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Asst.Prof. Dr.Ender Asyalı
Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965
Adoption: 9 April 1965 Entry into force: 5 March 1967
INTRODUCTION 3 .
other public authorities pertaining to ----a ship. ----immigration. ----baggage.health and ---. 4 . ---. ----its crew and passengers. ---cargo and ----mail. large numbers of documents are required by ----customs.Traditionally.
This is partly because of the international nature of shipping: countries developed customs. 5 . immigration and other standards independently of each other and a ship visiting several countries during the course of a voyage could expect to be presented with numerous forms to fill in. often asking for exactly the same information but in a slightly different way.
International action was called for and to achieve it Governments turned to IMO.By the early 1960s the maritime nations had decided that the situation could not be allowed to deteriorate further. 6 . which had held its first meeting in 1959.
2-to aid co-operation between Governments.objectives The Convention's main objectives are: 1-to prevent unnecessary delays in maritime traffic. 7 .FAL convention . and 3-to secure the highest practicable degree of uniformity in formalities and other procedures.
the Convention contains "Standards" and "Recommended Practices" on formalities. stay and departure to the ship itself. and to its crew.Standards and recommended practices In its Annex. passengers. 8 . documentary requirements and procedures which should be applied on arrival. baggage and cargo.
9 .Standards: internationally-agreed measures which are "necessary and practicable in order to facilitate international maritime traffic" recommended practices as measures the application of which is "desirable".
must inform the Secretary-General of IMO of the "differences" between its own practices and the standards in question. or deems it necessary to adopt differing regulations.The Convention provides that any Contracting Government which finds it impracticable to comply with any international standard. 10 . The same procedure applies to new or amended standards.
ship's equipment. which may include currency. items in everyday use and any other articles. 11 . Any goods. wares. Crew's effects. and articles of every kind whatsoever carried on a ship. other than mail. belonging to the crew and carried on the ship.Definitions Cargo. crew's effects and passengers' accompanied baggage. Clothing. ship's stores. merchandise. ship's spare parts.
Crew member. Any person actually employed for duties on board during a voyage in the working or service of a ship and included in the crew list. 12 .
13 . on arrival or departure of ships to which the Convention applies. any documents other than those covered by the present section.Standard. Public authorities shall not require for their retention.
The documents in question are: .The document required under the Universal Postal Convention for mail .Maritime Declaration of Health. 14 .Passenger List .Cargo Declaration .Crew List .General Declaration .Crew's Effects Declaration .Ship's Stores Declaration .
FAL Certificates All ships are required to carry certificates that establish their seaworthiness.368 /MSC/Circ. competency of seafarers and so on. These certificates are provided by the flag State of the ship and may be inspected by port State control officers.90/MEPC/Circ. Certificates to be carried on board ships are listed in FAL/Circ.946. They include (some dependent on type of ship): 15 . type of ship.
•International Tonnage Certificate. officers or ratings. 16 . Damage control booklets. •International Load Line Certificate. •Minimum safe manning document. •Intact stability booklet. •Certificates for masters. •International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate.
•Cargo Securing Manual.•Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan. 17 . •Garbage Management Plan. •Document of Compliance and Safety Management Certificate (ISM Code). •Garbage Record Book.
IMO is promoting the global use of electronic data interchange (EDI) to relay these forms between port and ship. 18 .
IMO FAL FORM I IMO GENERAL DECLARATION 19 .
IMO FAL FORM III SHIP’S STORE DECLARATION 20 .
IMO IMO CREW EFFECT DECLARATION FAL FORM IV 21 .
IMO FAL FORM V IMO CREW LIST 22 .
IMO FAL FORM VI IMO PASSENGER LIST 23 .