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Document ID (ISN)104495
CIS number 05-589
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Title International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 [amended to 2005]
Bibliographic information International Maritime Organization, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom, 1974 (with amendments to 2005).
Internet access [in French] [in English]
Abstract Internet page dedicated to the detailed description of the SOLAS Convention, which, in its successive forms, is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships. The first version was adopted in 1914. The Convention currently in force is referred to as SOLAS 1974, as amended. It includes chapters on: ship construction and installations; fire protection; life-saving arrangements; radio communications; safety of navigation; carriage of cargoes and dangerous goods; nuclear ships; management for the safe operation of ships; safety measures for high-speed craft; special measures to enhance maritime safety and security; additional safety measures for bulk carriers.
Descriptors (primary) IMO; plant safety organization; sea transport; ships
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; radio communications; bulk carriers; safety by design; fire protection; international agreements; directive; escape and rescue
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIMO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation