The Barbados Government has ratified and Barbados Maritime adheres to all major international conventions to date, including but not limited to the following:

  • The International Maritime Organisation Convention and Amendments of 1991 and 1993
  • The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974
  • 1978 and 1988 Protocol to the 1974 Convention on Safety of Life at Sea
  • The International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and its Protocol of 1988
  • The Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunications Union (NICE) 1989, and the Radio Regulations, 1990
  • The Convention on the Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965
  • The International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969
  • The International Health Regulations (Geneva) 1969
  • The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972
  • The International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972
  • The 1976 Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Convention
  • The 1978 Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention, as amended 1974
  • Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their luggage by sea and its 1976 Protocol.
  • 1976 ILO Convention No.147 – re minimum standards for seafarers
  • 1988 Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the safety of Maritime Navigation and its 1988 Protocol
  • Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships, 1973, as amended, Annexes 1, II, III and V
  • International Convention relating to intervention on High Seas in cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969
  • Protocol of 1973 relating to Intervention on the High Seas in cases of Pollution by Substances other than Oil
  • Protocol of 1976 and 1992 to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage
  • Protocol of 1976 and 1992 to amend the International Convention on the establishment of an International
  • Fund for Oil Pollution Damage. MARPOL I,II,III,IV,V & VI
  • International Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972
  • International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue 1979
  • International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001
  • International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Bunker Convention, 2001
  • International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediment Water, 2004
  • Maritime Labour Convention 2006