Electronic IMO Regulations by KR-CON

KR-CON: The Single Solution for IMO Conventions


KR-CON, developed by Korean Register, is a comprehensive IMO Convention Database containing IMO Conventions, Codes, Resolutions and Circulars in English, Korean and Chinese.

Who benefits from KR-CON?

  • Maritime Administrations (PSCO)

  • Shipping Companies and Seafarers

  • Classification Societies

  • Ship-builders

  • Service Suppliers

  • Training Institutes

  • Academic Institutions

24/7 Electronic IMO Convention Database
KR-CON is a portable electronic database containing the vast array of IMO instruments. It enables users to navigate the maze of IMO instruments swiftly and accurately through a variety of user friendly functions. Users can browse the contents with the click of a mouse, and identify the regulations applicable to an individual ship simply by inputting its details. An intelligent search function allows specific contents to be easily and quickly found.

Top 5 Features of KR-CON

1. Tree View Structure

The latest consolidated and all previous amendments in one place, with amendment tracking system for easy checking.


2. Word Search 

Easy word search with category and sub-category filters.


3. My Ship Tree

Customized regulations based on ship's particulars (K/L, Ship Type, etc.)


4. Survey Checklist

Various types of survey checklists according to Res. A. 1053(27).


5. Convention Today

Summary of newly adopted IMO documents with useful search functions.

Easy Access to IMO Regulations


  • USB version: Runs directly from a USB memory stick without any need for installation or internet connection. 

  • Web version: (http://krcon.krs.co.kr/) is accessible via a standard web browser.

  • App version: Available on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play Store (Android OS) for smart devices. It is the first app for IMO instruments in the world.

Approved for Onboard Use

  • The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) have approved MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 which allows vessels to carry electronic media onboard instead of hard copy documents. This means that KR-CON can
    now be used onboard ship.

  • KR-CON has also been recognized as an electronic version of IMO instruments by the 29 maritime administrations including Republic of Korea, Panama, Marshall Islands, Cyprus, Australia, Liberia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Isle of Man, and others.