List of all Certificates, Documents or Plans are required on ships under different Conventions

Written by Amit Sharma

The Facilitation Committee, at its nineteenth session, developed a list of certificates and documents required to be carried on board ships together with a brief description of the purpose of the certificates and other relevant documents.

This work was carried out in connection with the provisions of section 2 of the annex to the  FAL Convention concerning formalities required of shipowners by public authorities on the arrival, stay and departure of ships. 

The Facilitation Committee considered that these provisions should not be read as precluding a requirement for the presentation for inspection by the appropriate authorities of certificates and other documents carried by the ship pertaining to its registry, measurement, safety, manning, classification and other related matters. 

The certificates and documents this circular lists are only those required under IMO instruments and it does not include certificates or documents required by other international organizations or governmental authorities.

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Amit Sharma

Graduated from M.E.R.I. Mumbai (Mumbai University), After a brief sailing founded this website with the idea to bring the maritime education online which must be free and available for all at all times and to find basic solutions that are of extreme importance to a seafarer by our innovative ideas.


  • please check the WIG craft regulations.
    There is now new circ. issued: Guidelines for Wing-in-ground Craft MSC.1/Circ.1592
    Good luck!

  • thanks a ton mate …… keep up the good work ……. ur contents are very helpful and to the point … by the way i m an aspiring 2nd mate ……preparing for orals.

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