Vessel and equipment

Safety at sea is very dependent on how the actual vessel is designed and constructed as well as on the equipment carried onboard.

 

FAO, ILO and IMO Publications

FAO, ILO and IMO are providing guidelies, conventions and codes in relation to fishing vessel safety. The publications below are jointly produced by FAO, ILO, and IMO and are available on-line at the IMO publishing bookshop.

 

The Revised fishing vessel safety code and voluntary guidelines 

 

The CODE OF SAFETY FOR FISHERMEN AND FISHING VESSELS (Part A), 2005. 

  The purpose of part A of the Code is to provide information with a view to promoting the safety and health of crew members on board fishing vessles. This part of the Code may also servwe as a guide to those concerned with framing measures for the improvement of safety and health on board fishing vessels but is not a substitute for national laws and regulations.

The publication is available on-line at the IMO publishing bookshop.  

 

 

The CODE OF SAFETY FOR FISHERMEN AND FISHING VESSELS (Part B), 2005

  The purpose of part B of the Code is to provide information on the design, construction, and equipment of fishing vessels with a view to promoting the safety of fishing vessels and safety and health of the crew. The Code is not a substitute for national laws and regulations nor is it a substitute for the provision of international instruments in relation to safety of fishing vessels and crew although it may serve as a guide to those concerned with framing such national laws and regulations.

The publication is available on-line at the IMO publishing bookshop.

 

The VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENTOF SMALL FISHING VESSELS, 2005

The purpose of these Guidelines is to provide information on the design, construction, and equipment of small fishing vessels with a view to promoting the safety of the vessel and safety and health of the crew. They are not intended as a substitute for national laws and regulations but may serve as a guide to those concerned with framing such national laws and regulations. 

 The publication is available on-line at the IMO publishing bookshop.

IMO Publications 

The Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels

 The Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, was adopted in 1977 at a conference held in Torremolinos, Spain, and was the first-ever international Convention on the safety of fishing vessels. The 1977 Convention contained safety requirements for the construction and equipment of new, decked, seagoing fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over, including those vessels also processing their catch. Existing vessels were covered only in respect of radio requirements.

The publication is available on-line at the IMO publishing bookshop.

 

Basic safety equipment

Various FAO publications related to Fishing vessel construction, guidelines, and equipment.

Guide to simple repairs of FRP boats in a tropical climate  Project reports (not in a Series) MAG27  PDF2010 Details and available languages 
TRAINING MANUAL on the construction of FRP beach landing boats  Project reports (not in a Series) REP119  PDF  ZIP2010 Details and available languages 
Building small wooden boats in Myanmar - 12 ft and 18 ft Multi-purpose boatsImmediate Rehabilitation of Subsistence Fisheries Livelihoods in Areas Affected by Cyclone Nargis (OSRO/MYA/805/SWE) Funded by the Government of Sweden  Project reports (not in a Series)  PDF  ZIP2009 Details and available languages 
Fishing boat construction: 4 - Building an undecked fibreglass reinforced plastic boat  FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper T507  PDF  ZIP2009 Details and available languages 
Safety at Sea - Safety Guide for Small Fishing Boats- BOBP/REP/112  Project reports (not in a Series) REP112  PDF  ZIP2009 Details and available languages 
The fishing fleet in Aceh Province, Indonesia  RAP Publication 2009/09  PDF2009 Details and available languages 
Guidelines on improved boat building practices in Sri Lanka  Non serial publications  PDF2008 Details and available languages 
Voluntary guidelines for the design, construction and equipment of small fishing vessels - 2005  Non serial publications2008 Details and available languages 
Code of safety for fishermen and fishing vessels - 2005. Part A - Safety and health practice  Non serial publications2006 Details and available languages 
Code of safety for fishermen and fishing vessels - 2005. Part B - Safety and health requirements for the construction and equipment of fishing vessels  Non serial publications2006 Details and available languages 
Boat Building in the Tsunami affected areas of Aceh and Nias - Fishing Vessels Quality Issues - Livelihoods - Indonesia - Tsunami - December 2005Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries  Non serial publications FAO Tsunami 12-05  PDF2005 Details and available languages 
Fishing boat designs: 2. V-bottom boats of planked and plywood construction (Rev.2)  FAO Fisheries Technical Paper T134Rev.2  PDF  ZIP2004 Details and available languages 
Training in Sea Safety Development Programmes - 4  Project reports (not in a Series) No.4  PDF  ZIP1998 Details and available languages 
Fishing Boat Construction: 3. Building a Ferrocement Fishing Boat  FAO Fisheries Technical Paper T3541995 Details and available languages 
Chandi Boat Motorization Projects in Bhola, Bangladesh and Their Impacts - BOBP/REP/64  Non serial publications REP64  PDF1994 Details and available languages 
Building a liftable propulsion system for small fishing craft .The BOB Drive - BOBP/MAG/14  Project reports (not in a Series) MAG14  PDF1993 Details and available languages 
Developing and Introducing a Beachlanding Craft on the East Coast of India - BOBP/REP/54  Non serial publications REP54  PDF1993 Details and available languages 
Development of Canoes in Shri Lanka - BOBP/REP/59  Non serial publications REP59  PDF1993 Details and available languages 
Introduction of New Outrigger Canoes in Indonesia - BOBP/REP/57  Non serial publications REP57  PDF1993 Details and available languages 
Safety at Sea - A Safety Guide for Small Offshore Fishing Boats - BOBP/MAG/16  Project reports (not in a Series) MAG16  PDF1993 Details and available languages 
Data from Fisheries Global Information System (FIGIS).


More publications could be found at the FI website.

 

Selected ILO publications related to vessel and equipment.

 

Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Work in fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188).

 

 

Handbook for improving living and working conditions on board fishing vessels.

 


 

last updated:  Wednesday, April 4, 2012