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Name: Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) (Safety Officials and Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) (L.N. 608 of 1995) (Cap. 478R).
Country: China - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Subject(s): Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1995-12-20
Entry into force:
Published on: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 2, 1995-12-29, Vol. CXXXVII, No. 52, pp. B3152-3176
ISN: CHN-1995-R-43215
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=43215&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 2, 1995-12-29, Vol. CXXXVII, No. 52, pp. B3152-3176
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Hong Kong E-Legislation (HKeL), Department of Justice, Hong Kong PDF PDF (consulted on 2017-03-08)
Abstract/Citation: Applies to ships carrying more than 5 persons (other than fishing vessels). Part II requires employers to appoint a safety officer for the ship, who in turn may elect safety representatives. Safety officers are responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions of the "Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen." Part III provides for the notification of dangerous occurences and of specified accidents to persons employed or carried on board. Gives effect to the Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention 1976 (ILO Convention No. 147).
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