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

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