Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, is the international maritime convention concerning maritime safety.
You must comply with this convention if you are the operator of a Regulated Australian Vessel, or if you are the operator of a foreign vessel that is:
- in an Australian port
- entering or leaving an Australian port
- in the internal waters of Australia
- in the territorial sea of Australia, other than in the course of innocent passage.
It sets out the minimum standards to be met concerning:
- electrical installations
- fire protection
- fire detection
- fire extinction.