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Document ID (ISN)58221
CIS number 92-728
ISBN(s) 92-801-1243-0 (Vols.I-IV); 92-801-1248-1 (Suppl)
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Title International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code [IMO]
Original title Code maritime international des marchandises dangereuses [OMI] [in French]
Bibliographic information International Maritime Organization (IMO), 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, consolidated ed., 1990. 4 vols + Supplement. Illus.
Abstract This Code is recommended to Governments for adoption into national legislation as directed by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (1974 SOLAS Convention) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (1973, as modified in 1978). Vol.I: introduction; basic concepts; sample hazard labels; lists of substances suitable for certain kinds of transport, with associated codes (ca. 1100 liquid substances for carriage in portable tanks and road tank vehicles; 47 non-refrigerated liquefied gases of Class 2 for carriage in tanks; ca. 760 liquid and 450 solid substances for transport in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)); general index of ca. 4000 substances with their IMDG Codes, UN Code, Packaging Group, Subsidiary Risk Label(s), Emergency Schedule No. and MFAG No. (for first aid). Vols.II-IV: data sheets on specific substances, grouped by Class (II: explosives, gases, flammable liquids; III: flammable solids, oxidisers and organic peroxides; IV - toxic and infectious substances, radioactive materials, corrosive substances, miscellaneous substances). Supplement: list of units; emergency and first aid procedures; code of safe practice for solid bulk cargoes; reporting procedures; packing cargo transport units; safe use of pesticides in ships. In annex: full texts of relevant IMO resolutions and circulars.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; sea transport; flammable liquids; IMCO; organic peroxides; explosive substances; oxidizing substances; solids; gases; radioactive substances; toxic substances; liquefied gases; liquids; transport of materials; warning notices; corrosive substances
Descriptors (secondary) compendium; pesticides; bulk liquid containers; storage tanks; bulk solids storage; data sheet; emergency organization; first aid; hazard identification; international agreements; directive; list of chemical substances
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceIMO
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Transport of materials