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Document ID (ISN)109840
CIS number 09-867
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-121743-5 (en); 978-92-2-221743-4 (fr); 978-92-2-321743-3 (es)
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Guidelines for port state control officers
Original title Directives pour les agents chargés du contrôle par l'Etat du port [in French]
Pautas para los funcionarios encargados des control por el estado del puerto [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. xi, 77p. Price: CHF 15.00.
Internet access [in English] [in Spanish] [in French]
Abstract The Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. These guidelines provide practical advice to port State control officers (PSCOs) verifying compliance of foreign ships with the requirements of the MLC, 2006. Chapter 1 contains an overview of the special features of the MLC 2006 and its key concepts. Chapter 2 relates to the required profile of PSCOs under the MLC, 2006. Chapter 3 covers the required review of documents in the case of ships that carry certification under the MLC, 2006. It explains when a more detailed inspection may be carried out. The main inspection tool is provided by chapter 4, indicating the basic requirements to be complied with, sources of information for checking compliance and examples of deficiencies, in the 14 areas of working and living conditions that are mainly concerned. Chapter 5 provides guidance when deficiencies are found and when a ship may have to be detained in port. Chapter 6 relates to the handling of onshore complaints by seafarers.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; ships; inspection; sea transport; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) role of government; approval; labour inspection; comment on directive; international agreements; role of labour inspection; penalties
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Labour inspection