Project Purpose

Purpose of the Project: The international agreements put forward by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) must be implemented effectively by being transcribed by the parties to domestic law to establish a global standard for the safe and secure conduct of international shipping, protection of the marine environment, ensuring that seafarers work in the best conditions and facilitating maritime trade. 


In this project (TurTrans-638) named "Implementation and Fulfillment of International Maritime Agreements," which is carried out by our Ministry as the project owner institution under the coordination of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC-COMCEC), the partner With the countries Lebanon and Tunisia, it is aimed to be transposed the international maritime conventions (SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, etc.) put forward by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to domestic law, to create awareness about their implementation practices, to ensure cooperation and coordination between countries.


Scope/Mission of the Project: Since the project is for four months (1 July 2021 - 5 November 2021), it is not possible to include all IMO Conventions, the subject of the project is limited to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS Convention). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to conduct the project activities online.  


In this respect, the project includes three main activities related to the SOLAS Convention: translation, training, and workshop. According to the Project's Detailed Work Plan, "Online Training" and "Online Workshop" activities will be conducted with the participation of a total of 15 people, five from each country.


The vision of the Project: With this Project, it is aimed to examine the basic maritime contracts issued by IMO, to investigate the necessary steps for the best implementation by the countries, to strengthen the legal infrastructure, to compare the implementation practices, to strengthen the cooperation and coordination between the partner countries.

It is considered that the project outputs will also benefit the country's preparation for the audits to be carried out within the scope of the IMO Member State Audit Scheme(IMSAS), which audits whether the IMO regulations are implemented effectively and jointly by the member states.