SAFETY FOR BELIZE
R.J. DEL PAN & CO., INC. associate company MARITIME TECHNICAL
SYSTEMS & SERVICES LTD. is authorized by the Belize Government
to carry out both Statutory Inspections required by IMO Conventions
as well as Belize Government Non Convention inspections required
under the Registration of Merchant Ships Act, 1989:
Internationally recognized classification societies are authorized
by the Belize Government to carry out SOLAS inspections of all
vessels under their Class.
Belize is a signatory to the INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION
International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, (SOLAS
'74) and Amendments/Protocol
Convention on International Regulations for Preventing Collisions
at Sea, 1972. (COLREG '72) and Amendments
International Load Lines Conference, 1966. (LL '66)
International Conference on Tonnage Measurement, 1969. (TONNAGE
International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution
Damage, 1969. (CLC '69). Protocol 1976.
International Convention for the prevention of pollution by ships
(MARPOL) 1973, Protocol 1978.
Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
(STCW) 1978 amendments 1995.
Seafarer identity documents convention No. 108. Minimum age conventions
No. 7, 15, 58. Medical examination No. 16 Unemployment, indemnity,
shipwreck No. 8 Seamenís article of agreement No. 22.
Masters and Officers of any nationality carrying out technical
or professional duties on board Belize Registry vessels are required
to be in a possession of a Belize STCW Certificate of Endorsement
that authorizes them to undertake such duties. Seafarers
All Ratings of any nationality on board Belize registered vessels
may be issued a Seamanís Identification Book to prove the identity,
nationality and marine profession of the holder.