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The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2003~2010 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS Resolution MSC.142(77) 2006/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (Chapter V)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.144(77) 2005/01/01 Amendments to the guidelines on the enhanced programme of inspections during surveys of bulk carriers and oil tankers (Resolution A.744(18), as amended)
LL Resolution MSC.143(77) 2005/01/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
(Issue No.11) (Issue No.18)
SOLAS Resolution MSC 151(78) 2005/01/01(Actually) Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
(Issue No.17) (Issue No.18)
SOLAS Resolution MSC 158(78) 2005/01/01(Actually) Amendments to the technical provisions for means of access for inspections
(Issue No.17) (Issue No.18)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.111(50) 2005/04/05 Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships,1973 (Issue No.13) (Issue No.18)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.112(50) 2005/04/05 Amendments to the conditionassessment scheme (Issue No.13) (Issue No.18)
MARPOL Protocol of MARPOL1997 2005/05/19 Addition of Annex VI (Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships)
(Issue No.16) (Issue No.18)
SOLAS Resolution MSC / CIRC.1124 2005/07/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.115(51) 2005/08/01 Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (revised Annex IV of MARPOL 73/78)
(Issue No.15) (Issue No.18)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.116(51) 2005/08/01 Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (amendments to the Appendix to Annex V of MARPOL 73/78) (Issue No.15) (Issue No.18)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.157(78) 2005/01/01(Actually) Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
SOLAS Resolution MSC.152(78) 2006/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (Chapter III) (Issue No.16) (Issue No.17)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.153(78) 2006/07/01 Amendments to SOLAS (Chapter V)
STCW Resolution MSC.156(78) 2006/07/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code Part A, Section A-I/2
STCW Resolution MSC.154(78) 2006/07/01 Amendments to SOLAS (Appendix Form E, Form C)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.170(79) 2006/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (Chapters II-1, III, V, VII, XII (completely revised))
SOLAS Resolution MSC.169(79) 2006/07/01 Standards for owners inspection and maintenance of bulk carrier hatch covers
SOLAS Resolution MSC.176(79) 2007/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) (completely revised) (same as MEPC.119(52))
SOLAS Resolution MSC.168(79) 2006/07/01 Standards and criteria for side structures of bulk carriers of single-side skin construction
STCW Resolution MSC.180(79) 2006/07/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code (Table A-/2-1)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.117(52) 2007/01/01 Amendments to the Annex ofthe Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (revised Annex I of MARPOL 73/78) (Issue No.18) (Issue No.20)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.118(52) 2007/01/01 Amendments to the Annex ofthe Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (revised Annex II of MARPOL 73/78)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.119(52) 2007/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) (completely revised)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.194(80) Annex 1:2007/01/01
Annex 2:2009/01/01
Annex 1 Amendments to SOLAS (Chapter II-1)
Annex 2 Amendments to SOLAS (Chapter II-1/Part A, B, B-1, II-1/Part C, II-2, VI, IX, XI-1)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.195(80) 2009/01/01 Amendments to International Safety Management (ISM) Code
SOLAS Resolution MSC.196(80) 2009/01/01 Amendments to International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code
SOLAS Resolution MSC.197(80) 2007/01/01 Amendments to the Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (A.744(18))
SOLAS Resolution MSC.198(80) Annex 1:2005/05/20
Annex 2:2009/01/01
Amendments to the format and Guidelines for the Maintenance of the Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR)
SOLAS MSC/Circ.1173 2006/06/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual (Volume I, II, III)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.131(53) 2007/01/01 Amendments to Condition Access Scheme (CAS)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.132(53) 2006/11/22 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.141(54) 2007/08/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.143(54) 2007/08/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex IV (add Reg.13(PSC))
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.144(54) 2007/08/01 Amendments to Code of the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.201(81) 2010/07/01 Amendments to SOLAS (Chapter II-2, III, IV and V)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.202(81) 2008/01/01 Amendments to SOLAS (Add Chapter V/19-1)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.205(81) 2008/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
SOLAS Resolution MSC.203(81) 2008/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code
SOLAS Resolution MSC.209(81) 2008/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.154(55) 2008/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.155(55) 2008/03/01 Amendments to the Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.156(55) 2010/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex III
SOLAS Resolution MSC.215(82) 2008/07/01 Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers (PSPC)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.216(82) Annex 1:2008/07/01
Annex 2:2009/01/01
Annex 3:2010/07/01
Amendments to SOLAS(Chapter II-1, II-2, III, XII and Appendix)
Amendments to SOLAS(Chapter II-1/Part A, B, B-1)
Amendments to SOLAS(Chapter II-1, II-2, III) (Issue No.31) (Issue No.32)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.219(82) 2009/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.227(82) 2008/07/01 Amendments to SOLAS (Appendix)
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1181 2007/06/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
LL Resolution MSC.223(82) 2008/07/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.164(56) 2008/12/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I, IV
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.166(56) 2009/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.167(56) 2008/08/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
AFS AFS/CONF/26 2008/09/17 AFS Convention 2001 entry into force
SOLAS Resolution MSC.239(83) 2009/07/01 Amendments to SOLAS (Chapter IV, VI and Appendix)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.240(83) 2009/07/01 Amendments to SOLAS (Appendix)
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1249 2008/06/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.171(57) 2008/04/04 Designation of the Papahãnaumokuãkea Marine National Monument as a particularly sensitive sea area
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.172(57) 2009/05/01 Establishment of the date on which regulation 5 (1) (A) of MARPOL Annex V in respect of the Mediterranean sea area special area shall take effect
SOLAS Resolution MSC.255(84) 2010/01/01 Adoption of the Code of the International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident (casualty investigation code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.256(84) 2010/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS Resolution MSC.259(84)
Resolution MSC.260(84)
2010/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the international code of safety for high-speed craft, 1994 (1994 HSC Code & 2000 HSC Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.262(84) 2010/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the international maritime dangerous goods (IMDG) Code
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.176(58) 2010/07/01 Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Revised MARPOL Annex VI)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.177(58) 2010/07/01 Amendments to the technical code on control of emission of nitrogen oxides from marine diesel engines (NOx Technical Code 2008)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.267(85) 2010/07/01 Adoption of the International Code on Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.269(85) ANNEX 1:2010/07/01
ANNEX 2:2011/01/01
ANNEX I: Amendments to the chap.II-1 & II-2 of the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
ANNEX II: Amendments to the chap. II-2, VI & VII of the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
LL Resolution MSC.270(85) 2010/07/01 Adoption of Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended
SOLAS Resolution MSC.272(85) 2010/07/01 Adoption of Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code
SOLAS Resolution MSC.273(85) 2010/07/01 Adoption of Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.277(85) 2009/01/01 Clarification of the term “Bulk Carrier” and guidance for application of regulations in SOLAS to ships which occasionally carry dry cargoes in bulk and are not determined as bulk carriers in accordance with Regulation XII/1.1 and Chapter II-1
SOLAS Resolution MSC.278(85) 2009/06/01 Adoption of the New Mandatory Ship Reporting System “off the coast of Portugal – COPREP”
SOLAS Resolution MSC.279(85) 2009/06/01 Adoption of Amendments to the Existing Ship Reporting System for the “Papahãnaumokuãkea Marine National Monument”, Particularly Sensitive Sea Area, “CORAL SHIPREP”
SOLAS Resolution MSC.284(86)   AMENDMENTS TO THE REVISED GUIDELINES FOR APPROVAL OF SPRINKLER SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT TO THAT REFERRED TO IN SOLAS REGULATION II-2/12 (RESOLUTION A.800(19))
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.178(59)   CALCULATION OF RECYCLING CAPACITY FOR MEETING THE ENTRY-INTO-FORCE CONDITIONS OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND RECYCLING OF SHIPS, 2009
MARPOL Resolution MSC.179(59)   GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INVENTORY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
SOLAS Resolution MSC.257(84) 2010/01/01 Amendments to additional requirements for the investigation of marine casualties and incidents
SOLAS Resolution MSC.261(84) 2010/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the guidelines on the enhanced programme of inspections during surveys of bulk carriages and oil tankers
MARPOL Resolution MSC.159(55) 2010/01/01 Revised guidelines on implementation of effluent standards and performance tests for sewage treatment plans
IMO
A.1019(26)
  AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MANDATORY IMO INSTRUMENTS, 2007
IMO
A.1020(26)
  AMENDEMENTS TO THE SURVEY GUIDELINES UNDER THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION, 2007
IMO
A.1021(26)
  CODE ON ALERTS AND INDICATORS, 2009
IMO
A.1023(26)
  CODE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF MOBILE OFFSHORE DRILLING UNIT, 2009
IMO
A.1022(26)
2010/07/01
GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ISM) CODE BY ADMINISTRATIONS
IMO A.1024(26)   GUIDELINES FOR SHIPS OPERATING IN POLAR WATERS
MARPOL
Resolution MEPC.188(60)
  INSTALLATION OF BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ON NEW SHIPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICATION DATES CONTAINED IN THE BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT CONVENTION (BWM CONVENTION)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.195(61) 2010/10/01
2010 GUIDELINES FOR SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION OF ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS ON SHIPS
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1045 (27)
  PILOT TRANSFER ARRANGEMENTS
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1047 (27)
  PRINCIPLES OF MINIMUM SAFE MANNING
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1048 (27)
  CODE OF SAFE PRACTICE FOR SHIPS CARRYING TIMBER DECK CARGOES, 2011 (2011 TDC CODE)
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1049 (27)
  INTERNATIONAL CODE ON THE ENHANCED PROGRAMME OF INSPECTIONS DURING SURVEY OF BULK CARRIERS AND OIL TANKERS, 2011 (2011 ESP CODE)
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1050 (27)
  REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENTERING ENCLOSED SPACES ABOARD SHIPS
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1052 (27)
  PROCEDURES FOR PORT STATE CONTROL, 2011
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1053 (27)
  SURVEY GUIDELINES UNDER THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION (HSSC), 2011
ASSEMBLY Resolution A.1054 (27)   CODE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MANDATORY IMO INSTRUMENTS, 2011
 
2003~2010 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL Resolution MPC.107(49) 2005/01/01 Revised guidelines and specifications for pollution prevention equipment for machinery space bilges of ships
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.108(49) 2005/01/01 Revised guidelines and specifications for oil discharge monitoring and control systems for oil tankers
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.110(49) 2005/04/01 Revised guidelines and specifications for oil discharge monitoring and control systems for oil tankers
SOLAS Resolution MSC.164(78) 2005/07/01 Revised performance standards for radar reflectors
SOLAS Resolution MSC.148(77) 2005/07/01 The revised performance standards for narrow-band direct- printing telegraph equipment for the reception of navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent information to ships (NAVTEX)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.149(77) 2005/07/01 The revised performance standards for survival craft portable two-way VHF radiotelephone apparatus
SOLAS Resolution MSC.188(79) 2006/07/01 Performance standards for water level detectors on bulk carriers and single hold cargo ships other than bulk carriers
SOLAS Resolution MSC.191(79) 2008/07/01 Performance standards for the presentation of navigation-related information on shipborne navigational displays
SOLAS Resolution MSC.192(79) 2008/07/01 The revised performance standards for radar equipment
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.129(53) 2005/05/19 Guidelines for Port State Control under MARPOL Annex VI
SOLAS SN/Circ.246 2006/07/01 Recommended Means for Extracting Stored Data from Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) for Investigation Authorities
MARPOL MEPC.1/Circ.511 2007/01/01 Revised Guidelines for Systems for Handling Oily Wastes in Machinery Spaces of Ships
SOLAS Resolution MSC.208(81) 2010/07/01 Amendments to the Guidelines for the Authorization of Organizations Acting on behalf of the Administration (Resolution A.739(18))
SOLAS MSC/Circ.1198 2006/07/01 Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks in All Types of Ships and Double-Side Skin Spaces of Bulk Carriers
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1190 2006/07/01 Guidance on the Provision of Information for Identifying Ships When Transmitting Ship Security Alerts (SSA)
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 2006/06/01 IMO Requirements on Carriage of Publications on Board Ships
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1206 2006/05/26 Measures to Prevent Accidents with Lifeboats
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1205 2006/05/26 Guidelines for Developing Operation and Maintenance Manuals for Lifeboat Systems
SOLAS MSC.210(81) 2006/05/19 Performance Standards and Functional Requirements for the Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of Ships
SOLAS Resolution MSC.214(81) 2008/06/01 Amendments to the Performance Standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Performance Standards for Shipborne Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs)
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.157(55) 2003/09/27
2008/09/27
Recommendation on Standards for the Rate of Discharge of Untreated Sewage from Ships
SOLAS Resolution MSC.244(83) 2008/07/01
2009/01/01
Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Void Spaces on Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers
SOLAS Resolution MSC.246(83) 2010/01/01 Performance Standards for Survival Craft AIS Search and Rescue Transmitters (AIS-SART) for use in Search and Rescue Operations
SOLAS Resolution MSC.247(83) 2010/01/01 Amendments To Performance Standards For Survival Craft Radar Transponders For Use In Search And Rescue Operations (Resolution A.802(19))
SOLAS Resolution MSC.253(83) 2009/01/01 Performance Standards for Navigation Lights, Navigation Light Controllers and Associated Equipment
SOLAS Resolution MSC.254(83) 2007/10/12 Performance Standards and Functional Requirements for the Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) (MSC.210(81))
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1252 2007/10/22 Guidelines on Annual Testing of the Automatic Identification System (AIS)
SOLAS MSC/Circ.1114 2004/05/25 Guidelines for Periodic Testing of Immersion Suit and Anti-Exposure Suit Seams and Closures
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.170(57) 2008/04/04 Guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems
SOLAS Resolution MSC.261(84) 2010/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the guidelines on the enhanced programme of inspections during surveys of bulk carriers and oil tankers (Resolution A.744(18), as amended)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.263(84) 2008/05/16 Revised performance standards and functional requirements for the long range identification and tracking of ships
SOLAS Resolution MSC.266(84) 2008/05/13 Code of safety for special purpose ships, 2008
SOLAS Resolution MSC.274(85) 2008/12/04 Adoption of Amendments to the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances (Resolution MSC.81(70))
SOLAS Resolution MSC.285(86) 2009/06/01 INTERIM GUIDELINES ON SAFETY FOR NATURAL GAS - FUELLED ENGINE INSTALLATIONS IN SHIPS
SOLAS Resolution MSC.286(86) 2009/07/01 RECOMMENDATION FOR MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) FOR MARPOL ANNEX I OIL CARGO AND OIL FUEL
MAPROL MEPC.1/Circ.736/Rev.2 as soon as possible GUIDANCE FOR THE RECORDING OF OPERATIONS IN THE OIL RECORD BOOK PART I – MACHINERY SPACE OPERATIONS (ALL SHIPS)
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2011 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS Resolution MSC.268(85) 2011/01/01 Adoption of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
SOLAS Resolution MSC.269(85) Annex 1:2010/07/01
Annex 2:2011/01/01
ANNEX I: Amendments to the chap.II-1 & II-2 of the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
ANNEX II: Amendments to the chap. II-2, VI & VII of the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS Resolution MSC.271(85) 2011/01/01 Adoption of Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.186(59) 2011/01/01 AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973
MARPOL Resolution MSC.187(59) 2011/01/01 AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM FHIPS, 1973
MARPOL
Resolution MEPC.189(60) 2011/08/01
AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973
MARPOL
Resolution MEPC.190(60)
2011/08/01 AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1997 TO AMEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.191(60) 2011/05/01 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DATE ON WHICH REGULATION 5(1)(h) OF MARPOL ANNEX V IN RESPECT OF THE WIDER CARIBBEAN REGION SPECIAL AREA SHALL TAKE EFFECT
MAPOL
Resolution MEPC.192(61)
2011/01/01
2010 GUIDELINES FOR MONITORING THE WORLDWIDE AVERAGE SULPHUR CONTENT OF FUEL OILS SUPPLIED FOR USE ON BOARD SHIPS
SOLAS Resolution MSC.319(89)
2011/05/20
ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO PART B OF THE INTERNATIONAL CODE ON INTACT STABLITY, 2008 (2008 IS CODE)
 
2011 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS Resolution MSC.252(83) 2011/01/01 Revised Performance Standards for Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) (MSC.86(70))
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2012 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS
Resolution MSC.287(87)
2012/01/01
ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL GOAL-BASED SHIP CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR BULK CARRIERS AND OIL ANKERS
SOLAS
Resolution MSC.288(87)
2012/01/01
PERFORMANCES STANDARDS FOR PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR CARGO OIL TANKS OF CRUDE OIL TANKERS
SOLAS
Resolution MSC.290(87)
2012/01/01
ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED
SOLAS Resolution MSC.291(87)
2012/01/01 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED
MAPOL
Resolution MEPC.194(61)
2012/02/01
AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1997 TO AMEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO (Revised form of Supplement to the IAPP Certificate)
SOLAS
Resolution MSC.307(88)
2012/07/01
ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR APPLICATION OF FIRE TEST PROCEDURES, 2010 (2010 FTP CODE)
SOLAS
Resolution MSC.308(88)
2012/07/01
ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED
SOLAS
Resolution MSC.310(88)
2012/01/01
ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS (CSC), 1972
SOLAS Resolution MSC.311(88) 2012/070/1 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS (FSS) CODE
SOLAS Resolution MSC.309(88)
2012/07/01 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE PROTOCOL OF 1988 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974
STCW-F1995   2012/09/29 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch keeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995
 
2012 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS Resolution MSC.244(83) 2008/07/01
2009/01/01
2012/07/01
Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Void Spaces on Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2013 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MLC
ILC (94th), 2006
2013/08/20
Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
SOLAS Resolution MSC.317(89) 2013/01/01 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED
SOLAS Resolution MSC.318(89) 2013/01/01
ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SOLID BULKS CARGOES (IMSBC CODE)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.320(89) 2013/01/01 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCE (LSA) CODE
MAPROL Resolution MEPC.200(62) 2013/01/01 AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973 (Special Area Provisions and the Designation of the Baltic Sea as a Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV)
MAPROL Resolution MEPC.201(62) 2013/01/01 AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973 (Revised MARPOL Annex V)
MAPROL Resolution MEPC.203(62) 2013/01/01 AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1997 TO AMEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS MODIFIED BY THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING THERETO (Inclusion of regulations on energy efficiency for ships in MARPOL Annex VI)
MARPOL
Resolution MEPC.216(63)
2013/08/01
Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Regional arrangements for port reception facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V)
MARPOL
Resolution MEPC.217(63)
2013/08/01
Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Regional arrangements for port reception facilities under MARPOL Annex VI and Certification of marine diesel engines fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction systems under the NOx Technical Code 2008)
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1415 2013/07/01 Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 10,000GT and upwards constructed on or after 1 July, 2013 shall be equipped with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System)
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 3,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2011 but on or after 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 July 2013
 
2013 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.224(64) 2013/01/01 Amendments to the 2012 guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships
MARPOL MEPC.1/Circ.795 2013/01/01 Unified interpretations to MARPOL ANNEX VI
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.11 2013/01/01 Interim guidelines for determining minimum propulsion power to maintain the manoeuvrability of ships in adverse
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1324 2013/01/01 Amendments To The Revised Standards For The Design, Testing And Location Of Devices To Prevent The Passage Of Flame Into Cargo Tanks In Tankers (MSC/Circ.677, As Amended By MSC/Circ.1009)
SOLAS MSC.362(92) 2013/06/14 Revised Recommendation on a Standard Method for Evaluating Cross-flooding Arrangements
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1461 2013/06/14 Guidelines For Verification Of Damage Stability Requirements For Tankers
 
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2014 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL
Resolution MEPC.193(61)
2014/01/01
AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNEX OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973 (Revised MARPOL Annex III)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.325(90) 2014/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea,1974,as amended.
SOLAS Resolution MSC.326(90) 2014/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.327(90) 2014/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code).
SOLAS Resolution MSC.328(90) 2014/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code (amendment 36-12).
SOLAS Resolution MSC.329(90) 2014/01/01 Adoption of amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended.
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1429 2014/07/01 Clarification of SOLAS regulations V/19.2.3.4 and V/19.2.9.22
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.225(64) 2014/06/01 2012 Amendments to the international code for the construction and equipment of ships carrying dangerous chemicals in bulk (IBC Code)
SOLAS Resolution MSC.338(91) 2014/07/01 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AS AMENDED
SOLAS Resolution MSC.339(91) 2014/07/01 ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR FIRE SAFETY SYSTEMS (FSS CODE).
SOLAS Resolution MSC.337(91) 2014/07/01 ADOPTION OF THE CODE ON NOISE LEVELS ON BOARD SHIPS
SOLAS Resolution MSC.345(91) 2014/07/01 Adoption of amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended
MARPOL MEPC.202(62)
2014/01/01 MARPOL Annex VI, Sulphur content limit in United States Caribbean Sea emission control area (1.00%)
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Passenger ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2012, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2014
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 10,000 gross tonnage constructed on or after 1 July 2014, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System).
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 500 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2011 but on or after 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 July 2014.
SOLAS MSC.317(89) 2013/01/01 For all ships, not later than the first scheduled dry-docking after 1 July 2014, but not later than 1 July 2019, lifeboat on-load release mechanisms not complying with paragraphs 4.4.7.6.4 to 4.4.7.6.6 of LSA Code as amended by MSC.320(89) shall be replaced with equipment that complies with the Code. (SOLAS III/1.5)
SOLAS MSC.320(89)
MSC.1/Circ.1393
2013/01/01 For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, on-load release and retrieval systems shall comply with the LSA Code, as amended by resolution MSC.320(89)
CSC MSC.355(92) 2014/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 1972
MARPOL MEPC.235(65) 2014/10/01 IOPP Form A & Form B amendment (delete the listing of the maximum capacity of incinerator in item 3.2.1)
 
2014 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.1/Circ.795/Rev.2 2014/12/01 Unified interpretations to MARPOL Annex VI
SOLAS MSC.333(90) 2014/07/01 Adoption of Revised Performance Standards for Shipborne Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)
MARPOL MEPC.244(66) 2014/04/04
(published date)
2014 standard specification for shipboard incinerators
MARPOL MEPC.245(66) 2014/04/04
(published date)
2014 guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained energy efficiency design index (EEDI) for new ships
SOLAS MSC.334(90) 2014/07/01 Amendments to performance standards for devices to measure and indicate speed and distance
BWM (not yet in force) MEPC.252(67) 2014/10/17
(published date)
Guidelines for port state control under the BWM convention
MARPOL MEPC.254(67) 2014/10/17
(published date)
2014 guidelines on survey and certification of the energy efficiency design index (EEDI)
MARPOL MEPC.255(67) 2014/10/17 Amendments to the 2013 interim guidelines for determining minimum propulsion power to maintain the maneuverability of ships in adverse conditions (resolution MEPC.232(65))
MARPOL MEPC.1/Circ.795/Rev.2 2014/12/01 Unified interpretations to MARPOL Annex VI
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2015 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS
LL
MSC.349(92)
2015/01/01
Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code)
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.351(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 1994 (1994 HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.352(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.353(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code)
SOLAS MSC.354(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
LL MSC.356(92) 2015/01/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to The International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Tankers of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2012, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2015
MARPOL MEPC.238(65) 2015/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I and II to make the RO Code mandatory
WRC LEG/CONF.16/19 2015/04/14 Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007
MARPOL MEPC.251(66) 2015/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI regulations 13(NOx), 19, 20 and 21 (EEDI)
 
2015 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS A.1106(29) 2015/12/14 Revised guidelines for the onboard operational use of Shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS)
SOLAS A.1108(29) 2015/12/14 Amendments to the recommendation on pilot transfer arrangements (Resolution A.1045(27))
MARPOL MEPC.259(68) 2015/05/15 2015 guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems
MARPOL MEPC.260(68) 2015/05/15 Amendments to the 2011 guidelines addressing additional aspects to the NOx technical code 2008 with regard to particular requirements related to marine diesel engines fitted with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems (resolution MEPC.198(62))
MARPOL MEPC.262(68) 2015/05/15 Amendments to the 2013 interim guidelines for determining minimum propulsion power to maintain the maneuverability of ships in adverse conditions (resolution MEPC.232(65), as amended by resolution MEPC.255(67))
MARPOL MEPC.263(68) 2015/05/15 Amendments to the 2014 guidelines on the method of calculation of the attained energy efficiency design index (EEDI) for new ships (resolution MEPC.245(66))
MARPOL MEPC.269(68) 2015/05/15 2015 guidelines for the development of the inventory of hazardous materials
SOLAS MSC.398(95) 2015/06/05 Amendments to part B of the International Code on Intact Stability, 2008 (2008 IS Code)
SOLAS MSC.399(95) 2015/06/05 Amendments to the guidelines for the application of plastic pipes on ships (resolution A.753(18), as amended by resolution MSC.313(88))
SOLAS MSC.400(95) 2015/06/08 Amendments to the revised performance standards and functional requirements for the long-range identification and tracking of ships (resolution MSC.263(84), as amended)
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1395/Rev.2 2015/06/12 Lists of solid bulk cargoes for which a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system may be exempted or for which a fixed gas fire-extinguishing system is ineffective
MARPOL MEPC.261(68) 2015/09/01 Amendments to the 2014 guidelines on survey and certification of the energy efficiency design index (EEDI) (resolution MEPC.254(67))
SOLAS MSC.363(92) 2015/07/01 Performance standards for electronic inclinometers
SOLAS
MSC.359(92)
2015/01/01
Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2016 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Passenger ships constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2016
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Cargo ships of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2016
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 50,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2013, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2016.
MARPOL MEPC.246(66)
MEPC.247(66)
2016/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to make the use of the I I I Code mandatory
MARPOL MEPC.248(66)
2016/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I (mandatory carriage requirements for a stability instrument)
SOLAS MARPOL MSC.369(93)
MEPC.250(66)
2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
SOLAS MSC.365(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.366(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended. New chapter XIII was adopted : verification of compliance (IMSAS)
SOLAS MSC.367(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.368(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA Code)
SOLAS MSC.370(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) (for ships constructed on or after 1 July 2016)
SOLAS MSC.371(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (ESP Code)
SOLAS MSC.372(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
STCW MSC.373(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978
STCW MSC.374(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code
LOAD LINE MSC.375(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended
MARPOL MEPC.256(67) 2016/03/01 Amendment to MARPOL Annex I (amendment to regulation 43)
MARPOL MEPC.257(67) 2016/03/01 Amendment to MARPOL Annex III (amendment to the appendix on criteria for the identification of harmful substances in packaged form)
MARPOL MEPC.258(67) 2016/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (amendments to regulations 2 and 13 and the supplement to the IAPP certificate)
SOLAS MSC.380(94) 2016/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.381(94) 2016/07/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (ESP Code)
 
2016 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.227(64) 2016/01/01 2012 Guidelines on implementation of effluent standards and performance tests for sewage treatment plants
MARPOL MEPC.273(69) 2016/04/22 Amendments to the 2010 guidelines for monitoring the worldwide average sulphur content of fuel oils supplied for use on board ships
MARPOL MEPC.275(69) 2016/04/22 Establishment of the date on which regulation 11.3 of MARPOL Annex IV in respect of the Baltic Sea Special Area shall take effect
SOLAS MSC.378(93) 2016/01/01 Amendments to the revised recommendation on testing of life-saving appliances (resolution MSC.81(70), as amended)
SOLAS MSC.384(94) 2016/07/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code). New chapter 15 was adopted.
SOLAS MSC.408(96) 2016/05/13 Amendments to chapter 2 of the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code)
SOLAS MSC.418(97) 2016/11/25 Interim Recommendations on the Safe Carriage of More Than 12 Industrial Personnel on Board Vessels Engaged on International Voyages
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2017 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
BWM BWM Int' Conf., 2004
2017/09/08 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM), 2004
MARPOL MEPC.270(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex II
MARPOL MEPC.271(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI
MARPOL MEPC.272(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to the NOx technical code, 2008
MARPOL MEPC.274(69) 2017/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex IV
SOLAS MSC.391(95) 2017/01/01 International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code)
SOLAS MSC.392(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.393(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
SOLAS MSC.395(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life At Sea, 1974 (Form of safety certificate for passenger ships; Form of safety construction certificate for cargo ships; Form of safety certificate for cargo ships)
STCW MSC.396(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978
STCW MSC.397(95) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)
SOLAS
MARPOL
MEPC.264(68) 2017/01/01 International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (POLAR Code)
MARPOL MEPC.265(68) 2017/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V (making the use of the environment-related provisions of the Polar Code mandatory)
MARPOL MEPC.266(68) 2017/01/01 Amendments to regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex I
SOLAS MSC.282(86)
2011/01/01
Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 20,000 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 50,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2013, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2017
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 3,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2017
MLC ILC (103rd), 2014 2017/01/18
Amendments of 2014 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
SOLAS MSC.385(94) 2017/01/01 Adoption of International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code)
SOLAS MSC.386(94) 2017/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, As Amended.
New chapter XIV was adopted:Safety Measures for Ships Operating in Polar Waters
 
2017 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.401(95) Installed on or after 2017/12/31 Performance standards for multi-system shipborne radionavigation receivers
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1580 2017/06/09 Guidelines for Vessels and Units with Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems
MARPOL MEPC.291(71) 2017/07/07 2017 Guidelines Addressing Additional Aspects of the NOx Technical Code 2008 with Regard to Particular Requirements Related to Marine Diesel Engines Fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems
SOLAS MSC.432(97) 2017/12/31 Amendments to Performance Standards for Multi-System Shipborne Radionavigation Receivers
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2018 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MARPOL MEPC.276(70) 2018/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
MARPOL MEPC.277(70) 2018/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex V
MARPOL MEPC.278(70) 2018/03/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
SOLAS MSC.282(86) 2011/01/01 Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 10,000 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 20,000 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2013, shall be fitted with ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) not later than the first survey on or after 1 July 2018
SOLAS MSC.350(92) 2015/01/01 Cargo ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards but less than 500 gross tonnage constructed before 1 July 2002, shall be fitted with BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) not later than the first survey after 1 January 2018.
SOLAS MSC.405(96) 2018/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (ESP Code)
SOLAS MSC.406(96)
2018/01/01
Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
SOLAS MSC.412(97) 2018/07/01 Amendments to the International Code on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers, 2011 (ESP Code)
STCW MSC.416(97) 2018/07/01 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)
STCW MSC.417(97) 2018/07/01 Amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)
 
2018 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS A.1122(30) 2018/07/01 Code for the Transport and Handling of Hazardous and Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk on Offshore Support Vessels (OSV Chemical Code)
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2019 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
MLC ILC (105th), 2016 2019/01/08 Amendments of 2016 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
SOLAS MSC.426(98) 2019/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
MARPOL MEPC.286(71) 2019/01/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
MARPOL MEPC.301(71) 2019/09/01 Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI
BWM MEPC.296(72)
MEPC.297(72)
MEPC.298(72)
MEPC.299(72)
MEPC.300(72)
2019/10/13 Amendments to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004
 
2019 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.431(98) 2019/07/01 Amendments to the Revised Performance Standards for Enhanced Group Call (EGC) Equipment
SOLAS A.1116(30) 2019/01/01 Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2020 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.402(96) 2020/01/01 Requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear
SOLAS MSC.403(96) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.404(96) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.409(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.410(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Fire Safety Systems (FSS Code)
SOLAS MSC.411(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
SOLAS MSC.413(97)
MSC.414(97)
MSC.415(97)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on Intact Stability ( IS Code)
SOLAS MSC.421(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.422(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code)
SOLAS MSC.423(98)
MSC.424(98)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code)
SOLAS MSC.425(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA Code)
SOLAS MSC.436(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
SOLAS MSC.437(97) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code)
SOLAS MSC.438(99)
MSC.439(99)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code)
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC.440(99)
MEPC.302(72)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
SOLAS MSC.441(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
SOLAS MSC.442(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
SOLAS MSC.443(99)
MSC.444(99)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the International Code on Intact Stability ( IS Code)
SOLAS
MARPOL
MSC.446(99)
MEPC.303(72)
2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code)
SOLAS MSC.447(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code)
MARPOL MEPC.280(70) 2020/01/01 Limit for sulphur content of ships' fuel oil (0.50%)
 
2020 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.407(96) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)
SOLAS MSC.435(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (2009 MODU Code)
SOLAS MSC.427(98) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances
SOLAS MSC.445(99) 2020/01/01 Amendments to the Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008 (2008 SPS Code)
SOLAS MSC.449(99) 2020/07/01 Performance Standards for Shipborne Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) Receiver Equipment
SOLAS MSC.452(99) 2020/07/01 Amendments to the Revised Performance Standards for Integrated Navigation Systems (INS)
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2021 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
No Data No Data No Data No Data
 
2021 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.434(98) 2021/01/01 Performance Standards for a Ship Earth Station for Use in the GMDSS
SOLAS MSC.428(98) 2021/01/01 ENCOURAGES Administrations to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in safety management systems no later than the first annual verification of the company's Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021;
The aforementioned international conventions refer to the ones for maritime safety and environmental protection laid down by the International Maritime Organization.
In addition to the international conventions, Table 1 also includes mandatory codes and guidelines that are in common use.
Table 2 is a list of commonly used technical provisions as well as documents that are constructive in nature.
 
2024 Table 1 : International conventions and mandatory codes
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
No Data No Data No Data No Data
 
2024 Table 2 : Technical provisions and documents that are commonly used
Convention Resolution No. Applicable Date Description
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1460/Rev.1 2024/01/01 HF radiocommunication equipment capable of operating narrow-band direct printing (NBDP) update
SOLAS MSC.1/Circ.1460/Rev.2 2024/01/01 MF & HF radiocommunication equipment capable of operating narrow-band direct printing (NBDP) update
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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