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Dangerous Goods

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code) Explained

Definition The IMDG Code regulates the transport of dangerous goods by sea in order to prevent injury to persons or damage to ships and their cargoes. Dangerous Goods means the substances, materials and articles in packaged form covered by IMDG Code. Transport of marine pollutants is primarily regulated to prevent harm to the marine environment. The

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MARPOL 73/78 in Nutshell

What is MARPOL 73/78? The International Convention for the Prevention of the Pollution of the Sea by Oil (OILPOL) dating from 1954 was at the basis of the Convention. The shipwreck of the Torrey Canyon in 1967, the largest oil disaster at the time, was a key motivator for establishing the Convention. The Convention was

Nutshell Series

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 in Nutshell

The Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), is an international maritime treaty that requires signatory flag states to ensure that flagged vessels meet minimum safety standards for operation, equipment, and construction. It was born after the sinking of the 1914 RMS Titanic.

iamsar manual

The IAMSAR Manual in Nutshell

An up-to-date copy of IAMSAR Manuals are required to be carried on board ship as per the requirement of SOLAS Chapter V: Safety of Navigation. International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manuals/ Volumes are jointly published by IMO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); These three volumes IAMSAR Manual provides guidelines for