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List of Solas Signatory Nations

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended SOLAS 1974 - Cruise Laws

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International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS 1974)

Contracting States Date of signature or deposit of instrument Date of entry into force or succession
Albania (accession) 07 June 2004 07 September 2004
Algeria (accession)03 November 198303 February 1984
Angola (accession)03 October 199103 January 1992
Antigua and Barbuda (accession)09 February 198709 May 1987
Argentina (ratification)05 December 197925 May 1980
Australia (accession)17 August 198317 November 1983
Austria (accession)27 May 198827 August 1988
Azerbaijan (accession)01 July 199701 October 1997
Bahamas (accession)16 February 197925 May 1980
Bahrain (accession)21 October 198521 January 1986
Bangladesh (accession)06 November 198106 February 1982
Barbados (accession)01 September 198201 December 1982
Belarus (acceptance)07 January 199404 April 1994
Belgium (ratification)24 September 197925 May 1980
Belize (accession)02 April 199102 July 1991
Benin (accession)01 November 198501 February 1986
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (accession)04 June 199904 September 1999
Brazil (accession)22 May 198025 May 1980
Brunei Darussalam (accession)23 October 198623 January 1987
Bulgaria (approval)02 November 198302 February 1984
Cambodia (accession)28 November 199428 February 1995
Cameroon (accession)14 May 198414 August 1984
Canada (accession)08 May 197825 May 1980
Cape Verde (accession)28 April 197725 May 1980
Chile (ratification)28 March 198025 May 1980
China (ratification)1,807 January 198025 May 1980
Colombia (accession)31 October 198031 January 1981
Comoros (accession)22 November 200022 February 2000
Congo (ratification)10 September 198510 December 1985
Cook Islands (accession)30 June 200330 September 2003
Costa Rica (accession)106 June 201106 September 2011
Côte d'Ivoire (accession)05 October 198705 January 1988
Croatia (succession)-08 October 1991
Cuba (accession)19 June l99219 September l992
Cyprus (accession)11 October 198511 January 1986
Czech Republic (succession)-01 January 1993
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (accession)01 May 198501 August 1985
Democratic Republic of the Congo (accession)17 December 200417 March 2005
Denmark (ratification)08 March 197825 May 1980
Djibouti (accession)01 March 198401 June 1984
Dominica (accession)21 June 200021 September 2000
Dominican Republic (accession)10 April 198025 May 1980
Ecuador (accession)28 May 198228 August 1982
Egypt (ratification)04 September 198104 December 1981
Equatorial Guinea (accession)24 April 199624 July 1996
Eritrea (accession)22 April 199622 July 1996
Estonia (accession)16 December 199116 March 1992
Ethiopia (accession)18 July 198518 October 1985
Fiji (accession)04 March 198304 June 1983
Finland (accession)21 November 198021 February 1981
France (approval)125 May 197725 May 1980
Gabon (accession)21 January 198221 April 1982
Gambia (accession)01 November 199101 February 1992
Georgia (accession)19 April 199419 July 1994
Germany (ratification)1, 326 March 197925 May 1980
Ghana (ratification)19 May 198319 August 1983
Greece (acceptance)12 May 198025 May 1980
Grenada (accession)28 June 200428 September 2004
Guatemala (accession)20 October 198220 January 1983
Guinea (accession)19 January 198119 April 1981
Guyana (accession)10 December 199710 March 1998
Haiti (accession)06 April 198906 July 1989
Honduras (accession)24 September 198524 December 1985
Hungary (approval)09 January 198025 May 1980
Iceland (acceptance)06 July 198306 October 1983
India (accession)16 June 197625 May 1980
Indonesia (acceptance)17 February 198117 May 1981
Iran (Islamic Republic of) (ratification)17 October 199417 January 1995
Iraq (accession)14 December 199014 March 1991
Ireland (acceptance)29 November 198329 February 1984
Israel (ratification)15 May 197925 May 1980
Italy (accession)11 June 198011 September 1980
Jamaica (accession)14 October 198314 January 1984
Japan (accession)15 May 198025 May 1980
Jordan (accession)107 August 198507 November 1985
Kazakhstan (accession)07 March 199407 June 1994
Kenya (accession)21 July 199921 October 1999
Kiribati (accession)05 February 200705 May 2007
Kuwait (accession)129 June 197925 May 1980
Latvia (accession)20 May 199220 August 1992
Lebanon (accession)29 November 198329 February 1984
Liberia (ratification)14 November 197725 May 1980
Libya (accession)02 July 198102 October 1981
Lithuania (accession)04 December 19914 March l992
Luxembourg (accession)14 February 199114 May 1991
Madagascar (accession)07 March 199607 June 1996
Malawi (accession)09 March 199309 June 1993
Malaysia (accession)19 October 198319 January 1984
Maldives (accession)14 January 198114 April 1981
Malta (accession)08 August 198608 November 1986
Marshall Islands (accession)26 April 198826 July 1988
Mauritania (accession)24 November 199724 February 1998
Mauritius (accession)01 February 198801 May 1988
Mexico (acceptance)28 March 197725 May 1980
Moldova (accession)11 October 200511 January 2006
Monaco (signature)01 November 197425 May 1980
Mongolia (accession)26 June 200226 September 2002
Montenegro (succession)9, 10-03 June 2006
Morocco (accession)28 June 199028 September 1990
Mozambique (accession)23 December 199623 March 1997
Myanmar (accession)11 November 198711 February 1988
Namibia (accession)27 November 200027 February 2001
Netherlands (accession)410 July 197825 May 1980
New Zealand (accession)523 February 199023 May 1990
Nicaragua (accession)17 December 200417 March 2005
Nigeria (accession)07 May 198107 August 1981
Norway (ratification)15 February 197725 May 1980
Nuie (accession)27 June 201227 September 2012
Oman (accession)25 April 198525 July 1985
Pakistan (accession)10 April 198510 July 1985
Palau (accession)29 September 201129 December 2011
Panama (accession)09 March 197825 May 1980
Papua New Guinea (accession)12 November 198012 February 1981
Paraguay (accession)15 June 200415 September 2004
Peru (accession)04 December 197925 May 1980
Philippines (accession)15 December 198115 March 1982
Poland (ratification)15 March 198415 June 1984
Portugal (ratification)707 November 198307 February 1984
Qatar (accession)22 December 198022 March 1981
Republic of Korea (ratification)31 December 198031 March 1981
Romania (accession)24 May 197925 May 1980
Russian Federation6(acceptance)09 January 198025 May 1980
Saint Kitts and Nevis (accession)11 June 200411 September 2004
Saint Lucia (accession)20 May 200420 August 2004
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (accession)28 October 198328 January 1984
Samoa (accession)14 March 199714 June 1997
São Tomé and Principe (accession)29 October 199829 January 1999
Saudi Arabia (accession)24 April 198524 July 1985
Senegal (accession)16 January 199716 April 1997
Serbia (succession)9, 10-03 June 2006
Seychelles (accession)10 May 198810 August 1988
Sierra Leone (accession)13 August 199313 November 1993
Singapore (accession)16 March 198116 June 1981
Slovakia (succession)-01 January 1993
Slovenia (succession)-25 June 1991
Solomon Islands (accession)30 June 200430 September 2004
South Africa (accession)23 May 198025 May 1980
Spain (ratification)05 September 197825 May 1980
Sri Lanka (accession)30 August 198330 November 1983
Sudan (accession)15 May 199015 August 1990
Suriname (accession)04 November 198804 February 1989
Sweden (acceptance)07 July 197825 May 1980
Switzerland (ratification)01 October 198101 January 1982
Syrian Arab Republic (accession)20 July 200120 October 2001
Thailand (accession)18 December 198418 March 1985
Togo (accession)19 July 198919 October 1989
Tonga (accession)12 April 197725 May 1980
Trinidad and Tobago (accession)15 February 197925 May 1980
Tunisia (accession)06 August 198006 November 1980
Turkey (accession)31 July 198031 October 1980
Turmenistan (accession)04 February 200904 May 2009
Tuvalu (accession)22 August 198522 November 1985
Ukraine (signature)01 November 197425 May 1980
United Arab Emirates (accession)15 December 198315 March 1984
United Kingdom (ratification)207 October 197725 May 1980
United Republic of Tanzania (accession)20 July 200120 October 2001
United States (ratification)07 September 197825 May 1980
Uruguay (accession)30 April 197925 May 1980
Vanuatu (accession)28 July 198228 October 1982
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (ratification)29 March 198329 June 1983
Viet Nam (accession)18 December 199018 March 1991
Yemen (accession)06 March 197925 May 1980

 

Number of Contracting States: 162

1
For the text of a declaration or reservation, see section III.

2
Ratification by the United Kindom was declared to be effective in respect of:

Hong Kong* - with effect from 25 May 1980
Isle of Man - with effect from 1 July 1985
Cayman Islands - with effect from 23 June 1988
Bermuda - with effect from 23 June 1988
Gibraltar - with effect from 1 December 1988
Bailiwick of Jersey - with effect from 30 January 2004
Bailiwick of Guernsey - with effect from 30 January 2004
Faulkland Islands** - with effect from 30 January 2004
Alderney, Anguilla and Montserrat - with effect from 19 May 2004
British Virgin Islands and St Helena - with effect from 10 June 2004
Turks and Caicos Islands - with effect from 7 July 2004

*Ceased to apply to Hong Kong with effect from 1 July 1997.

**The depositary received a communication dated 4 September 2009 from the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in London. The communication, circulated by the depositary, is as follows:

“The Argentine Government recalls that the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas are an integral part of the Argentine Republic?s territory and that, being illegitimately occupied by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, they are subject to a sovereignty dispute between both countries, which is recognized by the United Nations and by other international organizations.

In that respect, it recalls that the General Assembly of the United Nations has adopted resolutions 2065 (XX), 3160 (XXVIII), 31/49, 37/9, 38/12, 39/6, 40/21, 41/40, 42/19 and 43/25, in which it recognizes the existence of the sovereignty dispute to which the “Question of the Malvinas Islands” refers and urges the Government of the Argentine Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume negotiations in order to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the dispute as soon as possible. In turn, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization has repeatedly urged them to do likewise, most recently through its resolution of 18 June 2009. Furthermore, on 4 June 2009, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States issued a similar decision on the Question. Accordingly, the Argentine Government rejects and objects to the attempts by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to apply the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

The Argentine Government reaffirms its legitimate sovereign rights over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas.”

3
On 3 October 1990 the German Democratic Republic acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany. The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Convention on 15 March 1979.

4
Accession by the Netherlands was declared to be effective in respect of the Netherlands Antilles* and, with effect from 1 January 1986, in respect of Aruba.
* The Netherlands Antilles has ceased to exist as an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands with effect from 10 October 2010. The Netherlands Antilles formerly comprised five islands, i.e. Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Curaçao and Sint Maarten are now separate autonomous countries within the Kingdom; whereas Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba are now public entities and, as such, part of the Netherlands, constituting the Caribbean part of the Netherlands. Since 10 October 2010, the Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four autonomous countries: The Netherlands (European part and Caribbean part), Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. In principle, all international agreements ratified by the Kingdom, for the Netherlands Antilles, including reservations made, continue to apply to the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba). The Convention applies as follows:

The Netherlands (European part) - effective from 25 May 1980
Caribbean part of the Netherlands - effective from 10 October 2010
Aruba - effective from 1 January 1986
Curaçao - effective from 10 October 2010
Sint Maarten - effective from 10 October 2010

5
Accession by New Zealand was declared not to extend to Tokelau.

6
As from 26 December 1991 the membership of the USSR in the Convention is continued by the Russian Federation.

7
Applies to Macau with effect from 24 August 1999.*

*Ceased to apply to Macau with effect from 20 December 1999.

8
Applies to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with effect from 1 July 1997 and to the Macao Special Administrative Region with effect from 20 December 1999.

9 As from 4 February 2003 the name of the State of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was changed to Serbia and Montenegro.  The date of succession by Serbia and Montenegro to the Convention is the date on which the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia assumed responsibility for its international relations.

10
Following the dissolution of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro on 3 June 2006, all Treaty actions undertaken by Serbia and Montenegro continue to be in force with respect to Report of Serbia. Montenegro has informed that it wishes to succeed to this Convention with effect from the same date, ie 3 June 2006.


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