IMO International Convention Calendar

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About the IMO International Convention Calendar :

* The order of the display was changed in the descending order of the effective date.

It aims to cover the following international conventions among those adopted by the IMO. It has three main categories:
"SAFETY", which covers the ICLL, SOLAS, and COLREG, "SECURITY", which covers SOLAS and" POLLUTION", which covers MARPOL , AFC and BWM.

  • ICLL (International Convention on Load Lines)
  • SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea)
  • MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating hereto)
  • COLREG (Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972)
  • AFS (International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships)
  • BWM (International Convention on the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments,2004)

The items in the table are new mandatory requirements for either new and/or existing vessels under relevant international conventions in addition to the current regulations and conventions.
Any special requirements of the flag State concerning any non-mandatory requirements under the relevant convention are not included in the table.
The all items, which are applicable from the date of entry into force on 1 January 2002, are, in principal, contained in the table.

Definition of Ship types :

The definitions of ship type in the table are in accordance with the relevant convention unless a separate explanatory note is written below the table.
For easy reference, each ship type in the list, engaged in international voyages, is defined as; The definition of ship type in the table is in accordance with the relevant convention unless a separate explanatory note is written.

All Passenger ships and cargo ships
Passenger ship(PS) A ship which carries more than twelve passengers (as defined in SOLAS I/2(f))
Ro-Ro Passenger ship
A passenger ship with Ro-Ro cargo spaces or special category spaces
(as defined in SOLAS II-1/2.13)
Cargo Ship Any ship which is not a passenger ship(as defined in SOLAS I/2(g))
Bulk Carrier A ship which is constructed generally with a single deck, top-side tanks and bilge hopper side tanks in cargo spaces, and is intended primarily to carry dry cargo in bulk, and includes such types as ore carriers and combination carriers (as defined in SOLAS IX/1.6)
Oil Tanker a ship constructed or adopted primarily to carry oil in bulk in its cargo spaces
(as defined in SOLAS I/2 (h)& MARPOL Annex I/1.(4))
Chemical Tanker A ship constructed or adopted primarily to carry a cargo of noxious liquid substances in bulk
(as defined in SOLAS I/ 2 (h), VII/ 8.2 &MARPOL Annex II/1.(1))
Gas Carrier A cargo ship constructed or adopted and used for the carriage in bulk of any liquefied gas or other product listed in chapter 19 of the IGC Code
(as defined in SOLAS VII/11.2)
High Speed Craft A craft capable of a maximum speed in meters per second (m/s) equal to or exceeding 3.7 ∇0.1667(as defined in SOLAS X/1.2)
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) A mechanically propelled mobile offshore drilling unit
(as defined in SOLAS XI-1/1)
Ships carrying INF Cargo A ship carrying INF Cargo
(INF Cargo as defined in SOALS VII/14.2)
(Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium and High level Radioactive Waste Carrier)
Ships carring IMDG Cargo A ship carrying dangerous goods listed in the IMDG Code
(IMDG Code as defined in SOALS VII/14.6)
LNG Carrier A cargo ship constructed or adapted and used for the carriage in bulk of liquefied natural gas (LNG). (as defined MARPOL VI)
Vehicle Carrier A cargo ship has a multi deck roll-on-roll-off cargo ship designed for the carriage of empty cars and trucks. (as defined MARPOL VI)
Ro-Ro Cargo Ship A cargo ship designed for the carriage of roll-on-roll-off cargo transportation units. (as defined MARPOL VI)
Ro-Ro Passenger Ship A passenger ship had roll-on-roll-off cargo spaces. (as defined MARPOL VI)
Cruise Passenger Ship A passenger ship not having a cargo deck, designed exclusively for commercial transportation of passengers in overnight accommodations on a sea voyage. (as defined MARPOL VI)

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