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The Merchant Shipping (Compliance with Flag State Requirements) Order of 2016 (P.I 350/2016)

The issuance of P.I 350/2016 repealed and replaced the previous order 190/2012, in order to include in the definition of the relevant International Conventions the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks of 2007.

As per Circular No. 36/2016 the following relevant international Conventions are the Conventions coming under the Merchant Shipping (Compliance with Flag State Requirements) Law of 2012:

(a) the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea of 1974 (SOLAS 74);

(b) the International Load Lines Convention of 1966 (LL Convention 66);

(c) the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships of 1973 and the 1978 Protocol thereto (MARPOL Convention 73/78);

(d) the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships of 1969 (ITC Convention 69);

(e) the Convention on International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea of 1972 (COLREG Convention 72);

(f) the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers of 1978 (STCW Convention 78);

(g) the Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement 1971 (STP 71), and the Protocol on Space Requirements for Special Trade Passenger Ships 1973 (SPACE STP 73);

(h) the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships of 2001(ANTI-FOULING Convention);

(i) the International Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter of 1972 (DUMPING Convention);

(j) the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage of 1992 (CLC Convention 92);

(k) the International Convention for the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage of 1971 and of its Protocols of 1976 and 1992 (FUND Convention);

(l) the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage of 2001 (BUNKERS Convention);

(m) the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue of 1979 (SAR Convention);

(n) the International Convention for Safe Containers of 1972 (CSC Convention);

(o) the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic of 1965 and of its Amendments of 1969 to 1996 (FAL Convention);

(p) the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea of 1996 (HNS Convention);

(q) the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 (MLC 2006); and

(r) the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks of 2007 (Wreck Removal Convention).

The term ‘International Conventions’ includes their relevant Protocols, Codes, Standards, Resolutions, Recommendations or Guidelines in their up-to-date version.