You are hereby offered to have a look into the consolidated edition of the so-called "FAL Convention" that includes all latest amendments that have been already officially adopted in the course of the thirty-fifth session of the associated FAL Committee with the proposed entry-into-force date of May 2010. The amendments include the ones directly relating to the arrival/departure of the vessels, arrival/departure of persons and various relevant forms. In addition to that, the Explanatory Manual has also been included in this volume with the intention to provide all required assistance in proper interpretation of the legal text of all provisions of the above mentioned Convention that are commonly quite complex at usually not that easy to understand. The main and most important of the declared objectives of the Convention was to facilitate the marine transportation by means of minimizing the associated formalities as well as all documentary requirements/procedure that are usually associated with the ship's the arrival/departure - this applies to the international voyages. Apart from the main content of the Convention, the Annex to it provides the rules that shall be followed for simplifying the above stated documentary formalities etc. This is one of the publications that are definitely required to be carried on board of any vessel involved in the international trade.