International Maritime Organization is the most prominent center of International Maritime Law development. There are 34 fundamental conventions adopted within the framework of the IMO. Together with the IMO Convention there are thirty five such agreements. If amendments and annexes, which require adoption, are added, the overall number of instruments, developed by the IMO, reaches 60.
Our State is the Party to 20 fundamental conventions (agreements). In general, Ukraine participates in 32 instruments (conventions (agreements) and amendments) developed by the Organization.
Principal IMO Conventions (agreements) to which Ukraine is a Party
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS 1974).
International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 (LL 1966).
Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended (COLREG 1972).
International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972, as amended (CSC 1972).
Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (IMSO C 1976).
Operating Agreement on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT OA) 1976.
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW 1978).
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (STCW-F 1995).
International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR 1979).
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78).
International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969 (INTERVENTION 1969).
Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972, as amended (LC 1972).
International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969 (CLC 1969).
Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (PAL 1974).
Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965, as amended (FAL 1965).
International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 (TONNAGE 1969).
Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA).
Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf (SUA PROT).
International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001.
Convention on the International Maritime Organization (IMO CONVENTION).