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  1. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation concerning work environment, safety and health for employees on board ship (No. 808 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-08-04 | NOR-2000-R-68588

    Provides for safety and physical and mental health of workers on board ships during work and off-duty time. Comprises 9 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions. Part 2 sets forth provisions concerning working environment, safety and health. Part 3 deals with personal protective equipment; Part 4 with work equipment. Part 5 regulates manual handling of objects. Part 6 contains special provisions concerning workers who are pregnant, have recently given birth, are breastfeeding or have children. Part 7 makes provision for protection supervisor and protection and environment committee. Part 8 sets forth duty of workers to cooperate. Part 9 contains concluding provisions.

  2. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act (No. 44 of 2000) to amend the Act (No. 7 of 1948) respecting pension insurance for seafarers, etc.

    Adoption: 2000-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-01 | NOR-2000-L-58297

    Contains numerous amendments, including repealed and additional provisions, covering, inter alia, ss. 4(1) (period entitling to old age benefit), 5 (calculation rules for full pension), 6 (supplementary pension), 23 (refusal by competent authority to pay in case of wrong or fraudulent information), 24 (reimbursement of old age benefit in case of bad faith, fraud or other specified reasons), 28 (calculation of old age benefit; survivor's benefit) and 29 (overlapping between different pension schemes).

  3. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations (No. 66 of 2000) to amend the Regulations on the medical examination of workers on ships, etc. (No. 237 of 1986).

    Adoption: 2000-01-27 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-27 | NOR-2000-R-56139

    Amends s. 2(1,2) (health certificate for employment on board ships), 5(1) (length of validity of health certificates), 8(2) (medical examination abroad) and adds 8a (health certificate to EEA citizens).

  4. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act (No. 51 of 1998) to amend the Act respecting hours on board ship (No. 50 of 1977) and the Norwegian International Ship Register Act (No. 48 of 1987).

    Adoption: 1998-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 1998-07-13 | NOR-1998-L-50591

    Amends, inter alia, ss. 12 (rest period), 13 (enrolling in scheme), 16 (compulsory nature of the Act and exceptions), and contains a provision whereby the Act is applicable to the Norwegian International Ships Register Act, except for ss. 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17.

  5. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act (No. 58 of 1997) to amend the Act (No. 7 of 1948) respecting pension insurance for seafarers and the Act (No. 12 of 1957) respecting pension insurance for fishermen, etc.

    Adoption: 1997-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-13 | NOR-1997-L-48679

    Amends Act No. 7 of 1948: ss. 5 (1) (calculation of old age benefit; additional benefit for duty on board between 1939-1945), and 27 (2) (fixation of workers' contribution). Amends Act No. 12 of 1957: ss. 1 (2) and 6 (1) (exclusion of member failing to pay insurance premium) and 16 (2) (payment modalities of insurance premium). Contains a minor amendment to s.1 of Act No. 26 of 1957.

  6. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation (No. 17 of 1997) to repeal Regulation (No. 891 of 1994) respecting contributions to investments in the improvement of safety conditions and working environment of the fishing fleet.

    Adoption: 1997-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-13 | NOR-1997-R-47465

    Repeals the Regulation respecting contributions to investments in the improvement of safety conditions and the working environment in the fishing fleet.

  7. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act to amend the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 1966) and other Acts (No. 32 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-06-16 | NOR-1995-L-43539

    The amendments of the National Insurance Act include amendments concerning disability benefits. Also amendments of Acts respecting pensions for seafarers, pensions for nurses and the right to appeal.

  8. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 382 of 1995) respecting the right to leave in cases of pregnancy, child birth and adoption.

    Adoption: 1995-02-14 | Date of entry into force: 1995-06-01 | NOR-1995-R-43534

    Provides for rules to protect seafaring employees who are pregnant, recently have given birth, who are breast feeding or who have children. Details the right to paid leave for medical check ups, delivery and care of child including, in certain conditions, the right to free transport to Norway. The total parental leave entitlement is one year. Repeals Provisions (No. 234 of 1986) on the same subject.

  9. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    The Norwegian Maritime Code (Act No. 39 of 1994). (Lov om sjøfarten. [Sjøloven - sjøl.]) - Code on-line in English

    Adoption: 1994-07-24 | NOR-1994-L-88374

    PART I - SHIPS
    Chapter 1. General Provisions
    Chapter 2. Registration of Ships
    Chapter 3. Mortgages on Ships, etc.
    Chapter 4. Arrest of Ships

    PART II - SHIP MANAGEMENT
    Chapter 5. Shipping Partnerships
    Chapter 6. The Master
    Chapter 6 A. Alcohol Influence, Dutiful Temperance etc

    PART III - LIABILITY
    Chapter 7. General Provisions on Liability
    Chapter 8. Collisions
    Chapter 9. Limitation of Liability
    Chapter 10. Liability for Damage from Oil Pollution
    Chapter 11. [empty chapter, included for correct numbering]
    Chapter 12. Limitation Funds and Limitation Proceedings

    PART IV - CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE
    Chapter 13. Carriage of General Cargo
    Chapter 14. Chartering of Ships
    Chapter 15. Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage

    PART V - MARINE ACCIDENTS
    Chapter 16. Salvage
    Chapter 17. General Average
    Chapter 18. Maritime inquiries of maritime accidents, maritime law assessment

    PART VI - OTHER PROVISIONS
    Chapter 19. Statutory Limitation
    Chapter 20. Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter 21. Mobile Platforms, etc.

    PART VII - CONCLUDING PROVISIONS
    Chapter 22. Concluding Provisions [repeals the Maritime Code of 1893]

  10. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act to amend the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 1966) and other Acts (No. 22 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-06-16 | NOR-1994-L-38007

    Provides for rules in respect of benefits for students studying abroad, unemployment benefit and payment of old age benefits. Also amendents to Acts respecting pensions for seafarers, forestry workers, fishermen and nurses.

  11. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Act (No. 7 of 1948) respecting pension insurance for Seafarers, the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 1966), the Seafarers Act (No. 18 of 1975) and the Act respecting Norwegian International Ships' Register (No. 48 of 1987) (No. 118 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-17 | NOR-1993-L-36477

    Amends the Act respecting pension insurance for seamen by excluding from the application of the Act workers employed in hotels and restaurants on board ships. Amends sections 1-2 of the National Insurance Act relating to workers employed in hotels and restaurants on board ships and amends section 32 of the Seamen's Act by providing that the employer of workers not insured in Norway and employed on board a ship, registered in the Norwegian International Register, or employed by an employer with a ship, in foreign trade but registered in the ordinary ships' register, is obliged to guarantee benefits in case of occupational accident or injury.

  12. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions respecting admittance to voluntary pension for workers on board foreign ships etc. (No. 845 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-09-08 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-01 | NOR-1993-R-38395

  13. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the provisions respecting certificates for ships engineers (No. 530 of 1993).

    Adoption: 1993-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-15 | NOR-1993-R-34915

    A requirement to obtain a certificate is that the ships engineer has gone through the medical examination provided for under the provisions on medical examination for seafarers.

  14. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions respecting certificate of qualification for pilot trainees (No. 553 of 1993).

    Adoption: 1993-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | NOR-1993-R-34901

    Provides that a pilot trainee must have a certificate qualifying him to work as first mate and skipper and 3 years' working experience as first mate on board any ship of more than 200 tons.

  15. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the Provisions respecting medical examination of workers on board ship (No. 1146 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-01 | NOR-1992-R-38397

    Applies to both workers starting employment and those already employed on board Norwegian ships.

  16. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the Provisions respecting safety and environmental work (No. 1153 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-01 | NOR-1992-R-38398

    Provides that work on board a Norwegian ship (Norwegian ship covered by the Seaman's Act) shall be conducted in accordance with section 40 of the Seaman's Act. Inserts a new provision 2a relating to reports of occupational accidents. Repeals sections 22, 23, 24 and 25.

  17. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the Provisions respecting the applicability of the Seaman's Act (No. 871 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-01 | NOR-1992-R-38400

    Provides that the Seaman's Act applies to all workers on board Norwegian ships unless otherwise provided for by the Act respecting workers' protection and the working environment and the Provisions respecting worker protection and the working environment in the petroleum industry.

  18. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions respecting the establishment and keeping of ship's logs. (No. 693 of 15 September 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-09-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-01 | NOR-1992-R-32843

  19. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the Provisions respecting inspection for the issuance of certificates for vessels. (No. 694 of 15 September 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-09-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-01 | NOR-1992-R-32844

  20. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the provisions respecting safety appliances etc. for vessels. (No. 696 of 15 September 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-09-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-01 | NOR-1992-R-32845

  21. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the Provisions respecting certificates for shipmasters and mates (No. 624 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-08-14 | NOR-1992-R-38402

  22. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 944 of 1990 respecting diving.

    Adoption: 1990-11-30 | Date of entry into force: 1991-01-01 | NOR-1990-R-75135

    Contains 16 Chapters providing rules on occupational safety and health, equipment, etc. for diving work. Issued under the Work Environment Act.

    On-line consolidated version available in Norwegian:

  23. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Seafarers Act (No. 18 of 30 May 1975) [LS 1975-Nor.1], No. 1.

    Adoption: 1990-01-19 | NOR-1990-L-26231

    Amends section 32 (foreign seamen).

  24. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions respecting annual leave for employees on board ships. No. 1285

    Adoption: 1989-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-01 | NOR-1989-R-31112

    Regulates annual leave for all persons covered by the Seamen's Act (No. 18 of 30 May 1975) [LS 1975-Nor. 1] (calculation, maternity leave, payment of leave pay, etc.).

  25. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to repeal certain provisions adopted under Act (No. 9 of 27 June 1947) respecting measures to promote employment. No. 1121

    Adoption: 1989-10-30 | NOR-1989-R-31105

    Repeals provisions 1 of 10 June 1975; provisions of 10 June 1975 and Provisions of 1 June 1981 (employment service offices for seamen) adopted under the Act respecting measures to promote employment [LS 1968-Nor. 2] and [LS 1970-Nor. 2.]

  26. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Act to amend the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 17 June 1966). No. 86

    Adoption: 1988-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | NOR-1988-L-31057

    Amends section 30 (1) (interest on contributions not paid in time) of the Pension insurance for seamen [LS 1947-Nor.1] and [LS 1968-Nor. 3].

  27. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the in Council (of 29 March 1948) respecting annual holidays for Seafarers [LS 1948-Nor. 1]. No. 1070

    Adoption: 1988-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | NOR-1988-R-31063

    Amends sections 2(5) (six days annual holiday for persons over the age of 60 years) and 3(1) (holidays remuneration).

  28. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    An Act to amend Act (No. 9 of 27 June 1947) [LS 1968-Nor.2, cons., 1970-Nor.2] respecting measures to promote employment, the Seafarers Act (No. 18 of 30 May 1975) [LS 1975-Nov.1], and Act (No. 90 of 18 June 1971) respecting the registration of persons employed on board vessels, etc., No. 77.

    Adoption: 1988-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | NOR-1988-L-22632

    Repeals sections 13(2)(5) and 15 to 25 of chapter III of Act No. 9 of 27 June 1947. Amends sections 34(3) and 34a (appeal procedure). Amends section 54a of Act No. 18 of 30 May 1975 (keeping a register). Amends section 4(1) of Act No. 90 of 18 June 1971 (mustering takes place in Norway).

  29. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    A transfer of authority to the Foreign Department in the Act (No. 90 of 18 June 1971) concerning the registration of persons employed on board vessels, etc.

    Adoption: 1988-11-25 | NOR-1988-L-22629

  30. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 940 of 1988 respecting the control of maritime services.

    Adoption: 1988-11-25 | Date of entry into force: 1989-01-01 | NOR-1988-R-22630

    Regulates seafarers' employment contracts, qualifications, health assessments, etc. Repeals Provisions (No. 576 of 15 June 1987) respecting recruitment of seafarers'.

  31. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions fixing the minimum income level for entitlement to sickness benefits for seafarers on board ships in foreign waters. No. 495.

    Adoption: 1988-06-22 | NOR-1988-R-6988

    Regulates the application of the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 1966) [LS 1970-Nor. 1 (cons.)].

  32. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the provisions (of 3 July 1978) respecting shipping companies' extended obligation to pay sickness benefits. No. 497.

    Adoption: 1988-06-22 | NOR-1988-R-6990

    Amends s. 2 regarding the time period for payment of cash sickness benefits payable under the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 1966) [LS 1970-Nor. 1 (cons.)].

  33. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions respecting the recording of working hours; organisation and guidelines for the schedule of working hours.

    Adoption: 1988-05-19 | NOR-1988-R-6993

    Regulates the application of the Seafarers' Hours of Work Act (No. 50 of 1977) [LS 1977-Nor. 2].

  34. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions respecting benefits under sections 2 to 8 and application of sections 3 to 14 of the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 17 June 1966) to persons living in the country employed on board certain foreign vessels. No. 164

    Adoption: 1988-03-13 | NOR-1988-R-31084

    Persons living in the country insured for their employment on board foreign vessels receive benefits granted under the National Insurance Act [LS 1970-Nor. 1] and [LS 1971-Nor. 2].

  35. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act respecting hours of work on board ship (No. 50 of 1977) [LS 1977 - Nor. 2]. No. 11.

    Adoption: 1988-03-11 | NOR-1988-L-6521

    Amends ss. 1(3) (exceptions to the law), 1(4) (further regulations), 13 (1 to 5) (working hours schedule) and 18(2) (penalty provisions).

  36. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Provisions to repeal the provisions respecting the calculation of unemployment benefits for seafarers engaged in shipping abroad while they are staying in the country, under the National Insurance Act (No. 12 of 1966) [LS 1970 - Nor. 1 (cons.)]. No. 1087.

    Adoption: 1987-11-30 | NOR-1987-L-4801

    Repeals the provision as from 1 Jan. 1988 and issues transitional regulations.

  37. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Provisions to amend Provisions (of 28 February 1975) respecting benefits under the National Insurance Act [LS 1971 - Nor. 2A (cons.)] for seafarers employed in the distant trade. No. 934.

    Adoption: 1987-11-27 | NOR-1987-L-4800

    Repeals ss. 5(1) (last sentence) and 7(1) (last sentence).

  38. Norway - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Norwegian International Ship Register Act of 12 June 1987 (No. 48 of 1987).

    Adoption: 1987-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 1987-07-01 | NOR-1987-L-33294

    This Act provides for conditions for registration, registration authority, application of other Norwegian laws, trading area restrictions, fees, pay and working conditions, working hours, authority to obtain information and penalties.

  39. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 175 of 1987 respecting the manning of Norwegian vessels.

    Adoption: 1987-03-17 | Date of entry into force: 1987-03-17 | NOR-1987-R-75154

    Provides rules on the manning requested for vessels, including qualifications.

  40. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Provisions to amend the Order in Council (of 19 March 1948) [LS 1948-Nor. 1] respecting annual holidays for Seafarers.

    Adoption: 1987-01-23 | NOR-1987-R-4151

    Amends s. 2 (annual holidays of 29 days) and s. 3 (holiday remuneration).

  41. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 237 of 3 February 1986 on the medical examination of workers on ships, etc.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | NOR-1986-R-5432

    Supersede the Regulations of 30 Mar. 1981 on the same subject.

  42. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning the employment agreement and settlement of wages form.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72022

  43. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning mandatory training, supervision and repatriation etc. of young people.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72023

    Applies to young persons under 20 years of age engaged on board ships, drilling vessels and other mobile installations at sea but excludes persons employed on fishing and catching vessels. Repeals the Regulations concerning Protective Measures for Young People at Sea (R.No. 139, D.No. 81, S.No. 87 of 21 June 1969) and the Regulations concerning Mandatory Training Courses for Apprentice Seamen (R.No. 331, D.No. 203, S.No. 226 of 1 November 1977).

  44. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning Placement of Young Persons in Practical Work in Domestic Trade.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72024

    Provides that young workers who have turned 14 years of age can be placed to work on board ships in domestic trade as part of their education or practical vocational guidance when the work is not hazardous to their health or development.

  45. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning Free Passage Home from Ships in Foreign Trade.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72025

  46. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning Free Passage Home etc. From Ships Lost in Maritime Accidents.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72026

  47. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning the Settlement of Disputes in Dismissal and Notice of Termination Cases.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72027

  48. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning compensation for loss of effects.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72032

    Compensation sum is to be linked to the base rate of the National Insurance Act.

  49. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation concerning the foreign service official's treatment of disputes between the master or shipping company and crew.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72033

    Contains detailed procedures concerning the treatment of disputes at Foreign Service Stations within the framework prescribed in para. 50 of the Seamen's Act.

  50. Norway - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning Foreign Service Station loans to Seafarers.

    Adoption: 1986-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1986-03-03 | NOR-1986-R-72034

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