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Title: International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
Alternative Title(s): SOLAS 1974
Available From: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1983/22.html
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/publisher,IMO,,,46920bf32,0.html
Conclusion Date: 1974-11-01
Entry Into Force Date: 1980-05-25
Description: This Convention is the primary instrument governing safety of merchant ships. The main objective of the SOLAS Convention is to specify minimum standards for the construction, equipment and operation of ships, compatible with their safety. It assigns responsibility for compliance to a vessel's "Flag State;" i.e., the State under which the vessel is registered. States to the SOLAS Convention also have certain powers to inspect vessels of other States.
The Convention has been amended over thirty times; for a list and summaries of the amendments, see the International Maritime Organization's Web site.
Legal Citation: 32 UST 47; 1184 UNTS 278
EISIL Categories: Home > Communications & Transport > Transport > Water
Home > International Air, Space & Water > Water > Maritime Matters
Keywords: maritime
oceans
sea
Language(s): English
Document Creator: International Maritime Organization
Site Administrator: Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
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