The SOLAS Convention in its successive forms is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships. The first version was adopted in 1914,
in response to the Titanic disaster, the second in 1929, the third in 1948, and the fourth in 1960.
Text of the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. Signed at London, January 20, 1914 <with translation>. Source:
SOLAS 1929 UK Treaty Series No. 32 (1932) Full Text
SOLAS 1948 UK Treaty Series No. 4 (1954) Full Text
SOLAS 1960 IMCO/SAFCON 1960 List of documents
SOLAS 1974 Documents issued at the 1974 Conference