International Conventions

The emphasis on maritime regulations has shifted and become considerably more dynamic. The international regulations relating to safety at sea, manning of ships, together with pollution in its many manifestations have significantly changed in recent times and will no doubt continue to do so. The protection of the marine environment from oil pollution damage and crew safety are two of the main priorities of our registry. To comply with international legislation, amendments to the current Merchant Shipping Act have been drafted and a set of Merchant Shipping Regulations has been developed. Together, they deal comprehensively with such matters as bareboat chartering and mortgages, and incorporate all of the relevant requirements of the ISM Code, STCW 78/95, MARPOL 73/78, SOLAS, COLREG and the Load Line Convention
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has acceded to the following International Conventions:
Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007
Maritime Labour Convention 2006
SOLAS - International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and Protocol of 1978 as amended
Protocol of 1988 relating to SOLAS, 1974 (SOLAS Prot, 1988, - entry into force 9th of January, 2002
STCW - International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers,1978, as amended
MARPOL 73/78 - International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL) – Annex VI – entry into force 26th February 2009
ILL 1966 - International Convention on Load Lines, 1966
Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LL Prot, 1988)
COLREG - Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
ITC 1969 - International Convention on Tonnage Measurements of Ships (Tonnage), 1969
CLC Prot. 1992 - International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 (CLC69) and Protocol relating to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992 (CLC 92)
Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement, 1971 and the Protocol on space requirements for special trade passenger ships, 1973
International Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages, 1993 (supersedes Brussels Convention of 1926) - entry into force 11th of June, 1997
International Convention relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships, Brussels, 1952
UNCLOS - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982
Prevention of Maritime Pollution by Dumping of Waste and Other Matter, 1972 - entry into force 23rd of November, 2001
International Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988 (SUA, 1988)
Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, 1988 (SUA Prot, 1988) - entry into force 7th of January, 2002
Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971 (Fund Prot, 1992). - Entry into force 9th of October, 2002.
International Maritime Organisation Convention (IMO Convention)
Amendments to articles 17,18, 20 and 51 to the Convention on the International Maritime Organization, 1991 (IMO Amendments 91)
Amendments to the Convention on the International Maritime Organization relating to the institutionalization of the Committee on technical cooperation in the Convention, 1993 (IMO Amendments 93)
United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978
International Convention relating to intervention on high seas in case of oil pollution casualties, 1969 (Intervention 69)
Protocol of 1973 relating t the intervention o the high seas in cases of marine pollution by substances other than oil, 1973 (Intervention Prot 73)
International convention on civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage, 2001 (Effective as of 26th February 2009)
Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention, 1925 – C19
Minimum Wage-Fixing Machinery Convention, 1928 – C26
Forced Labour Convention 1930 – C29
Labour Inspection Convention 1947 – C81
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 – C87
Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Convention, 1949 – C94
Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 – C95
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 - C98
Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 - C100
Holidays with Pay (Agriculture) Convention, 1952 - C101
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 – C105
Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention, 1958 – C108
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 – C111
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 – C182