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IMODOCS (IMO Documents)
IMODOCS is the official repository for IMO Documents from 2000 to the present. It is provided for IMO Member States, and organizations in consultative status with the IMO. Selected content is available to the public. Registration is required.
IMO Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS)
GISIS modules contain data on: incidents of piracy; marine casualties and incidents; IMO numbers and ship company particulars; Global SAR (search and rescue) availabilty, etc. Registration is required.
IMO Piracy Incident Reports
In order to provide an overall view of the global threat posed by piracy and armed robbery against ships, since 1982 the Organization issues incident reports on such acts and attempted acts.
IMO Reports on Stowaway Incidents
Reports of Stowaway Incidents, received by the Organization annually, are reported via Facilitation Committee Circular (FAL.2/Circ.xxx). Access is via IMODOCS. Registration is required.
IMO requirements on carriage of publications on board ships
IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 of June 1 2006, provides guidance on the carriage of publications on board ships.
List of certificates and documents required to be carried on board ships, 2017
This IMO circular (FAL.2/Circ.131) lists only the certificates and documents that are required under IMO instruments. It does not include certificates or documents required by other international organizations or governmental authorities.
List of recognized test laboratories
The GISIS module Test Laboratories and Halon Facilities details recognized laboratories based on the informatiom provided by Member States for facilitating the implementation of the 2010 FTP Code and SOLAS, 1974, respectively. Registration is required.
IMO SHIP IDENTIFICATION NUMBER SCHEME (IMO Numbers)
The IMO ship identification number scheme was introduced in 1987 as a measure aimed at enhancing "maritime safety, and pollution prevention and to facilitate the prevention of maritime fraud". It aimed at assigning a permanent number to each ship for identification purposes. See More
- The IMO number is made up of the three letters "IMO" in front of seven digits (e.g. IMO8712345)
- IMO does not assign IMO Numbers. To obtain an IMO number for both new and existing ships and to make enquiries, see: http://imonumbers.ihs.com
- Assigned identification numbers are available in the "Ship and Company Particulars" module of IMO's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS). (Registration required)