 2004

2004 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.178(79)
Date: [1 July 2006]

International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.98(73)
Date: 1 July 2002

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
IMO document(s): MSC.122(75)
Date: 1 January 2004

2004 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.157(78)
Date: 1 January 2006

International Code for the Security of Ships and of 1 July 2004 Port Facilities (ISPS Code)
Date: 1 July 2004

2005 amendments
IMO document(s): MSC.196(80)
Date: [1 January 2009]

 

International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LL 1966)
(See more)

Adoption: 5 April 1966
Entry into force: 21 July 1968
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s):
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/G/2.02 (NV.3) of 6 July 1966 (certified true copies in E/F); A1/G/2.05 (circular letter No 860 of 2 February 1982 (corrections to Spanish translation); A1/G/2.05 (NV.6) of 30 January 1969 (procès -verbal of rectification to E/F); A1/G/2.05 (NV.7) of 7 July 1969 (certified true copy of procès-verbal of rectification in E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega (incl. All amendments)
Other source(s):

640 UNTS 133 (E/F)

RMC I.3.50; II.3.50

UKTS 58 (1968) Cmnd. 3708, Cmnd. 3070

SD 10:1

TIAS 6331

Arroyo 1 vol II, p.1342

Arroyo 3, p. 929

S.Ex.S, 89-2

18 UST 1857

1969 JOF 1036

1969 RTAF 9

35 Vert A470

Jackson 111/9

Queneudec,381

Singh 1983,II, p.982

ATS 1968 No. 23, Act 1968 No. 62

 

 

1971/1975/1979/1983 Amendments
IMO publication(s):

1971 Amendments (general)
Adoption: 12 October 1971
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F/
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.231(VII)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/G/2.07 (NV.1) of 12 June 1972 (certified true copy in E/F)
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.51, II.3.51

Misc.37 (1972)

 

 

Cmnd. 5093

S.Ex.D, 93-1

 

 

1975 Amendment (article 29)
Adoption: 12 November 1975
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.319(IX)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/G/2.07 (NV.3) of 24 February 1976 and A1/G/2.07 (NV.4) of 24 February 1976 (certified true copy in E/F)
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.52, II.3.52

SD 24:63

S.Ex.GG, 96-1

 

Misc.18 (1976)

Cmnd. 6543

 

 

1979 Amendment (seasonal area)
Adoption: 15 November 1979
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F/
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.411(XI)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/G/2.07 (NV.7) of 14 March 1984
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.53,II.3.53

US Treaty Doc 97-14 Misc.14 (1980)

 

1983 Amendments (seasonal area)
Adoption: 17 November 1983
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution A.513(13)
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/G/2.07 (NV.7) of 14 March 1984 (certified true copies in E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.554, II.3.54

US Treaty Doc. 100-12

 

 

1995 Amendment (seasonal area)
Adoption: 23 November 1995
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A. 784(19)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/G/2.07 (NV.8) of 21 March 1996 (certified copy in E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.75, II.3.55

SD 44:47

 

 

Cm 3310. Commentary

NIA 29 October 1996

JSCT No. 4 of November 1996 p.26

 2005 amendments

Adoption : 1 December 2005

Entry into force: 3 February 2010

IMO Document:  Assembly Resolution: A.972(24)

Note(s) verbale(s):A1/G/2.07(NV.9) of 3 February 2006

IMO electronic text(s): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web

Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LL PROT 1988)

Adoption: 11 November 1988
Entry into force: 3 February 2000
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S. Official translation in Italian
Printed text(s):
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): HSSC/CONF/12
IMO electronic text(s): IMO-Vega
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.60, II.3.60

SD 36:176

US Treaty Doc 102-2, p.83

 

Commentary: NIA 10 September 1996

JSCT No. 2 of October 1996 p.3

2003 amendments(Annex B)

(See more)
Adoption: 5 June 2003
Entry into force: 1 January 2005
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.143(77)
Note(s) verbale(s):A1/2/3.03(NV.1) of 2 June 2005 (certified copies in A/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s):
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.61, II.3.61

 

 

 

 

 

2004 amendments

(See more)
Adoption: 9 December 2004
Entry into force: 1 July 2006 (tacit acceptance)s
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.172(79)
Note(s) verbale(s):
IMO electronic text(s):

2006 amendments (Annex B)

Adoption :  December 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2008

IMO Document:  MSC.223(82

 

Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement, 1971 (STP 1971)
(See more)

Adoption: 6 October 1971
Entry into force: 2 January 1974
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/L/1.02 (NV.2) of 16 August 1972 (certified true copy in E/F); A1/L/1.02 (NV.4) of 13 June1973 (certified true copy in S); A1/L/1.02 (NV.5) of 2 September 1975 (certified true copy in R)
Other source(s):

910 UNTS 61(E/F)

Cmnd 5103(Final Act)

 

 

JOF 13 Mar 75

Cmnd 7761

 

 

Singh 1983 (II, p.1410)

1975 RTAF 13

UKTS 7 (1980)

 

 

Protocol on Space Requirements for Special Trade Passenger Ships, 1973
(SPACE STP 1973)

Adoption: 13 July 1973
Entry into force: 2 June 1977
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/L/2.02 (NV.2) of 25 September1973 (certified true copy in E/F); A1/L/2.02 (NV.4) of 20 May 1974 (certified true copy in S) A1/L/2.02 (NV.5) of 5 April 1978 (certified true copy in R)
Other source(s):

1046 UNTS 317 (E/F)

JOF 12 Jun 77

1977 RTAF 43

SD 22:82 1973

UKTS 7(1980), Cmnd 7761

 

 

 

 

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1960 (COLREG 1960)

Adoption: 17 June 1960
Entry into force: 1 September 1965
Authentic text: E/F
Other source(s):

ATS 1967 No. 7

UKTS 23 (1966) (Cmnd. 2956)

TIAS 5813

23 VERTA268

Global

 

 

 

 

Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended (COLREG)
(See more)

Adoption: 20 October 1972
Entry into force: 15 July 1977
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/M/1.02 (NV.1) of 27 June 1973 (certified copy in E/F); A1/M/1.02 (NV.2) of 25 June 1973 (certified copy in E); A1/M/1.02 (NV.3) of 6 August 1973 (certified copy in S);A1/M/1.02 (NV.4) of 3 June 1974 (certified copy in R); A1/M/1.04 (NV.1) of 21 January 1974 (procès-verbal of rectification; A1/M/1.04// Circular letter No 807 of 24 February 1981 (procès-verbal of rectification to Spanish text);
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1050 UNTS 16 (E/F)

28 UST 3459

TIAS 8587

JOF 8 Jul 77

54 Vert A711

Jackson III/11

4 Churchill 245

RMC I.3.250,II.3.250

Arroyo 1 Vol. II, p.1368

Arroyo 3, p. 945

1977 RTAF 46

SATS 1977/1

SD 21:96 1972

1976 NZTS 26

Burhenne 972:77

 

UKTS 77(1977) Cmnd 6962

SINGH 1983 I,3

Queneudec, 287

Rectification of 1.12.1973 of the Authentic text: 1143 UNTS 347 (E/F)

1981 amendments (general)
Adoption: 19 November 1981
Entry into force: 1 June 1983
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.64(XII)
Note(s) verbale(s): T2/3.02 (NV.3) of 8 May 1981 (proposed amendments); A1/C/4.02(NV.1) of 15 January 1982 (certified copies in E/F); A1/M/1.05 (NV.3) (erroneously typed as NV.2) of 30 September 1982 ) (procès-verbal of rectification to French text); A1/M/1.05(NV.5) of 31 March 1983 (procès-verbal of rectification to E/F; A1/M/1.05(NV.6) of 22 August 1983 (certified copy in S); A1/M/1.05//circular letter No 962/ of 2 December 1983 (procès-verbal of rectification to Spanish text)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1323 UNTS 353 (E/F)

RMC II.3.250

TIAS 10672

1983 JOF 1698

1983 RTAF 31

61 Vert A798

UKTS 68 (1984) Cmnd. 9340

Cmnd. 8500, 8846

 

 

 

1987 Amendment (general)
Adoption: 19 November 1987
Entry into force: 19 November 1989
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.626(15)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/M/1.06 (NV.1) of 15 April 1988 (certified copies in E/F);A1/M/1.06 (NV.2) of 29 April 1988 (certified copies in R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1558 UNTS 436 (E/F)

UKTS 7 (1996), Cm 3139

1990 JOF 667

 

1990 RTAF 9

RMC II.3.250

 

 

1989 Amendment (general)
Adoption: 19 October 1989
Entry into force: 19 April 1991
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.678(16)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/M/1.07 (NV.1) of 15 December 1989 (certified copies in E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

RMC II.3.250

US DOS 91-96

CTIA 91(2):707

1992 JOF 4590

1992 RTAF 14 (138)

UKTS 8 (1996), Cm 3140

 

 

1993 Amendment (general)
Adoption: 4 November 1993
Entry into force: 4 November 1995
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.736(18)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/M/1.08 (NV.1) of 24 January 1994 (certified copies in E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

1050 UNTS 16 and 1143 346 (rectification) (E/F)

1976 NZTS 26

1977 CanTS 45

RMC II.3.250

Cmnd. 5471

SD 21:96

TIAS 8587

UKTS 9 (1996), Cm.3141

ATS 1980 No. 5, Act 1979 No. 98

 

 

2001 Amendment (WIG craft provisions)
Adoption: 29 November 2001
Entry into force: 29 November 2003
Authentic text: E/F
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution A.910(22)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/M/1.09(NV.1) of 17 June 2002; Certified copies (E/F)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO CD/Res

2007 amendments

 

Adoption : 29 November 2007

Entry into force: 1 December 2009

IMO Document:  Assembly Resolution: A1004 (25)

IMO electronic text(s): ): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web

 

 

International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, as amended (CSC 1972)
(See more)

Adoption: 2 December 1972
Entry into force: 6 September 1977
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S/
Printed text(s):
IMO Publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/N/1.02(NV.1) of 20 November 1974 (certified copy in E);A1/N/1.02(NV.2) of 9 April 1975 (certified copy in F);A1/N/1.02(NV.3) of 9 April 1975 (certified copy in S); A1/N/1.02(NV.4) of 5 August 1975 (certified copy in R); A1/N/1.04 (NV.2) of 15 September 1976 (procès-verbal of rectification to E/R/S)
Other source(s):

United Nations Document E/CONF.59/44 and E/CONF.59/46

1064 UNTS 3 (C/E/F/R/S) (procès -verbal of rectification dated 25 June 1976)

RMC I.5.180, II.5.180

UKTS 40 (1979), Cmnd 7535, CMnd 5376

29 UST 3709

TIAS 9037

JOF 18 Sep 1977

1977 RTAF 64

54 Vert A715

S.Ex.X, 93-1

1982 CanTS 34

ATS 1981/3

SD 21:73 1972

1975 NZTS 13

Burhenne 972:89

Global

SINGH 1983 vol 2, p.1440

1981 Amendment (Annex I) (transitional arrangements for plating)
Adoption: 2 April 1981
Entry into force: 1 December 1981
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): CSC/Circ.55 ; MSC XLIV/21
Note(s) verbale(s): T3/2.05 (NV.2) of 3 June 1981; A1/N/1.06 (NV.1) of 24 November 1981 (certified copies in E/F/R/S
Other source(s):

1263 UNTS 477 (C/E/F/R/S)

UKTS 93 (1981), Cmnd 8445

TIAS 10220

SD 29:1 1981

1982 JOF 545

1982 RTAF 11

Global

 

1983 Amendment (Annexes I and II) (re‑examination intervals)
Adoption: 13 June 1983
Entry into force: 1 January 1984
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.3(48)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/N/1.06 (NV.4) of 16 January 19894 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
Other source(s):

1348 UNTS 328,330 (C/E/F/R/S)

1984 JOF 760 UKTS 20 (1984), Cmnd 9180

TIAS 10914

1984 CanTS 43

SD 31(I):26 1986

RMC I.5.180, II.5.180

1984 RTAF 7

Global

 

 

1991 Amendment (Annexes I and II) (modified containers/tank containers)
Adoption: 17 May 1991
Entry into force: 1 January 1993
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.20(59)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/N/1.06 (NV.5) of 19 September 1991 (certified copies C/E/F/R/S)
Other source(s):

RMC I.5.180, II.5.180

Global

US DOS 93-6

SD 39:73 1991

UKTS 6 (1996), Cm.3138

 

 

 

1993 Amendments (to Convention and Annexes I and II) SI Units
Adoption: 4 November 1993
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution A.737(18)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/N/1.06(NV.7) of 24 January 1994 (certified copies A/C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega; IMO electronic text(s): IMO CD/Res
Other source(s):

RMC I.5.182, II.5.182

SD 42:1 1994

Global

 

 

Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organisation (INMARSAT) 1976, as amended (INMARSAT C)
(See more)

Adoption: 3 September 1976
Entry into force: 16 July 1979
Authentic Text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO documents: MARSAT/CONF/28 and MARSAT/CONF/29. CL 2059
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/S/1.02//A1/S/2.02 (Circular letter No 344 of 16 December 1976)(certified copy); A1/S/1.04//A1/S/2.03 Circular letter No 570 of 27 November 1978 (procès-verbal of rectification to F/S/R); A1/S/1.04 (NV.2) of 15 March 1990 (procès-verbal of rectification to F); T2/7.04 (NV.6) of 22 June 1976 (certified copies in R/S); Operating Agreement: MARSAT/CONF/39 of 27 October 1976 (E/F); Text of Convention: MARSAT/CONF/38 of 27 October 1976 (E/F)
Other source(s):

1143 UNTS 105 (E/F/R/S)

RMC I.3.260, II.3.260

Arroyo 3, p. 71

SINGH 1983, I, 113

UKTS 94 (1979), Cmnd 7722

Global

1977 NZTS 14

58 Vert A755

31 UST 1

TIAS 9605

JOF 29 Nov 79

1979 RTAF 53

15 ILM 1051

1979 CanTS 35

ATS 1979/10

SD 24:130 1975-76

1985 Amendment
Adoption: 16 October 1985
Entry into force: 13 October 1989
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Circular letter No 1086 of 9 December 1985
Other source(s):

27 ILM 691, 692

RMC II.3.270

UKTS 27 (1991), Cm.1493

1989 CanTS 48

ATS 1990/12

1990 JOF 10049

1990 RTAF 76

Global

1989 Amendment
Adoption: 19 January 1989
Entry into force: 26 June 1997
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Other source(s):

SD 37:6 (1986)

Global

 

 

1994 Amendment (change of title, Council composition)
Adoption: 9 December 1994
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s): Certified copy only
Inmarsat Assembly document
Other source(s):

RMC I, II.3.23

Global

Misc 4 (1996), Cm.3070

SD 42:240 (1994)

1998 Amendment (restructuring of the Organization)
Adoption: 24 April 1998
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):

 

2006 Amendments

Adoption : 29 September 2006

The IMSO Assembly decided to apply the amendments provisionally, with effect from 7 March 2007, pending their formal entry into force

 

Operating Agreement on the International Maritime Satellite Organisation (INMARSAT), as amended (INMARSAT OA (amended))

Adoption: 3 September 1976
Entry into force: 16 July 1979
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO Publication(s):

IMO document(s): MARSAT/CONF/28 and MARSAT/CONF/29
Note(s) verbale(s): T2/7.04 (NV.6) of 22 June 1976 (Russian and Spanish text of Convention and Operating Agreement)
Other source(s):

1142 UNTS 213 (E), 222 (F)

SINGH 1983, I, 113

31 UST 135 (E), 147 (F)

TIAS 9605

UKTS 94 (1979), Cmnd 7722

1979 CanTS 35

ATS 1979/10

SD 24:148 1975/76

1977 NZTS 14

1979 JOF 2960

1979 RTAF 53 (574)

58 Vert A755 (358)

Global

15 ILM 233

RMC II.3.270

 

1985 Amendment (aeronautical-satellite communications)
Adoption: 16 October 1985
Entry into force: 13 October 1989
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/S/1.02//A1/S/2.02 circular letter No 1086 of 9 December 1985 (certified copies in E/F/R/S)
Other source(s):

27 ILM 691

RMC II.3.270

UKTS 27 (1991), Cm.1493

1989 CanTS 48

ATS 1990/12

1990 JOF 10049

1990 RTAF 76

Global

1989 Amendment (land mobile-satellite communications)
Adoption: 19 January 1989
Entry into force: 26 June 1997
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/S/1.02 //A1/S/2.02 (Circular letter No 1234 of 13 February 1989: certified copies in E/F/R/S)
Other source(s):

SD 37:6 (1986)

Global

 

 

1994 Amendment (change of title, Council composition)
Adoption: 9 December 1994
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/S/1.02//A1/S/2.02 (Circular letter No 1807 of 9 March 1995 (certified copies in E/F/R/S)
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.273,II.3.273

Global

Misc 4 (1996), Cm.3070

SD 42:240 (1994)

1998 Amendment (restructuring of the Organization)
Adoption: 24 April 1998
Entry into force: 31 July 2001
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): Circular letter No 2059 of 27 May 1998 (certifies copies)
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.274 ,II.3.274

 

 

 

 

The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme Agreement (COS-SAR 1988)

Adoption: Paris, 1 July 1988
Entry into force: 30 August 1988
Authentic text: E/F/R
Printed text(s):
Other source(s):

1518 UNTS 209 (E/F/R)

1988 CanTS 44

ATS 1991/25, p.13

1989 JOF 3190

1988 RTAF 20

93 RGDIP 496

RMC II.3.310

Global

 

Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977 (SFV 1977)
(See more)

Adoption: Torremolinos 2 April 1977
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/T/2.02 (NV.1) of 23 March1978 (certified copy in E);
A1/T/2.02 (NV.4) of 13 April 1978 (certified copy in R); A1/T/2.02 (NV.3) of 13 April 1978 (certified copy in F); A1/T/2.02 (NV.2) of 23 March1978 (certified copy in S); A1/T/4.02(NV.5) of 2 April 1996 (procès-verbal of rectification to C)
Other source(s):

Misc 17 (1978), Cmnd 7252)

RMC I.3.80 II.3.80

Burhenne 977:25

Global

Arroyo 1, vol. II, p.1415

Arroyo 3, p.977

SD 25 (II):1 1977 SINGH, 1983 vol 2, p 1473

 

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977 (SFV PROT 1993)
(See more)

Adoption: 2 April 1993
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): J/5427 of 2 July 1993; SFV-P/CONF/32 of 18 June 1993
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/T/3.01 (NV.1)//A1/T/4.02 (NV.1) of 28 July 1993 (certified copies in A/C/E/F/R/S); A1/T/4.02 (NV.1) of 28 July 1993. A1/T/4.02 (NV.2) of 24 June 1994(Procès-verbal of rectification of errors in Chinese text)
Other source(s):

Burhenne 977 :25/A

RMC I.3.85 ,II.3.85

 

 

 

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW (amended) 1978)
(See more)

Adoption: 7 July 1978
Entry into force: 28 April 1984
Authentic text: E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): Procès-verbaux of rectification 5 February 1980 and 23 September 1981
Other source(s):

1361 UNTS 2 (C/E)

1362 UNTS 2 (F/R/S)

Jackson VII/56

RMC I.3.90, II.3.90

UKTS 50 (1984), Cmnd.9266

Arroyo 1, vol.III, p.1711

Misc 6 (1979), Cmnd 7543

Burhenne 978:52

S.Ex.EE, 96-1

Global

ATS 1984/7

SD 26:89 1978

1984 JOF 1630

1984 RTAF 21

61 Vert A806

Queneudec, 465

1988 CanTS 36 (179p)

 

 

 

1991 Amendment (GMDSS and trials)
Adoption: 22 May 1991
Entry into force: 1 December 1992
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.21(59)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/V/2.05 (NV.1) of 20 December 1991 (procès-verbal of rectification to Russian text A1/V/2.05 (NV.3), 24 June 1994.)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC II.3.90

 

 

 

1994 Amendment (special training requirements for personnel on tankers)
Adoption: 25 May 1994
Entry into force: 1 January 1996 (tacit acceptance)
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.33(63)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/V/2.06 (NV.1) of 25 October 1994 (certified copies C/E/F/R/S); A1/V/2.06 (NV.2) of 29 August 1995; A1/V/2.05 (N.V.4) of 2 April 1996 (procès -verbal of rectification to Russian authentic text)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC II.3.90

 

 

 

1995 Amendment (Conference resolution 1) (revised Annex to Convention, (STCW Code))
Adoption: 7 July 1995
Entry into force: 1 February 1997
Authentic text: A/C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): CONF Resolution 1
Note(s) verbale(s): 1/V/3.02 (NV.1)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC II.3.90

 

 

 

1997 Amendment (mandatory minimum requirements for ro-ro passengers personnel training and qualifications) (STCW Code)
Adoption: 4 June 1997
Entry into force: 1 January 1999
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolutions MSC 66(68) and MSC.67(68)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/V/2.08 (NV.1) of 26 May 1998 (certified copies in C/E/F/R/S)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC I,II.3.90

SD no 45 (1997)

 

 

1998 Amendment (cargo handling and stowage at the operational and management level)
Adoption: 9 December 1998
Entry into force: 1 January 2003
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC. 78(70)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/V/2.09 (NV.1) of 23 February 2000 (certified copies of amendments)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC I,II.3.90

 

 

 

2006 Amendments (Chapters I and VI)

Adoption : May 2006

Entry into force: 1 January 2008

IMO Publication(s): STCW, STCW on CD

IMO Document: MSC.203(81)

IMO electronic text(s): STCW on CD; IMO-VEGA, IMO-Vega on the Web

 

2007 Amendments (STCW Code) 

Adoption : October 2007

Entry into force: 1 January 2008

IMO Publication(s):STCW

IMO Document: MSC.209(81)

IMO electronic text(s): STCW on CD; IMO-VEGA, IMO-Vega on the Web

  

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (STCW-F)

Adoption: 7 July 1995
Entry into force: not yet in force
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

Note(s) verbale(s): A1/V/4.04 (NV.1) of 12 March 1997; 1/V/4.04 (NV.3) of 18 September 1998 (proces-verbal of rectification to French text)
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.95,II.3.95

SD 34:148 1995

 

 

 

International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR 1979)
(See more)

Adoption: Hamburg, 27 April 1979
Entry into force: 22 June 1985
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Convention SAR/CONF/10 (articles I to VIII); Annex SAR/CONF/11; Final Act certified copy C/E/F/R/S
Other source(s):

1405 UNTS 97 (C/E/F/R/S)

Jackson III/17

RMC I.3.280,II.3.280

Arroyo 3, p. 984

UKTS 59 (1986), Cm.12

TIAS 11093

S.Ex.J, 96-2

1985 CanTS 27

ATS 1986 No.29

SD (II):1 1979

1985 NZTS 3

1985 JOF 6392

1985 RTAF 46

64 Vert A825

Global

Misc 19 (1980), Cmnd 7994

SINGH 1983. vol 2, p.1671

 

 

 

1998 Amendments (Chapter I (terms and definitions); Chapter II (search and rescue services); Chapter III (co-operation between States); Chapter IV (operating procedures); Chapter V (ship reporting systems)
Adoption: 18 May 1998
Entry into force: 1 January 2000
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):

IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.70(69)
Note(s) verbale(s): A1/W/2.04(NV.1) of 29 June 1999(certied copies in E/F/S); A1/W/2.04(NV.2) of 12 November 1998 (certified copies in C/R); A1/W/2.04(NV.3) of 25 August 1999 (objection by Finland);
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

2004 amendments
Adoption: 20 May 2004
Entry into force: 1 July 2006 (tacit acceptance)
Authentic text: C/E/F/R/S
Printed text(s):
IMO publication(s):
IMO document(s): Resolution MSC.155(78)
IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega
Other source(s):

RMC I.3.281,II.3.281

 

 

 

 

May 2006 Amendments (Chapter II-2, III,IV and V)

Adoption : 18 May 2006

 

IMO Publication (s):

IMO Document: MSC.201(81)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, SOLAS amendments 2003-2005 virtual editions E, F, S

 

May 2006 Amendments (Chapter V on LRIT)

Adoption : May 2006

Entry into force: 1 January 2008

IMO Publication(s):

IMO Document: MSC.202(81)

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO- VEGA, IMO Vega on the Web, SOLAS amendments 2006 virtual editions E, F, S

 

May 2006 Amendments (IMDG Code)

Adoption : (May 2006

Entry into force: 1 January 2008

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.205(81)  

IMO electronic text(s): IMDG Code on CD, IMDG Code on the Web

 

May 2006 Amendments (FSS Code)

Adoption : May 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2010

IMO Document: MSC.206(81)

IMO Publication:

 

May 2006 Amendments (LSA Code)

Adoption : May 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2010

IMO Document: MSC.207(81)

IMO Publication:

IMO electronic text(s): LSA Code, LSA Code Virtual editions, E, F, S

 

May 2006 Amendments (Resolution A.739(18))

Adoption : May 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2010

IMO electronic text(s): IMO Vega

IMO Document: MSC.208(81),

IMO Publication:

 

December 2006 Amendments) (Performance standards for protective coatings for dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers)

Adoption : December 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2008

IMO Document: MSC.215(82)

IMO Publication:

 

December 2006  Amendments (Chapters II-1, II-2, III and XII and appendix)

Adoption : December 2006

Entry into force: amendments to Chapter II-1 set out in Annex 2 to the resolution shall enter into force on 1 January 2009; amendments to Chapters II-1, II-2 and III set out in Annex 3 to the resolution shall enter into force on 1 July 2010

IMO Document: (MSC.216(82)

IMO Publication(s):

IMO electronic text(s): SOLAS on CD, SOLAS on the Web, IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the web, SOLAS amendments 2006 virtual editions E, F, S

 

December 2006 Amendments (FSS Code)

Adoption : December 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2010

IMO Document: MSC.217(82

IMO Publication:

IMO electronic text(s): FSS Code virtual editions E, F, S

 

December 2006 Amendments  (LSA Code)

Adoption : December 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2008

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.218(82

IMO electronic text(s):  IMO VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, LSA Code virtual editions E, F, S

 

December 2006 Amendments (IBC Code)

Adoption : December 2006

Entry into force: 1 January 2009

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.219(82)

IMO electronic text(s): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, IBC Code virtual editions E, F, S

 

December 2006 Amendments (IGC Code)

Adoption : December 2006

Entry into force: 1 January 2009

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.220(82)

IMO electronic text(s): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, IGC Code virtual editions E, F, S

 

December 2006 Amendments (1994 HSC Code )

Adoption : December 2006

Entry into force: 1 July2008

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.221(82)

IMO electronic text(s): IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, HSC Code virtual editions E, F, S

  

December 2006 Amendments(2000 HSC Code)

Adoption :December 2006

Entry into force: 1 July 2008

IMO Publication:

IMO Document: MSC.222(82)

IMO electronic text(s):  IMO-VEGA, IMO-VEGA on the Web, HSC Code virtual editions E, F, S

 

 


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