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CHAPTER XII
NAVIGATION
1 .c Amendments to articles 10, 16, 17, 18, 20, 28, 31 and 32 of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization
London, 17 October 1974
Entry into force
:
1 April 1978, in accordance with article 52 of the Convention, for all Members of the Organization*.
Registration :
1 April 1978, No. 4214
Status :
Parties*.
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1080, p. 375.
Note :
See " Note: " at beginning of chapter XII.1.
The amendments were adopted by the Assembly of the Organization by resolution A.315 (ES.V) of 17 October 1974.
Pursuant to article 54 of the Convention, the acceptance of an amendment shall be made by the communication of an instrument to the Secretary-General of the Organization for deposit with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Following is the list of States which had accepted the Amendments to the Convention prior to their entry into force
In accordance with article 52 of the Convention, the Assembly of the International Maritime Consultative Organization determined that these amendments were of such a nature that any Member which hereafter declares that it did not accept such amendments and within a period of twelve months after they had come into force would, upon the expiration of this period, cease to be a Party to the Convention.
*See chapter XII.1 for the complete list of Participants, Members of the International Maritime Organization, for which the above amendments are in force, pursuant to article 66 of the Convention as amended.
Participant 1
Acceptance(A)
Algeria
 8 Mar 1976 A
Angola
 6 Jun 1977 A
Austria
 1 Mar 1977 A
Bahamas
31 Jan 1977 A
Bahrain 2
22 Sep 1976 A
Barbados
30 Jun 1975 A
Belgium
 6 Jul 1976 A
Brazil
30 Jul 1976 A
Bulgaria
16 Apr 1975 A
Cabo Verde
24 Aug 1976 A
Cameroon
 1 Nov 1976 A
Canada
16 Jul 1975 A
Chile
11 Feb 1976 A
China
28 Apr 1975 A
Cuba
24 Nov 1975 A
Cyprus
24 Feb 1976 A
Denmark
20 Jul 1976 A
Dominican Republic
30 Dec 1976 A
Ecuador
 3 Jan 1977 A
Egypt
16 Nov 1976 A
Ethiopia
 2 Aug 1977 A
Finland
19 Oct 1976 A
France
24 Mar 1975 A
Gabon
15 Nov 1977 A
Germany 3, 4
 1 Dec 1975 A
Ghana
18 Oct 1976 A
Greece
16 May 1977 A
Guinea
 1 Apr 1977 A
Guinea-Bissau
 6 Dec 1977 A
Hungary
30 Dec 1976 A
Iceland
13 May 1976 A
India
16 Jan 1976 A
Indonesia
23 Nov 1976 A
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
 8 Jul 1975 A
Iraq 5
11 Mar 1976 A
Israel 5
 8 Sep 1976 A
Italy
13 May 1976 A
Jordan
 5 Apr 1977 A
Liberia
 8 Sep 1975 A
Libya
30 Jul 1976 A
Madagascar
29 Dec 1975 A
Maldives
21 Jul 1975 A
Malta
 2 Nov 1976 A
Mexico
23 Mar 1976 A
Morocco 6
17 Sep 1976 A
Netherlands 7
10 Nov 1975 A
New Zealand
24 Mar 1976 A
Nigeria
30 Jun 1976 A
Norway
28 Apr 1975 A
Oman
17 Nov 1976 A
Pakistan
13 May 1976 A
Panama
23 May 1975 A
Peru
17 Nov 1976 A
Poland
15 Mar 1976 A
Portugal
24 Oct 1977 A
Qatar
19 May 1977 A
Republic of Korea
 8 Nov 1976 A
Romania
25 Jul 1977 A
Russian Federation
28 Apr 1975 A
Saudi Arabia
23 Mar 1977 A
Singapore
18 Jan 1977 A
Spain
24 Mar 1975 A
Sri Lanka
17 May 1976 A
Suriname
26 Nov 1976 A
Sweden
 5 May 1975 A
Switzerland
16 Jan 1976 A
Syrian Arab Republic
25 Mar 1977 A
Thailand
 1 Dec 1975 A
Trinidad and Tobago
16 May 1975 A
Tunisia
13 May 1976 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
26 Jun 1975 A
United Republic of Tanzania
28 Sep 1976 A
United States of America
11 Feb 1976 A
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
27 Oct 1975 A
End Note
1.The former Yugoslavia had accepted the amendments on 30 March 1976.  See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugsoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
2.Upon depositing its instrument of acceptance of the amendments, the Government of Bahrain reiterated the same declaration as the one made upon accceptance of the Convention (see chapter XII.1).

In a communication received by the Secretary-General on 8 November 1976, the Government of Bahrain confirmed that the general reservation is intended to constitute a general declaration of policy of the Government of the State of Bahrain and should not be interpreted as expanding or diminishing the scope of the Convention or its application to States parties to the Convention."

With regard to the said reservation, the Governrment of Israel, in  communication received by the Secretary-General on 23 December 1976, stated the following:

"The instrument deposited  by the Government of Bahrain contains a statement of political pronouncements, which are moreover, in flagrant contradiction to the principles, objects and purposes of the Organization. That pronouncement by the Government of Bahrain cannot in any way affect whatever obligations are binding upon Bahrain, under general international law or under particular treaties."

The Government of Israel will, insofar as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Government of Bahrain an attitude of complete reciprocity."

3.The German Democratic Republic had deposited its instrument of acceptance of the amendments with the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization on 18 September 1975 and with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 30 September 1975.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.With the following declaration:

Acceptance of the above amendments by the Republic of Iraq shall, however, in no way signify recognition of Israel or be conducive to entry into any relations with it.

In this connection, the Secretary-General received, on 28 February 1977, from the Government of Israel the following communication:

"The instrument deposited by the Government of Iraq contains a statement of a political character in respect to Israel.  In the view of the Government of Israel, this is not the proper place for making such political pronouncements, which are moreover, in flagrant contradiction to the principles, objects and purposes of the Organization.  That pronouncement by the Government of Iraq cannot in any way affect whatever obligations are binding upon Iraq, under general international law or under particular treaties.

"The Government of Israel will, insofar as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Government of Iraq and attitude of complete reciprocity."

6.With the same declaration as the one made in respect of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization.
7.For the Kingdom in Europe, Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles. See also note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.