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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) with oversight over shipping and maritime affairs. The uniquely global qualities of the maritime industry have conferred a special role on IMO, whose chief task has been to provide an international means to promote safety at sea through the development of a comprehensive regulatory framework.  Its mission today includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical cooperation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping. As a member of the IMO, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) maintains a permanent representative in London.

The RMI is signatory to all the major safety and environmental protection Conventions and Treaties.


The RMI has ratified the following IMO Conventions:

  • IMO Convention, ratified by the RMI in 1998


MARITIME SAFETY

  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974/78, as amended (SOLAS)

  • International Load Lines Convention, 1966, as amended. Load Lines Protocol, 1988, as amended (LLPROT 1988)

  • Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREG)

  • International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972 (CSC)

  • Convention of the International Maritime Satellite Organization, 1976, as amended (INMARSAT-C)

  • International Convention on Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW 1978)

  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988 (SUA Convention 88)

  • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, 1988 (SUA Protocol 88)

MARINE POLLUTION

  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended (MARPOL 73/78)

  • International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969 (INTERVENTION)

  • Protocol relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Pollution by Substances other than Oil, 1973, as amended (INTERVENTION PROT 1973)

  • International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990 (OPRC 1990)
          
  • 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

  • 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer


LIABILITY AND COMPENSATION

  • Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 (CLC PROT 1992)

  • Protocol to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971 (FUND PROT 1976)

  • Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (LLMC)

  • Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (PAL) OTHER IMO SUBJECTS

  • Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965, as amended (FAL)

  • International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 (TONNAGE)

  • International Convention on Salvage, 1989 (SALVAGE)


RECENTLY RATIFIED

  • Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988 (SUA Protocol 2005)

  • Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf (SUA Protocol 2005)

  • Protocol of 1996 to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Convention Protocol 96)

  • International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001

  • International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001


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