GENEVA: The Facilitation Committee of the IMO, at its forty-first session, the Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its seventieth session, the Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-seventh session, and the Legal Committee, at its one hundred and fourth session, approved the List of certificates and documents required to be carried on board ships, 2017, as set out in the annex.
• This work was carried out in accordance 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. It is reiterated 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.
• Since the issuance of FAL.2/Circ.127-MEPC/Circ.817-MSC/Circ.1462, several instruments addressed in that circular have been amended. New instruments have been added, including the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 and Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007. Further, pursuant to a decision of the Legal Committee taken at its 103rd session, this document is now also a LEG circular.
• This circular lists only the certificates and documents that are required under IMO instruments and it does not include certificates or documents required by other international organizations or governmental authorities.
• This circular should not be used in the context of port State control inspections for which convention requirements should be referred to.
• Member Governments are invited to note the information provided in the annex and take action as appropriate.
• This circular supersedes FAL.2/Circ.127-MEPC/Circ.817-MSC/Circ.1462, said an IMO release.