Belarus Accedes to More IMO Treaties

Tuesday / December 6, 2016


Belarus has acceded to three IMO treaties covering a variety of ship safety measures. The instruments include conventions on load lines and facilitation of maritime traffic. Ambassador of Belarus to the United Kingdom, H.E. Mr. Sergei Aleinik, met IMO Secretary-General at IMO Headquarters in London  to deposit the instruments of accession.

The visit comes one week after the Organization welcomed Belarus as its latest and 172nd Member State.

The treaties acceded to are;  the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965,  the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966 and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974.

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