Cape Town Agreement Parties

Spain`s accession to the agreement will bring 393 ships to 393 vessels, bringing the total to 1,413. The country has also agreed to hold, in conjunction with IMO, a conference on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Torremolinos, Spain. The agreement provides for rules to protect the safety of crews and observers by establishing international standards for the stability, construction and seaworthiness of vessels over 24 metres long, as well as requirements for emergency equipment, communication equipment and fire protection. Spain has approved the Cape Agreement of the United Nations International Maritime Organization, which makes it the eleventh part and significantly increases the number of ships to enter into force. In 1977, delegates adopted the first international treaty on the safety of fishing vessels in Torremolinos, the follow-up protocol of which was adopted in 1993. This agreement did not enter into force. IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim said that more than 40 years later, the world had returned to Torremolinos to commit to the agreement`s entry into force. Lim welcomed the “broader consensus of the 2019 conference on the urgent need for the Cape Town Agreement to enter into force,” and stressed that it would be a “significant contribution to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry.” He called for the agreement to be put into force as soon as possible. The treaty will enter into force for 12 months after at least 22 states have agreed to stick it, with a total of 3,600 fishing vessels 24 metres long and over the high seas. With Finland`s accession, 14 countries have ratified the agreement. The treaty follows a diplomatic conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2001. The conference brought together 68 countries and 14 international organizations. 53 countries signed the resolution proposing the treaty.

[1] The treaty entered into force on 1 April 2004[2] and was ratified by 57 parties. The aircraft protocol (specifically applicable to aircraft engines and aircraft engines) came into force on 1 March 2006, when it was ratified by eight countries: Ethiopia, Ireland, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Pakistan and the United States. The Aircraft Protocol (officially protocol to the International Interests Convention on Mobile Equipment on Specific Air Equipment Issues) was signed immediately with the Treaty and the Single Protocol has now entered into force. It applies to aircraft capable of carrying at least eight people or 2,750 kilograms of cargo, aircraft engines over 1,750 pounds (7,800 N) or 550 hp (410 kW) and helicopters with five or more passengers. The International Registry of Mobile Assets, created to cover the international real estate interests of the aeronautical equipment covered by the contract, is located in Ireland. Leasing mediation cases are heard by the High Court of Ireland. [4] From 2018, the protocol comprises 73 contracting parties, covering 27 states and the European Union.