FAL Convention

FAL Convention

Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL)

Adopted on 9 April 1965 and entered into force on 5 March 1967

Aim of FAL Convention:

  • To prevent unnecessary delays in maritime traffic
  • To aid cooperation between Governments
  • To Provide the highest practicable degree of uniformity in formalities and other procedures.

FAL FORMS( There are 7 declarations that are required by port / public authorities when the ship visits their territory or port.)

Certificates and E-certificates required under FAL:

  • International Tonnage Certificate;
  • International Load Line Certificate;
  • Intact stability booklet; Damage control booklets;
  • Minimum safe manning document;
  • Certificates for masters, officers or ratings;
  • International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate; Oil Record Book;
  • Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan;
  • Garbage Management Plan;
  • Garbage Record Book;
  • Cargo Securing Manual;
  • Document of Compliance and Safety Management Certificate (ISM Code).


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