A List of the International Maritime Conventions Issued by the International Maritime Organization ( IMO ) which the Country previously joined:

No.

Convention's Name, Place & Date of its Conclusion

The Country stated from it

1

Convention of the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, Geneva, 6.3.1948, as amended ( entry into force on 17.3.1958 )

Approved as per the Law No. 319 dated 16.2.1956

Remark :

The Country approved the amendment of the Convention as per the Legislative Decree No. 56 dated 16/5/1967 and called it " The International Maritime Convention"

 

Amendments of 1991 & 1993 to the International Maritime Organization Convention ( inserting a new Committee in the Organization's Structure called the Facilitation Committee, and expanding the seat number of the Organization Council from 32 seats to 40 seats )

The Country accepted these amendments

2

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea ( SOLAS ), London, 1960

Approved as per the Legislative Decree No. 110 dated 24.8.1968

3

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea ( SOLAS ), as amended, London, 1.11.1974

Joined as per Law No. 15 dated 1.11.2000

Remark :

Joining also included the Convention's two Protocols of 1978 and 1988, and also its amendments up to 1997

4

Protocol 1978, relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea  ( SOLAS ) of 1974, as amended, London, 17.2.1978

Same Law No. 15 dated 1.11.2000

5

Protocol 1988, relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea   ( SOLAS ) of 1974, as amended, London, 11.1.1988

Same Law No. 15 dated 1.11.2000

6

Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, London, 20.10.1972

Approved as per Decree No. 338 dated 10.6.1975

7

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto ( MARPOL Convention 73/78, London, 17.2.1978)

Joined and its Protocol as per Decree No. 127 dated 13.6.1988 .

The Country preserved to the Convention Annexes Nos. 3-4-5 and also Article No. 10 of the Convention Text

8

Convention for Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic ( FAL ), as amended, London, 9.4.1965

Approved as per the Legislative Decree No. 90 dated 2.10.1971

9

International Convention on Load Lines, London, 5.4.1966

Approved as per the Legislative Decree No. 90 dated 2.10.1971

10

International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, London, 1969

Approved as per the Legislative Decree No. 90 dated 2.10.1971

11

International Convention relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, Brussels, 1969

Approved as per the Decree No. 251 dated 23.3.1972

12

International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969, Brussels

Approved as per the Decree No. 251 dated 23.3.1972

13

Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969, London

Approved as per Law No. 27 dated 19.11.2003

14

International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971, Brussels

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

Remark :

The Country withdrew from it at approval to join the Protocol of 1992 to amend it as per the Legislative Decree No. 44 dated ….

15

Protocol of 1992 to amend the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971, London

Joined as per the Legislative Decree No. 44 dated 13.7.2002

Remark :

The Country withdrew from the Fund Convention of 1971

16

International Convention for safe Containers, 1972, as amended, Geneva

Joined as per Decree No. 226 dated 3.7.2003

17

Protocol of 2002 to the Athens Convention relating to the carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974, London

The Country agreed to join it as per Law No. 62 dated 30.12.2004

18

International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW) and its Amendments 1995 and 1997, London

Joined as per law No. 14 dated 1.11.2000

19

International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), 1970, Hamburg

Joined as per Legislative Decree No. 14 dated 18.2.2003

20

Convention for Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime navigation, 1988, Rome

Joined as per Legislative Decree No. 66 dated 22.12.2002

21

Protocol for Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms located on the Continental Shelf, 1988, Rome

Joined as per Legislative Decree No. 66 dated 22.12.2002

22

International Convention on Salvage, 1989, London

Joined as per Legislative Decree No. 34 dated 13.8.2001

23

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response & Cooperation, 1990, ( OPRC Convention ), London

Joined as per Legislative Decree No. 6 dated 19.1.2003

24

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes an Other Matter, 1972, as amended (London Convention ), London

Joined as per Decree No. 1607 dated 9.7.1975

25

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001, London

Joined as per Decree No. 58 dated 9.9.2003

26

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Substances on Ships, 2001, London

Approved as per Decree No. 225 dated 3.7.2003

27

Convention on Maritime liens and Mortgages, Geneva, 6.5.1993

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 37 dated 22.7.2003

28

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1954, as amended, London

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 110 dated 24.8.1968

Remark :

Remained valid but it isn’t practical anymore because it is copied in next Conventions

29

Protocol of 2000 on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, London

Approved as per Law No. 2 dated 11.1.2004

30

Convention on limitation of liability for maritime Claims,1976,London

Approved as per legislative Decree No . 62 dated 31.7.2005

31

Protocol of 1996 to amend the convention on Limitation of Liability for maritime Claims,1976,London

Same as above in item 30

32

International convention on standards of raining, certification and Walchkeeping for fishing vessel personnel ,1995,London (STCW-F)

Approved as per legislative decree No . 47 dated 8.5.2005

33

Annexes 3,4 and5 of MARPOL 73/78

Approved as per decree NO .493 dated 1.12.2005

34

Annex 6 of MARPOL 73/78 (protocol of 1997 amend the convention and related to air pollution from ships)

Approved as per legislative decree No.30 dated 10.7.2006

 

A List of the International Maritime Conventions Issued by the United Nationals Organization and other International Organizations which the Country previously joined:

No.

Convention's Name, Place & Date of its Conclusion

The Country stated from it

1

Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes ( BASEL Convention ), 1989, Basel - Switzerland

Certified as per Decree No. 246 dated 28.5.1991

2

Barcelona Convention for Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, 1976, Barcelona, Spain

Joined as per Organizational Decree No. 375 dated 20.5.1978

3

Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea, Against Pollution from Earth-Based Sources, 1980, Athens

Certified as per Decree No. 142 dated 7.6.1992

4

Amendments of 1995 to Barcelona Convention for Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, 1976

Certified as per Decree No. 24 dated 3.7.2003

5

International Customs Convention relating to Welfare Material for Seafarers, 1964 ( issued by the Customs Collaboration Council ), Brussels

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

6

International Convention relating to Registration of Rights in respect of Vessels under Construction, 1967, Brussels

Approved as per decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

7

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to Penal Jurisdiction in Matters of Collision or Other Incidents of navigation, 1952, Brussels

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973, with preservation that the Country has the right to detect the violations committed in the territorial water according to the legislations & regulations enforced in the country

8

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to Civil Competence in Matters of Collisions, 1952

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

9

International Convention relating to the Responsibility of Exploiters of Nuclear Ships and its Additional Protocol, 1962, Brussels

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

 

10

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to Maritime Privileges and Mortgages and the Protocol of Signature, 1967, Brussels

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

11

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to Assistance and Salvage at Seam 1910 and the Protocol to amend the Convention, 1967, Brussels

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

12

Convention No. 53 of 1963 concerning the Minimum Requirements of Professional Capacity for Masters, Officers and Engineers on Board Merchant Ships ( issued by the International Labor Conference), Geneva

Joined as per Decision of the President of the United Arab Republic No. 944 dated 23.5.1960

13

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Sea-going Ships and Protocol of Signature, 1957, Brussels

Approved as per Decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

14

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules of Law Relating to Bills of Lading 1924, and the Protocol to amend the Convention 1968, Brussels

Approved as per decree No. 584 dated 23.4.1973

15

International Convention relating to the Arrest of Seagoing Ships, 1952, Brussels

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 90 dated 2.10.1971

16

International Convention on Arrest of Ships, 1999, Geneva

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 29 dated 1.8.2001

17

International Convention on the Measurement of Inland Navigation Vessels, 1966

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 90 dated 2.10.1971

18

International Convention on the Registration of Inland Navigation Vessels, 1965, Geneva

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 90 dated 2.10.1971

19

Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea ( Hamburg Rules ), 1978, issued from the United Nations Conference for sea transport of goods, Hamburg, Germany

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 46 dated 6.9.2001

20

United Nations Convention for Registration of Ships, 1986, Geneva

Organized as per Legislative Decree No. 26 of 2004

 

21

International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules concerning the Immunities of State-owned Ships, 1926, and its Additional Protocol, 1934, Brussels

Joined as per Decision of the President of the United Arab Republic No. 497 dated 18.3.1960

22

International Labor Organization ( ILO ) Convention No. 125 on Certificates of Competency for Fishers, 1966, Geneva

Certified as per Legislative Decree No. 81 dated 25.2.1969

23

International Labor Organization ( ILO ) Convention No. 134 on Protection of Seafarers against Labor Accidents, 1970, Geneva

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 45 dated 25.7.2004

24

United Nations International Convention of Stowaways, 1957, Brussels

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 4 dated 13.1.2003

25

Convention of International Hydrographic Organization, Monaco, 1967

Approved as per Decree No. 705 dated 23.4.1973

26

United National Convention of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Contiguous Atlantic Area, Monaco, 24.11.1996

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 35 dated 13.8.2001

27

United National Convention to Promote and Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas, 1993

Approved as per Legislative Decree No. 33 dated 13.8.2001

28

Protocol relating to the Areas enjoying Special Protection and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean Sea, 1995

Approved as per Decree No. 32 dated 5.7.2003