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Name: Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Hours of Work and Watchkeeping) Regulations 1997 (No. 1320).
Country: United Kingdom
Subject(s): Seafarers - Occupational safety and health and welfare
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1997-05-19
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately (
ISN: GBR-1997-R-54328
Bibliography: Printed separately (
Abstract/Citation: Gives effect to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STWC) for Seafarers, as amended on 7 July 1995. Revokes the Merchant Shipping (Certification and Watchkeeping) Regulations 1982, the Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning Document) Regulations 1992 and the Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 1995. Defines the responsibility of owners and others responsible for the operation of ships in relation to the certification and training of seamen working on their ships, the availability of relevant documentation and the provision of instructions on familiarisation of seamen who are newly-appointed to their ships.

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