Other IMO Conventions

Other IMO Conventions


International Convention on Salvage, 198914/7/1996


The Convention replaced a convention on the law of salvage adopted in Brussels in 1910 which incorporated the “‘no cure, no pay” principle under which a salvor is only rewarded for services if the operation is successful.


Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 19881/3/1992


The main purpose of the convention is to ensure that appropriate action is taken against persons committing unlawful acts against ships. These include the seizure of ships by force; acts of violence against persons on board ships; and the placing of devices on board a ship which are likely to destroy or damage it. The convention obliges Contracting Governments either to extradite or prosecute alleged offenders.


International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 196918/7/1982


The Convention, adopted by IMO in 1969, was the first successful attempt to introduce a universal tonnage measurement system.


Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 19655/3/1967


The Convention’s main objectives are to prevent unnecessary delays in maritime traffic, to aid co-operation between Governments, and to secure the highest practicable degree of uniformity in formalities and other procedures. In particular, the Convention reduces to just eight the number of declarations which can be required by public authorities


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