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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 1, 1974
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000115)
Title abbreviation

SOLAS 1974

Title (French)

Convention internationale pour la sauvegarde de la vie humaine en mer

Title (Spanish)

Convenio Internacional para la Seguridad de la Vida Humana en el Mar

Title (Other)

Internationales Übereinkommen zum Schutz des menschlichen Lebens auf See

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French
Entry into force
May 25, 1980
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
Keyword
Maritime zone Certification Data collection/reporting Transport/storage Navigation
Geographical area
North Sea
Abstract

The Solas Convention has a number of technical chapters which cover the following subject: construction,subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations (Chapter II-1); fire protection, detection and extinction (II-2); life-saving appliances (III); radio telegraphy and radiotelephony(IV); safety of navigation(V); carriage of grain (VI); carriage of dangerous goods (VII); and nuclear ships ( VIII). Objectives: To maintain a high level of safety at sea. Summary of provisions: This Convention was adopted in the framework of the International Maritime Organisation. The Parties undertake to give effect to the Rules and other Annexes constituting the 1972 International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (art. I), which are to apply to all vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected vessels upon the high seas and in all waters connected therewith navigable by seagoing vessels.

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