The Facilitation Committee, at its thirty-eighth session (8 to 12 April 2013), the Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-fifth session (13 to 17 May 2013), and the Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-second session (12 to 21 June 2013), approved the List of certificates and documents required to be carried on board ships, 2013, as set out in the annex.
2 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.
3 Due to amendments to relevant instruments since the issuance of FAL.2/Circ.123-MEPC/Circ.769-MSC/Circ.1409, the list has been revised to take account of the relevant provisions of the aforementioned amendments.
4 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.
5 This circular should not be used in the context of port State control inspections for which convention requirements should be referred to.
6 Member Governments are invited to note the information provided in the annex and take action as appropriate.
7 This circular supersedes FAL.2/Circ.123-MEPC/Circ.769-MSC/Circ.1409.
1. List of certificates and documents required to be carried on board ships, 2013
2. Annex. certificates and documents required to be carried on board ships, 2013