So what is an IMO Number anyway?


#1

Most mariners can tell you the significance of a ship’s [B][I]IMO number[/I][/B] but few know how the number is chosen. One of the guys mathematicians over at k… Click HERE to read the full blog article.


#2

It might be worth noting that the introduction of the IMO-number was in 1987 through adoption of resolution A.600(15).
And it became mandatory from 1994 onwards for passengerships > 100 GT & cargoships >300 GT.

More info here on the IMO-page:
http://www.imo.org/Facilitation/mainframe.asp?topic_id=388