The revised Chapter V, Safety of Navigation, of the Annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS V) came into force on 1 July 2002.

The Regulations are implemented under UK legislation by The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2002.

SOLAS Chapter V - Contents

  Introduction
Introduction
Regulations
Regulation 1 - Application
Regulation 2 - Definitions
Regulation 3 - Exemptions and Equivalents
Regulation 4 - Navigational Warnings
Regulation 5 - Meteorological services and warnings
Regulation 6 - Ice Patrol Service
Regulation 7 - Search and rescue services
Regulation 8 - Life-saving signals
Regulation 9 - Hydrographic Services
Regulation 10 - Ships' Routeing
Regulation 11 - Ship Reporting Systems
Regulation 12 - Vessel Traffic Services
Regulation 13 - Establishment and operation of aids to navigation
Regulation 14 - Ships' manning
Regulation 15 - Principles relating to bridge design, design and arrangement of navigational systems and equipment and bridge procedures
Regulation 16 - Maintenance of Equipment
Regulation 17 - Electromagnetic compatibility
Regulation 18 - Approval, surveys and performance standards of navigational systems and equipment and voyage data recorder
Regulation 19 - Carriage requirements for shipborne navigational systems and equipment
Regulation 19-1 - Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships
Regulation 20 - Voyage data recorders
Regulation 21 - International Code of Signals
Regulation 22 - Navigation bridge visibility
Regulation 23 - Pilot transfer arrangements
Regulation 24 - Use of heading and/or track control systems
Regulation 25 - Operation of main source of electrical power and steering gear
Regulation 26 - Steering gear: Testing and drills
Regulation 27 - Nautical charts and nautical publications
Regulation 28- Records of navigational activities and daily reporting
Regulation 29 - Life-saving signals to be used by ships, aircraft or persons in distress
Regulation 30 - Operational limitations
Regulation 31 - Danger Messages
Regulation 32 - Information required in danger messages
Regulation 33 - Distress Situations: Obligations and procedures
Regulation 34 - Safe navigation and avoidance of dangerous situations
Regulation 34-1 - Master's Discretion
Regulation 35 - Misuse of distress signals
Appendix to Chapter V Rules for the management, operation and financing of the North Atlantic Ice Patrol
Annexes
Annex 1 - Categories of waters and classes of ships
Annex 2 - Table of requirements for ships
Annex 3 - Nautical charts and publications
Annex 4 - WMO Voluntary observing ships' scheme
Annex 5 - Use Of IMO-adopted routeing systems
Annex 6 - Principles of safe manning
Annex 7 - Equipment manuals - IEC requirements
Annex 8 - Performance standards and type approval
Annex 9 - IMO performance standards for navigational equipment
Annex 10 - Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)
Annex 11 - Navigation equipment - new ships
Annex 12 - Navigation equipment - existing ships
Annex 13 - Magnetic compasses
Annex 14 - Electronic charts
Annex 15 - Radar reflectors
Annex 16 - Radar equipment
Annex 17 - Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
Annex 18 - Steering gear, heading and track control systems
Annex 19 - High Speed Craft Code - navigational equipment
Annex 20 - Inspection and survey of navigational equipment
Annex 21 - Recording of navigational events
Annex 22 - Passenger Ship - Operational limitations
Annex 23 - Voyage planning