IMO Resolutions & Circulars

11. Piracy and Armed Robbery

A.545(13) MEASURES TO PREVENT ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
A.683(17) PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
A.738(18) MEASURES TO PREVENT ACTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
A.923(22) MEASURES TO PREVENT THE REGISTRATION OF "PHANTOM" SHIPS
MSC/Circ.1233 PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA
Circular letter No.2933 Request for information on national legislation on piracy
MSC.1/Circ.1302 PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA
MSC.1/Circ.1332 PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA
MSC.1/Circ.1333 Recommendations to Governments for preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery against ships
MSC/Circ.622/Rev.1 Revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1333
MSC.1/Circ.1334 Guidance to shipowners and ship operators, shipmasters and crews on preventing and suppressing acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships
MSC/Circ.623/Rev.3 Revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1334
SN.1/Circ.281 INFORMATION ON INTERNATIONALLY RECOMMENDED TRANSIT CORRIDOR (IRTC) FOR SHIPS TRANSITING THE GULF OF ADEN
A.1044(27) PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA
A.1026(26) Revoked by A.1044(27)
A.1002(25) Revoked by A.1026(25)
A.979(24) Revoked by A.1002(25)
A.1025(26) CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF CRIMES OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS
A.922(22) Revoked by A.1025(26)
MSC.1/Circ.1339 Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy
MSC.1/Circ.1337 Revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1339
MSC.1/Circ.1335 Revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1337
MSC.1/Circ.1390 GUIDANCE FOR COMPANY SECURITY OFFICERS (CSOs) – PREPARATION OF A COMPANY AND CREW FOR THE CONTINGENCY OF HIJACK BY PIRATES IN THE WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN AND THE GULF OF ADEN
Circular letter No.3164 Responding to the scourge of piracy
MSC.324(89) IMPLEMENTATION OF BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE GUIDANCE
MSC.1/Circ.1404

GUIDELINES TO ASSIST IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE CRIMES OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS

MSC.1/Circ.1444 INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR FLAG STATES ON MEASURES TO PREVENT AND MITIGATE SOMALIA-BASED PIRACY
MSC.1/Circ.1443 INTERIM GUIDANCE TO PRIVATE MARITIME SECURITY COMPANIES PROVIDING PRIVATELY CONTRACTED ARMED SECURITY PERSONNEL ON BOARD SHIPS IN THE HIGH RISK AREA
MSC.1/Circ.1408/Rev.1 REVISED INTERIM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PORT AND COASTAL STATES REGARDING THE USE OF PRIVATELY CONTRACTED ARMED SECURITY PERSONNEL ON BOARD SHIPS IN THE HIGH RISK AREA
MSC.1/Circ.1406/Rev.2 REVISED INTERIM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FLAG STATES REGARDING THE USE OF PRIVATELY CONTRACTED ARMED SECURITY PERSONNEL ON BOARD SHIPS IN THE HIGH RISK AREA
MSC.1/Circ.1405/Rev.2 REVISED INTERIM GUIDANCE TO SHIPOWNERS, SHIP OPERATORS AND SHIPMASTERS ON THE USE OF PRIVATELY CONTRACTED ARMED SECURITY PERSONNEL ON BOARD SHIPS IN THE HIGH RISK AREA
MSC-FAL.1/Circ.2 QUESTIONNAIRE ON INFORMATION ON PORT AND COASTAL STATE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO PRIVATELY CONTRACTED ARMED SECURITY PERSONNEL ON BOARD SHIPS
MSC.305(87) GUIDELINES ON OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE PROMULGATION OF MARITIME SAFETY INFORMATION CONCERNING ACTS OF PIRACY AND PIRACY COUNTER-MEASURE OPERATIONS

14. Safe Manning and STCWUPDATE!

A.955(23) AMENDMENTS TO THE PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MANNING (RESOLUTION A.890(21)
MSC/Circ.1154 GUIDELINES ON TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR COMPANY SECURITY OFFICERS
MSC.203(81) ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE SEAFARERS' TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS, 1978, AS AMENDED
MSC.209(81) ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE SEAFARERS' TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING CODE (STCW CODE)
MSC.1/Circ.1188 GUIDELINES ON TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR PORT FACILITY SECURITY OFFICERS
MSC.1/Circ.1235 GUIDELINES ON SECURITY-RELATED TRAINING AND FAMILIARIZATION FOR SHIPBOARD PERSONNEL
MSC.1/Circ.1341 GUIDELINES ON SECURITY-RELATED TRAINING AND FAMILIARIZATION FOR PORT FACILITY PERSONNEL
STCW.6/Circ.9 AMENDMENTS TO PART B OF THE SEAFARERS. TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING (STCW) CODE
STCW.7/Circ.16 Clarification of transitional provisions relating to the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code
STCW.7/Circ.17 Advice for port State control officers on transitional arrangements leading up to the full implementation of the requirements of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code on 1 January 2017
STCW.7/Circ.21 Advice for port State control officers, recognized organizations and recognized security organizations on action to be taken in cases where seafarers do not carry certification required in accordance with regulation VI/6 of the STCW Convention and section A-VI/6, paragraphs 4 and 6 of the STCW Code after 1 January 2014
STCW.7/Circ.22 Advice for port State control officers, recognized organizations and recognized security organizations clarifying training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties
STCW/CONF.2/33 The Manila Amendments to the annex to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978NEW
STCW/CONF.2/34 The Manila Amendments to the Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) CodeNEW
MSC.1/Circ.1163/Rev.8 Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention

16. Shore leave

MSC.1/Circ.1342 REMINDER IN CONNECTION WITH SHORE LEAVE AND ACCESS TO SHIPS
MSC/Circ.1112 Revoked by MSC.1/Circ.1342

19. SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS CodeUPDATE!

SOLAS/CONF.5/32 CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974NEW
SOLAS/CONF.5/34 CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY (ISPS) CODE
Circular letter No.2514 Information  required  from  SOLAS  Contracting  Governments under  the provisions of SOLAS regulation XI-2/13
Circular letter No.2529 Information required from SOLAS Contracting Governments under the provisions of SOLAS regulation XI-2/13.1.1 on communication of a single national contact point
MSC/Circ.1067 EARLY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPECIAL MEASURES TO ENHANCE MARITIME SECURITY
MSC/Circ.1097 GUIDANCE RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAS CHAPTER XI-2 AND THE ISPS CODE
MSC/Circ.1104 IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAS CHAPTER XI-2 AND THE ISPS CODE
MSC/Circ.1110 MATTERS RELATED TO SOLAS REGULATIONS XI-2/6 AND XI-2/7
MSC/Circ.1111 GUIDANCE RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAS CHAPTER XI-2 AND THE ISPS CODE
MSC/Circ.1132 GUIDANCE RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAS CHAPTER XI-2 AND THE ISPS CODE
MSC/Circ.1156 GUIDANCE ON THE ACCESS OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES, EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES AND PILOTS ON BOARD SHIPS TO WHICH SOLAS CHAPTER XI-2 AND THE ISPS CODE APPLY
MSC.1/Circ.1194 EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAS CHAPTER XI-2 AND THE ISPS CODE(NEW)
MSC.194(80) ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED
MSC.196(80) ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR THE SECURITY OF SHIPS AND OF PORT FACILITIES (INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY (ISPS) CODE)
MSC.202(81) ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED