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

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The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, currently in force, was adopted on 1 November 1974 by the International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, which was convened by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and entered into force on 25 May 1980.

This publication contains a consolidated text of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, the 1988 SOLAS Protocol, and all subsequent amendments thereto up to and including the December 2002 amendments. The resulting text has been compiled by the IMO Secretariat and is intended to provide an easy reference to SOLAS requirements applicable as on 1 July 2004.




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