Key IMO Conventions

  •    International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended
  •    International Convention for the Prevention of Polltion from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto and by the Protocol of 1997( MARPOL)
  •    International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers ( STCW ) as amended, inclding the 1995 and 2010 Manila Amendments


Other conventions relating to maritime safety and secrity and ship/port interface


Other conventions relating to prevention of marine pollution


Conventions covering liability and compensation


Other sbjects


Status of coventions

Chronological list of IMO instruments

Chronological list of IMO instruments, including Codes and amendments, with corresponding entry into force date

List of instruments received in 2015 – by month

List of recent ratifications, acceptances, denunciations etc.

Summary of Status of Conventions

Provides the current number of ratifications for each treaty and the corresponding world merchant shipping tonnage

Status of multilateral Conventions

Comprehensive information on the status of IMO treaties including signatories, contracting States, declarations, reservations, statements and amendments

Status of conventions

Excel chart listing ratifications by State