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  1. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 30 of 1997 to amend Act No.112 of 1984 on captains and steersmen on Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1997-05-05 | ISL-1997-L-53068

    Minor amendments of Act No. 112 of 1984 with the same title.

  2. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 269 of 1996 on crews of Icelandic merchant vessels.

    Adoption: 1996-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 1996-05-14 | ISL-1996-R-46635

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 59 of 1995 on crews of Icelandic merchant vessels. It contains provisions regarding the number of crew members.

  3. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on contributions regarding employment accident insurance for seafarers No. 159/1996 .

    Adoption: 1996-03-15 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-15 | ISL-1996-R-46690

    The authority of the regulation arises out of Act No. 117 of 1993 on national insurance. It contains provisions regarding the contribution of shipowners to an employment accident fund for seafarers which is supervised by the State Social Security Institution.

  4. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 118 of 1996 on professional licenses of steersmen and ship's engineers.

    Adoption: 1996-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 1996-02-09 | ISL-1996-R-46634

    Sets out rules concerning different categories of licenses.

  5. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 162 of 1995 to amend Act No. 43 of 1987 on the registration of seafarers as amended through Act No. 16 of 1994.

    Adoption: 1995-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-28 | ISL-1995-L-46332

    Provides for compulsory training in safety measures.

  6. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 59 of 1995 on crews of Icelandic merchant vessels. (Lög um áhafnir íslenskra kaupskipa) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-03-08 | Date of entry into force: 1995-03-08 | ISL-1995-L-46323

    Act respecting minimum requirements for work certificates for different crew members and their rank within the crew.

  7. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 592 of 1994 as amended through regulation No. 210 of 1995 on building and equipment of boats up to 15 meters long.

    Adoption: 1994-09-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-09-15 | ISL-1994-R-46660

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. It contains detailed provisions on the building of smaller vessels. Nordic rules on the matter are printed as an appendix.

  8. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 295 of 1994 on telecommunication between Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1994-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-11 | ISL-1994-R-46657

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. It contains detailed provisions regarding telecommunication and radar equipment.

  9. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 189 of 1994 on safety and rescue equipment of Icelandic vessels as amended through Regulation No. 714 of 1995.

    Adoption: 1994-03-21 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-21 | ISL-1994-R-46655

    The authority of this regulation arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels. It contains detailed provisions regarding lifeboats, liferafts, lifejackets, rescue rings, safety colours, emergency torches etc.

  10. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 153 of 1994 regarding surveillance of vessels.

    Adoption: 1994-03-03 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-01 | ISL-1994-R-46654

    The authority of the regulation arises out of Act No. 35 of 1993 on the surveillance of vessels.

  11. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 426 of 1993 on professional licenses for nurses.

    Adoption: 1993-10-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-10-19 | ISL-1993-R-46664

  12. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 304 of 1993 regarding health requirements for captains, steersmen and engineers on Icelandic vessels and for seafarers on merchant vessels.

    Adoption: 1993-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-15 | ISL-1993-R-46663

  13. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 35 of 1993 on surveillance of vessels.

    Adoption: 1993-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-30 | ISL-1993-L-46612

    Provisions concerning the building of vessels, security requirements, seaworthiness and inspection.

  14. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 34 of 1993 on the navigation of vessels.

    Adoption: 1993-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-23 | ISL-1993-L-46312

    Sets out rules concerning educational qualifications and professional duties of navigators. Contains inter alia provisions concerning the navigation of vessels carrying toxic substances.

  15. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 44 of 1992 to amend Act No. 49 of 1974 on the Fishermen's Pension Fund, made under Acts No.10 of 1978, No. 15 of 1980 and No. 78 of 1985.

    Adoption: 1992-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-01 | ISL-1992-L-35917

    Provides for rules on the investment of the fund's assets and on workers' contributions. The main provisions concern disability. Each member of the fund who has paid his contribution for at least 3 and a half years has the right to compensation if the disability is 35 per cent or more. The amount cannot exceed the amount of wages that the worker had before the accident that led to his invalidity. In the case of death of a member, the Act stipulates which persons close to the member can become beneficiaries.

  16. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 707 of 1991 on arbitration according to Act No. 35 of 1985 on seafarers.

    Adoption: 1991-08-09 | Date of entry into force: 1991-08-09 | ISL-1991-R-46667

    Provisions on arbitration in labour disputes and regarding the work of seafarers.

  17. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 33 of 1991 on courses in safety measures for seafarers.

    Adoption: 1991-03-19 | Date of entry into force: 1991-03-19 | ISL-1991-L-46309

    Sets out provisions regarding the courses which are organised and supervised by the National Life Saving Association of Iceland.

  18. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 53 of 1990 to amend Act No. 35 of 1985 on seamen.

    Adoption: 1990-05-16 | ISL-1990-L-36763

    Amendment concerning penal provisions.

  19. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 207 of 1990 as amended through Rules No. 119 of 1995 on the organisation and administration of rescue operations on the sea around Iceland.

    Adoption: 1990-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 1990-05-16 | ISL-1990-R-46688

    The authority of the regulation arises out of Act No. 25 of 1967 on the coast guard of Iceland. It contains administrative provisions.

  20. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 119 of 1997 to amend Act No. 43 of 1987 on the registration of seamen.

    Adoption: 1987-12-18 | ISL-1987-L-53077

    Amendments concerning obligatory courses on safety measures.

  21. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 163 of 1987 regarding care of sick or injured seafarers and measures in case of the death of a seafarer.

    Adoption: 1987-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 1987-04-06 | ISL-1997-R-46678

    Stipulates that seafarers are entitled to free medical care.

  22. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules No. 162 of 1987 on registration books for seafarers.

    Adoption: 1987-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 1987-04-03 | ISL-1987-R-46677

    Rules regarding special work books for seafarers in which all personal information are stated as well as information regarding the ship and the position of the seafarer within the crew. This book serves as a professional license.

  23. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 43 of 1987 on the registration of seamen.

    Adoption: 1987-03-30 | ISL-1987-L-36754

    Official registration of seamen is obligatory for vessels over 12 tons. Provisions on when to registrate, certifications required, etc. Repeals Act No. 63 of 1961 with the same title.

  24. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 20 of 1987 on Seamens' Day.

    Adoption: 1987-03-26 | ISL-1987-L-36447

    Act declaring the 1st Sunday in June as a holiday for seamen.

  25. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 78 of 1985 to amend Act No. 49 of 1974 on the pension fund for seamen.

    Adoption: 1985-07-03 | ISL-1985-L-36438

    Amendment concerning the calculation of benefits. Consolidated text.

  26. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 35 of 1985 on seamen.

    Adoption: 1985-06-19 | ISL-1985-L-36443

    Act encompassing all seamen on Icelandic vessels. Persons younger than 15 years of age are not permitted to work at sea and in some cases the age limit can be 18 years. The provisions of the Act are divided into 6 sections. Section II contains eight chapters on the following matters: labour contracts, duration of contracts, right of seamen to request termination of employment, dismissals, wages, care of sick and injured seamen, death and burial of seamen, and labour contracts of ship's officers. Section III contains 11 chapters on the following matters: officers and command of the ship, control and precautions, general duties, arrival on ship and absence, compensation for damages caused by seamen, nourishment and accommodations, warranty of seaworthiness, meals and rest periods, disembarkation, luggage and other belongings, and disciplinary measures of the captain. Section IV contains provisions on disputes concerning the rights and duties of seamen. Section V contains penal provisions. Repeals Act No. 67 of 1963 on Seamen.

  27. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act on Maritime, No. 34/1985. (Siglingalög) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985-06-19 | ISL-1985-L-36952

    Contains, inter alia, provisions regarding ship's officers. Repeals Act No. 66 of 1963 (Maritime Act).

  28. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 112 of 1984 on captains and steersmen on Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1984-12-31 | ISL-1984-L-36439

    Divides vessels into different categories and sets out rules concerning minimum number of crew members for each category. Contains provisions on educational qualifications, rules concerning the certification of the time spent working at sea, and the rights related to that. A special committee, appointed by the Minister of Communications, can grant exemptions from these rules. Reapeals Act No. 81 of 1984 on Captains and Steermen on Iceandic Vessels.

  29. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 113 of 1984 on mechanics and engineers on Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1984-12-31 | ISL-1984-L-36440

    Sets out rules concerning minimum number of crew members, educational qualifications, rules concerning certification of the time spent working at sea, and the rights related to that. A special committee, appointed by the Minister of Communications, can grant exemptions from these rules. Repeals Act No. 77 of 1984 on Mechanics and Engineers on Icelandic Vessels.

  30. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 48 of 1981 to amend Act No. 49 of 1974 on the pension fund for seamen.

    Adoption: 1981-05-29 | ISL-1981-L-36435

    Amendment concerning which workers can become members and continuation of membership when retiring at sea.

  31. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 15 of 1980 to amend Act No. 49 of 1974 on the pension fund for seamen.

    Adoption: 1980-04-14 | Date of entry into force: 1980-01-01 | ISL-1980-L-36434

    Amendments concerning the rights of a common-law spouse, an unmarried mother or an unmarried sister of a deceased member.

  32. Iceland - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation No. 256 of 1979 on the compulsory reporting of Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1979-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 1979-05-08 | ISL-1979-R-46676

    Provisions setting forth information which is needed in every report.

  33. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 10 of 1978 to amend the Act No. 49 of 1974 on the pension fund for seamen.

    Adoption: 1978-05-05 | ISL-1978-L-36436

    Amendments concerning the investment of the Fund's assets.

  34. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 40 of 1977 on the compulsory reporting of Icelandic vessels.

    Adoption: 1977-05-13 | ISL-1977-L-36953

    Stipulates that all vessels shall report to the nearest coastal station every 24 hours.

  35. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 49 of 1974 on the pension fund for seamen (Consolidation).

    Adoption: 1974 | Date of entry into force: 1974-05-16 | ISL-1974-L-36433

    Members of the Fund are in general all seamen, both on fishing ships and cargo ships. Art. 2 contains detailed provisions on membership. Art. 4 to 8 contain provisions concerning administration and investment of the Fund's assets. Each member shall pay 4 percent of his wages as a contribution. The employer shall withhold the amount and reimburse the Fund within two weeks. The employer shall pay 6 percent of the wages of the worker to the Fund. Art. 11 contains provisions on the calculation of the acquired benefits. Each member can receive benefits at the age of 65 or sooner in special cases. The member can also defer his retirement. Art. 13 to 15 make provisions for disability benefits and survivor's benefits. Repeals Act No. 78 of 1970 on Pension Fund for Seamen.

  36. Iceland - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act No. 31 of 1966 to amend Act No. 50 of 1961 on ship's stewards and cooks.

    Adoption: 1966 | Date of entry into force: 1961-03-29 | ISL-1966-L-36730

    Consolidated text.

  37. Iceland - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 73 of 1956 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention Fixing the Minimum Age for the Admission of Young Persons to Employment as Trimmers or Stokers.

    Adoption: 1956-09-18 | ISL-1956-M-36721

  38. Iceland - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification No. 74 of 1956 on the Ratification of the ILO Convention on Fixing the Minimum Age for the Admission of Children to Employment at Sea.

    Adoption: 1956-09-18 | ISL-1956-M-36722


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