History of SOLAS
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. Read more
Text of the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. Signed at London, January 20, 1914 <with translation>. Source:
Safety of life at sea: analysis and explanatory notes of the London Convention on Safety of Life at Sea in relation to the American Merchant Marine prepared by Andrew Furuseth. Washington : [G.P.O.], 1914. SOURCE: Harvard University Collection Development Department, Widener Library, HCL.
SOLAS 1914 Text (Source: Internet Archive)
- SOLAS 1948
SOLAS 1960 (SOLAS/SAFCON 1960) List of Conference Documents Issued (Source: IMO)
SOLAS 1974 Documents Issued at the 1974 Conference (Source: IMO)