IMO Publication and Documents

IMO Publication and Documents

No. 1. IMO Publication
1 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) ( Consolidated Edition, 2020)
– RESOLUTION MSC.496(105) AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE
SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974
2 International Convention on Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR 1979)(2006 Edition)
3 International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual, Volume I – Organization and Mangement (2019 Edition)
4 “International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual, Volume II –
Mission Coordination (2019 Edition)”
5 “International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual, Volume III –
Mobile Facilities (2019 Edition)”
6 GMDSS Manual (2017 Edition)
7 GMDSS Operating Guidance Card (1992 Edition)
8 IMO Standard Marine communication Phrases (IMO SMCP) – (including CD: pronunciation guide) (2005 Edition)
9 International SafetyNET Manual (2017 Edition)
10 NAVTEX Manual (2017 Edition)
11 Manual on Maritime Safety Information (Joint IMO/IHO/WMO MSI Manual)(2015 Edition)
12 International Code of Signals (2005 Edition)
13 International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)(2018 Edition – Amendment 39-18)
14 IMDG Code Supplement (2018 Edition)
No. 2. IMO Document
1 Res. A.705(17) Promulgation of maritime safety information
2 Res. A.706(17) World-Wide Navigational Warning Service
3 Res. A. 814(19) Guidelines for the avoidance of false distress alerts
4 Res. A.855(20) Standards for on-board helicopter facilities
5 Res. 856(20) Guidance to Administrations on development of a shore-based SAR telecommunication infrastructure
6 Res. A.887(21) Establishment updating and retrieval of the information contained in the registration databases for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
7 Res. A.919(22) Acceptance and implementation of the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 as amended
8 Res. A.920(22) Review of safety measures and procedures for the treatment of persons rescued at sea
9 Res. A.949(23) Guidelines on places of refugee for ships in need of assistance
10 Res. A.950(23) Maritime Assistance Services (MAS)
11 Res. A.954(23) Proper use of VHF Channels at sea
12 “Res. A.999(25) Guideline on voyage planning for passenger ships operating
in remote areas”
13 Res. A.1051(27) IMOWMO Worldwide met-ocean information and warning service – guidance document
14 Res. A.1074(28) Notification and circulation through the Global integrated shipping information system (GISIS)
15 “Res. MSC.131(75) Maintenance of a continuous listening watch on VHF channel by SOLAS ships whilst at sea after 1 February 1999 and installation of VHF DSC facilities on
non-SOLAS ships”
16 Res. MSC. 167(78) Guidelines on the treatment of persons rescued at sea
17 IMO-UNHCR-ICS leaflet Rescue at Sea – a guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants
18 Res. MSC.199(80) Adoption of amendments to provision of radio services for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
19 Res. MSC.305(87) Guideline on operational procedures for the promulgation of Maritime Safety Information concerning acts of piracy and piracy counter measure operation
20 Res.MSC.436(99) Amendments to the international convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended
21 COMSAR-Circ.3 – Relations Between NAVAAREA Co-Ordinators And Rescue Co-Ordination Centres
22 COMSAR-Circ.22 – Guidance on data fields for SAR Databases
23 COMSAR.-Circ.23 – Guidance For Central Alerting Posts (Caps)
24 COMSAR-Circ.25 – Procedure for responding to DSC distress alerts by ships
25 COMSAR-Circ.29 – Guidance for voluntary use of standardized questionnaires and formats for reporting false alerts in collecting data on false alerts
26 COMSAR-Circ.31 – Guidance for Mass Rescue Operations (MROs)
27 COMSAR-Circ.35 – Recommendations on medium frequency/high frequency (MF/HF) digital selective calling (DSC) test calls to coast stations.
28 COMSAR-Circ.36 Broadcast of warnings for tsunamis and other natural disasters.
29 COMSAR-Circ.37 – Guidance on minimum communication needs of Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCCs)
30 COMSAR.1-Circ.41 – Analysis Of Maritime Safety Information promulgated via EGC SafetyNET system and recommendations on improving its quality
31 COMSAR.1-Circ.45 – Guidance on distress alerts
32 COMSAR.1-Circ.50-Rev.3 – Distress priority communications for RCC from shore to ship via Inmarsat.
33 COMSAR.1-CIRC.58-REV.1 List of NAVAREA and METAREA Coordinators
34 COMSAR.1-Circ.53-Rev.2 – List Of Land Earth Station (Les) Operation Coordinators In The Inmarsat System.
35 COMSAR.1-Circ.55 – Guidance for entering and updating information on search and rescue services into GISIS and on how to get access to the information for operational use.
36 COMSAR.1-Circ.56 – Guidance on smartphone and other computer device SAR applications
37 MSC-Circ.805 – Guidance for the use of radio signals by ships under attack or threat of attack from pirates or armed robbers
38 MSC-Circ.892 Alerting of search and rescue authorities
39 MSC-Circ.895 – Recommendation on helicopter landing areas on ro-ro passenger ships
40 MSC.1-Circ.896-Rev.2 – Interim measures for combating unsafe practices associated with the trafficking, smuggling or transport of migrants by sea
41 MSC-Circ.959 Interim procedures for MRCCs on receipt of distress alert
42 MSC-Circ.960 – Medical assistance at sea
43 MSC-Circ.1042 – List of contents of the “Emergency Medical KitBag” and medical consideration for its use on ro-ro pasenger ships not normally carrying a medical doctor
44 MSC.1-Circ.1043 – Guidance on ships’ daily reporting of their positions to their companies
45 MSC-Circ.1073 – Measure to enhance maritime security – Directive for maritime rescue coordination contres (MRCCs) on acts of violence against ships
46 MSC-Circ.1078 – Guidelines To Administrations on reporting false alerts
47 MSC-Circ.1079-Rev.1 Guidelines for preparing plans for co-operation between sar services and passenger ships (in accordance with SOLAS regulation V/7.3)
48 “MSC-Circ.1105 – Guidance on responsibility and liability issues related to the use of the emergency
medical kit/bag and evaluation of its use in emergency incidents”
49 MSC-Circ.1156 Guidance on the access of public authorities, emergency response services and pilot on board ships to which SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code apply
50 “MSC-Circ.1172 – Identification of passenger ships, other than Ro-Ro passenger ships
which should benefit from being equipped with the Emergency Medical Kit/Bag (EMK)”
51 MSC.1-Circ.1182-Rev.1 – Guide to recovery techniques
52 MSC.1-Circ.1183 – Guidelines on The provision of external support as an aid to incident containment for SAR authorities and others concerned
53 MSC.1-Circ.1184 – Enhanced contingency planning guidance for passenger ships operating in areas remote from SAR facilities
54 MSC.1-Circ.1185-Rev.1 – Guide for cold water survival
55 MSC.1-Circ.1186 – Guidelines on The training Of SAR service personnel working in major Incidents
56 “MSC.1-Circ.1208 – Promoting and verifying continued familiarization Of GMDSS operators on
board ships”
57 MSC.1-Circ.1210-Rev.1 – Guidance On The Cospas-Sarsat International 406 Mhz Beacon Registration Database
58 “MSC.1-CIRC.1214 Performance standards for the systems and services to remain operational on passenger ships for safe return to port and orderly evacuation and abandonment
after a casualty”
59 MSC.1-Circ.1218 – Guidance on exchange of medical information between telemedical Assistance Services (TMAS) involved in internation SAR operations
60 MSC.1-Circ.1248 – Minimizing delays in search and rescue response To distress alerts
61 MSC.1-Circ.1287-Rev.1 – Amendments to resolution A.705(17) – Promulgation of maritime safety information
62 MSC.1-Circ.1288-Rev.1 – Amendments to resolution A.706(17) – World-Wide Navigational Warning Service
63 MSC.1-Circ.1333-Rev.1 – Recommendations to Governments for preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery against ships
64 MSC.1-Circ.1334 – Guidance to shipowners and ship operators, shipmasters and crews on preventing and suppressing acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships
65 MSC. 1-Circ.1338-Rev.1 – Guidance to search and rescue services in relation to requesting and receiving LRIT information
66 MSC.1-Circ.1365 – Commercially available locating, tracking and emergency notification devices
67 MSC.1-Circ.1382-Rev.2 – Revised questionnaire on shore-based facilities for the Gobal Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
68 MSC.1-Circ.1412-Rev.1 – Principles and guidelines relating to review and audit of performance of LRIT data centres and the international LRIT Data Exchange (Principles and guidelines)
69 “MSC.1-Circ.1413 – Basic safety guidance for yacht races or oceanic voyages by
non-regulated craft”
70 MSC.1-CIRC.1447 Guidelines for the development of plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water
71 MSC.1-CIRC.1594 Amendments to the Internation Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual
72 GMDSS.1-CIRC.22 Master Plan of shore-based facilities for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS Master Plan)
73 “SAR.7-Circ.14 – List Of documents and publications which should be held by a
MRCC or JRCC (this document)”
– RESOLUTION MSC.509(105) PROVISION OF RADIO SERVICES FOR THE
GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS AND SAFETY SYSTEM (GMDSS)
– RESOLUTION MSC.514(105) GUIDELINES FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF FALSE DISTRESS ALERTS
No. 3. Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS)
1 Global SAR Plan module – Global SAR Plan
2 Contact Points module on Maritime Assistance Service – Contact Points on Maritime Assistance Services
3 GMDSS module – GMDSS Master Plan
No. 4. Non-IMO documents
1 COSPAS-SARSAT G.007 Issue 3 March 2022