Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007

Adoption 18 May 2007

Entry in Force: 14 April 2015

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, was adopted by an international conference held in Kenya in 2007. the Convention provides the legal basis for States to remove, or have removed, shipwrecks that may have the potential to affect adversely the safety of lives, goods and property at sea, as well as the marine environment.

The Convention provides a set of uniform international rules aimed at ensuring the prompt and effective removal of wrecks located beyond the territorial sea.

The Convention makes shipowners financially liable and require them to take out insurance or provide other financial security to cover the costs of wreck removal. It also provides States with a right of direct action against insurers.

The Convention applies to all vessels of 300 gross tonnage and above.

Non-State Party Ships

Palau International Ship Registry can issue Wreck Removal Certificates for vessels registered with Non -State Members of the Convention to certify proof of liability insurance or other financial security is in force in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.

To get your Certificate, click here.