Both the safety of shipping and the cleanliness of oceans are promoted in many ways, one of which is the continuing development of routeing measures to control the navigation of vessels and to monitor their progress.
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The amendments update standards of competence required, particularly in light of emerging technologies, introduce new training and certification requirements and methodologies, improve mechanisms for enforcement of its provisions, and detail requirements on hours of work and rest, prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and medical fitness standards for seafarers.
The Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG), 1972 has been accepted by many States since it was adopted in 1972 and entered into force in July 1977. It was amended in 1981, 1987, 1989, 1993 and 2001. This publication contains the fully consolidated text of the 1972 Convention. It supersedes the 2002 consolidated edition.
The Manual provides an explanation of the principles upon which the GMDSS is based, the radiocommunication requirements and recommendations for its implementation,the operational performance standards and technical specifications to be met by GMDSS equipment, and the procedures for and method of operation of the various radio services which form the GMDSS and the Master Plan for the GMDSS.
Jointly published by IMO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the three-volume IAMSAR Manual provides guidelines for a common aviation and maritime approach to organizing and providing search and rescue (SAR) services. Each volume can be used as a stand-alone document or, in conjunction with the other two volumes, as a means to attain a full view of the SAR system.
The purpose of this Code is to provide international standards of specific engineering specifications for fire safety systems required by chapter II -2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended. This edition also includes IMO resolutions and circulars relevant to the Code. This publication assists shipowners, operators, shipyards, classification societies and Ad...