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List Of IMO Conventions-Updated

IMO Conventions have been given in this article. They are the latest ones and are segregated as per the matter that address to like safety etc.

IMO Conventions

So below are given all the imo conventions that are given by the international maritime organization.

Conventions related to Maritime safety

1.           International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974

(Adoption: 1 November 1974, Entry into force: 25 May 1980)

2.  International Convention on Load Lines (LL), 1966

(Adoption: 5 April 1966: Entry into force: 21 July 1968)

3.  Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement (STP), 1971;

(Adoption: 6 October 1971; Entry into force: 2 January 1974)

Protocol on Space Requirements for Special Trade Passenger Ships, 1973

1973 (Adoption: 13 July 1973; Entry into force: 2 June 1977)

4.  Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG), 1972

(Adoption: 20 October 1972; Entry into force: 15 July 1977)

5.  International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972

(Adoption: 2 December 1972; Entry into force: 6 September 1977)

6.  Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT), 1976

(Adoption: 3 September 1976; Entry into force: 16 July 1979)

7. The Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels (SFV), 1977

(Adoption: 2 April 1977; Status: The Convention has been superseded by the 1993 Protocol)

The 1993 Torremolinos Protocol  (Adoption: 2 April 1993; Entry into force: One year after 15 States with at least an aggregate fleet of 14,000 vessels of 24 metres in length and over, have ratified the Protocol.)

8.  International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978

(Adoption: 7 July 1978; Entry into force: 28 April 1984)

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

(Adoption: 7 July 1995; Entry into force: 12 months after being accepted by 15 States.)

10.  International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), 1979

(Adoption: 27 April 1979; Entry into force: 22 June 1985)

Conventions related to Marine pollution

1.           International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78)

Annex I: Prevention of pollution by oil (Entry into force: 2 October 1983)

Annex II: Control of pollution by noxious liquid substances (Entry into force: 6 April 1987)

Annex III: Prevention of pollution by harmful substances in packaged form (Entry into force: 1 July 1992)

Annex IV: Prevention of pollution by sewage from ships (Entry into force: 27 September 2003)

Annex V: Prevention of pollution by garbage from ships (Entry into force: 31 December 1988)

Annex VI: Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (Adopted September 1997; Entry into force: 19 May 2005)

2.  International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties (INTERVENTION), 1969

(Adoption: 29 November 1969; Entry into force: 6 May 1975)

3.  Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (LDC), 1972

(Adoption: 13 November 1972; Entry into force: 30 August 1975)

4.  International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC), 1990

(Adoption: 30 November 1990; Entry into force: 13 May 1995)

5.  Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 2000 (HNS Protocol)

(Adoption: 15 March 2000; Entry into force: Twelve months after ratification by not less than fifteen States, which are States Party to the OPRC Convention.)

6. International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS), 2001

(Adoption: 5 October 2001; Entry into force: The convention will enter into force 12 months after 25 States representing 25% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage have ratified it.)

7. International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004

(Adoption: 13 February 2004; Entry into force: 12 months after ratification by 30 States, representing 35 per cent of world merchant shipping tonnage.)

IMO Conventions related to Liability and Compensation

1.           International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC), 1969

(Adoption: 29 November 1969; Entry into force: 19 June 1975) Note: The 1969 Convention is being replaced by its 1992 Protocol as amended in 2000

The Protocol of 1992 (Adoption: 27 November 1992; Entry into force: 30 May 1996)

The 2000 Amendments {Adoption: 18 October 2000; Entry into force: 1 November 2003 (under tacit acceptance)}

2.  International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage (FUND), 1971

(Adoption: 18 December 1971; Entry into force: 16 October 1978) Note: The 1992 protocol replaces the 1971 Convention

The Protocol of 1992 (Adoption: 27 November 1992; Entry into force: 30 May 1996)

3.  Convention relating to Civil Liability in the Field of Maritime Carriage of Nuclear Material (NUCLEAR), 1971

(Adoption: 17 December 1971; Entry into force: 15 July 1975)

4.  Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (PAL), 1974

(Adoption: 13 December 1974; Entry into force: 28 April 1987)

5.  Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC), 1976

(Adoption: 19 November 1976; Entry into force: 1 December 1986)

6.  International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS), 1996

(Adoption: 3 May 1996; Entry into force: 18 months after 12 States have accepted the Convention, four of which have not less than two million units of gross tonnage)

7.  International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001

(Adoption: 23 March 2001; Entry into force: Enters into force 12 months following the date on which 18 States, including five States each with ships whose combined gross tonnage is not less than 1 million gt have ratified it.)

imo Conventions on various other subjects

1.           Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), 1965

(Adoption: 9 April 1965; Entry into force: 5 March 1967)

2. International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (TONNAGE), 1969

(Adoption: 23 June 1969; Entry into force: 18 July 1982)

3.  Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA), 1988

(Adoption: 10 March 1988; Entry into force: 1 March 1992)

Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, 1988 (Adoption: 10 March 1988; Entry into force: 1 March 1992)

4.  International Convention on Salvage (SALVAGE), 1989

(Adoption: 28 April 1989; Entry into force: 14 July 1996)

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