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.


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