8 The following information indicates how IMO numbers can
be obtained for both new and existing ships.
ships (on order and under construction)
The IMO number can be obtained by one of the following methods:
.1 Inquiries addressed to the Maritime Information Publishing Group of LR,
by telex or facsimile*. In making such inquiry the following particulars, if possible,
short be presented:
- Shipyard and yard number or hull number
- Ship name
- GT/ DWT
- Keel-laid date
- Owner, operator/manager
- Basic ship-type**
- Name and address of inquirer
Based on the above information, LR will provide the necessary IMO number free of
charge. If there are no data in the LR new construction file on the ship concerning
which the inquiry is made, a new record on that ship will be created and the LR number
will be assigned.
.2 On-line access to the new construction
file through SEADATA (IMO has access to this system).
Application through LMIS which will provide a service of regular listings of the order
book with selected data items, produced for a client's specification.
following methods are available for obtaining the IMO number:
.1 The Register of Ships and the 11 cumulative monthly supplements to it
published by Lloyd's Register. It is published in 3 volumes and lists details of over
76,000 merchant ships.
.2 The weekly list of alterations to
the Register of Ships (non-cumulative) produced by Lloyd's Register.
.3 On-line access to the Lloyd's Register Ship Particulars File through the
SEADATA system (IMO has access to this system).
11 For existing ships, LR is prepared to answer ad hoc requests free of
charge up to a reasonable point of acceptability.
12 Any information on charges for services mentioned in paragraphs 9 and 10
may be obtained from Lloyd's Resister of Shipping.
Inquiry to the IMO Secretariat
13 The IMO
number may be obtained free of charge from the IMO Secretariat*** which has access to
the SEADATA system. In making such an inquiry to the IMO Secretariat, information on
particulars of the ship (as in paragraph 9.1) should be provided in writing .
* Telex 888379 Telefax (Fax) No. 01- 488 4796(Gplll)
ship-types used by LR include:
cargo||Cellular container||Ro-ro cargo|
|Bulk||Specialized bulk||Ore carrier|
|Gas tanker||Gas carrier ||Tanker|
|Dredger ||Sand carrier||ORSV /
|or any combination
of these types.|
*** Telex 23588 Telefax (Fax)
No. 01-587 3210