Solas Documents


IMO (International Maritime Organization) is the Agency of the United Nations that is responsible for the safety of navigation as well as the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

SOLAS, which stands for Security of Life At Sea, is an international convention of IMO aimed at protecting the safety of merchant shipping with explicit reference to the preservation of human life.

As of 1 July 2016 the amendments to the SOLAS Convention will be operative: shipping lines will no more be allowed to board containers without the gross mass weight verified = VGM (Verified Gross Mass).

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