Historically, masters of vessels maintained their own paper copies of various different types of documentation which are often mandatory and sometimes legal requirements from most flag states across the globe.
These documents are typically a mix of the following, depending on flag state:

Flag state:

  • Legislation
  • Codes
  • Notices
  • Circulars

EU Legislation:

  • Other conventions
  • Codes

ILO Conventions

  • Unified Interpretations
  • Resolutions
  • Circulars


  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)
  • International Convention on Standards, Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW)

Regs4Yachts offers you all of this information digitally, with key documents amended and updated by our maritime professionals through a live website which is available 24 hours a day.

Digital Maritime Regulations