Maritime Acts and Regulations in English

Icelandic Transport Authority
Act No. 119/2012 on the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA), administrative institution for transport affairs

Ship Survey and the Safety of Vessels

Ships Act No. 66 of 11 June 2021
Regulation No. 1017/2003 on inspections of ships and their equipment
- Regulation No. 94/2004 on the Operating Procedures of Accredited Bodies Performing Ship Inspection
- Regulation No 123/1999 on life boats operated from land
- Regulation No 520/2006 on the survey and power rating of main engines in Icelandic ships
- Regulation No. 122/2004 on the safety of fishing vessels of 15 metres in length overall and over, as amended
- Rules on Floatation Work Suits
-  Act No. 146/2002 on Tonnage Measurements of Ships 
- Regulation No. 677/2004 on Load Lines
- Regulation No. 142/2004 on the approval of classification societies and the rules and standards for ship inspection and inspection bodies, as amended in 2021-
Regulation No. 360/2018 on the verification of gross mass of packed containers on board ships

Casualty Investigation:

In-the-field aide memoire Casualty Investigation IMO

Crews - Certification and Training

- Regulation No 676-2015 on Education Training and Certification of Seafarers - STCW
- Act No. 82/2022 on Ship Crews
- Act No. 76/2001 on Crews Serving on Board Icelandic Passenger Ships and Cargo Ships, as amended - STCW
- Regulation on Watchkeeping Arrangements on Board Icelandic Passenger Ships and Cargo Ships No. 599/2001
- Regulation No. 1005/2010 on Pleasure Fishing Vessels
- Upper Secondary Education Act-No. 92/2008
- Act No 87/2008 on the education and recruitment of teachers and administrators of preschools, compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
- Act No. 33/1991 on the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre, as amended

Fishing vessels

- Act No. 30/2007 on crews of Icelandic fishing vessels, coastguard vessels, pleasure boats and other vessels
- Rg No. 175 2008 on the certification of deck officers and marine engineers serving
- Regulation No. 208/2004 on working time and rest periods of crewmembers serving on board Icelandic fishing vessels
- Act No. 33-1999 on the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre - Icelandic

Seamen´s Act

- Seamen's Act No. 35/1985, as amended (Articles 1-62)

Maritime Act

- Maritime Act No No. 34/1985, as amended (Articles 151-157)

- Act No. 13/2013 on the Investigation of Transport Accidents, as amended


Act No 69/2003 on the Post and Telecommunication Administration

Training summary

Deck officers' education and training summary
Marine engineers training summary 

Icelandic International Ship Registry

- Act No. 38 of 27 March 2007 on an Icelandic International Ship Register
- Act No. 86/2007 of 30 March 2007 on the taxation of merchant ship operations

Registration of Icelandic Ships

- Relevant provisions on bareboat chartering in Act No. 115/1985 on the Registration of Icelandic Ships

Maritime Traffic Service (MTC/VTS)

- Act No 41/2003 on the Maritime Traffic Service, as amended
- Regulation No. 80/2013 on the Maritime Traffic Service and Vessel Monitoring, as amended in 2015

Icelandic Coast Guard 

Act No. 52/2006 on the Icelandic Coast Guard

Regulation on Hydrographic Services No. 1173/2008 (Icelandic)

SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 12 - Vessel traffic services


Act No. 33/2004, on Marine and Coastal Antipollution Measures, as amended

Ship's Routeing

Regulation No. 524/2008 on the Delimitation of Shipping Routes, Areas to be Avoided and Mandatory Reporting of Ships off the Southwest Coast of Iceland, as amended

On Ships' Routeing

Maritime Security

Act on Maritime Security, No. 50/2004, cf. amendments No. 18/2007

Search and Rescue (SAR)

Act No. 752/2010 on Search and Rescue

Icelandic Survey Reports 

Hull survey of vessels of less than 15 m in length overall
Hull survey of vessels of 15 m in length and over
Engine survey of vessels of less than 15 m in length overall 
Engine survey of vessels of 15 m and over
Equipment survey of vessels of less than 15 m in registered length
Equipment survey of vessels of 15 m and over
Electric survey on board ships of 15 m in length overall and over
Steering gear and shaft inspection on board ships of 15 m in length overall and over
Crane survey on board fishing vessels
Explanatory Notes for survey reports

Nordic Boat Standards

Nordic Boat Standards - Commercial Boats less than 15 m - part 1
Nordic Boat Standards - Commercial Boats less than 15 m - part 2

International agreements - IMO

- Overview - Iceland
- Status of IMO Conventions - IMO Web 

Announcements on ratification of International Conventions, etc.

No.             Instrument
- 18/1970    Tonnage
- 11/1987    Tonnage
- 19/1970     Load Lines 66
- 9/2000       Load lines prot 88
- 6/1975       COLREG
- 4/1977       COLREG
- 38/1975     STCW 95
- 7/1983       SOLAS 74
- 10/2000     SOLAS 74
- 37/1995     SAR Convention
- 9/1985       MARPOL Annex I and II
- 5/1989       MARPOL Annex V
- 13/1992     MARPOL Annex III
Amendments to MARPOL Annexes Government Gazette Section C

Polar Code / PAME

Pólkóðinn (Polar Code) 
INF Doc on Arctic Shipping Best Practice Forum, MSC 101/7/INF.1

STCW Compliance

Communication of information to IMO

Main national laws, regulations and instruments promulgated on various matters within the scope of the applicable IMO instruments relating to maritime safety and prevention of pollution 

List of experts in specialised Divisions responsible for evaluating amendments to IMO instruments

Recognized Organizations - RO Agreements:

- Bureau Veritas SA (BV)
- Lloyd's Register Group Limited (LR)

Torremolinos Ministerial Conference október 2019

Circular Letter No.3932 - Ministerial Conference On Fishing Vessel Safety And Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing
Circular Letter No.3932-Add.1 - Draft resolutions for consideration by the Ministerial Conference (Secretariat)

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