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This course, based on IMO model course 3.22, is intended to provide officers of the Maritime Administration with information on the different obligations and duties of the flag State as required by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). It describes how the flag State Administration would effectively discharge such obligations and duties. The course also covers the international standards and obligations originated from IMO Conventions and other mandatory instruments.

The course programme includes resolution A.1070(28) IMO Instruments Implementation Code (III Code), with particular reference to the implementation and enforcement of relevant IMO Conventions and Codes and other international mandatory instruments such as SOLAS, MARPOL, MLC 2006, the ISM Code, the ISPS Code, the STCW Code, the Casualty Investigation Code and other instruments related to flag State implementation, including UNCLOS.


Upon completion of the course, the participants should have developed familiarity with IMO Conventions and other relevant international mandatory instruments, acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the duties imposed upon a maritime administration effectively, and ensured their understanding of the different tasks that contribute in the full implementation of the applicable rules and regulations.

Entry Standards:

The course is open to officers from maritime administrations and port authorities who have responsibility for the enforcement of maritime legislation, or those who may be planning to undertake such responsibilities. A good working knowledge of the English language is also required.

Maximum Intake:

20 Students

For those interested to benefit from the accomodation proposed by the Academy, please write to


From 08 to 18 October 2024


Italian Shipping Academy-
IMSSEA premise
Villa Figoli des Geneys,
via Olivette 40, Arenzano (Genoa, ITALY)

Deadline for submitting the applications for fellowships:

02 May 2024

Tuition Fee:

1100 €


58 HRS


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IMO: what it is, what it does, how it works
SOLAS, Load Lines
SM Code and ISPS Code
Other IMO conventions (e.g. AFS and BWM)
III Code (IMO resolution A.1070(28))
Survey and Certification (IMO resolutions A.1156(32)) and A.1157(32)) and the Recognized Organizations (RO) Code
GISIS and reporting
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
Types of Vessels, COLREG, STCW, Minimum Safe Manning. IMO resolution A.1047(27)
MLC 2006
Casualty Investigation Code, casualty analysis and report writing
Port State Control (IMO resolution A.1155(32))


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