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  1. Liberia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Liberia Maritime Authority Act, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-22 | LBR-2010-L-104033

    Part I - General Provisions
    Part II - Establishment, Object, Functions and Powers of the Authority
    Part III - Corporate Existence and Management of the Liberia Maritime Authority
    Part IV - Officers and Employees of the Authority
    Part V - Financial Provisions
    Part VI - Transfer of Certain Assets to the Authority
    Part VII - Transitional Provisions
    Part VIII - Repealers

  2. Liberia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Liberian Maritime Fees and Taxes Regulations. - Regulation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-06-19 | LBR-2002-R-76126

    Regulates registration fees, annual taxes and various fees in the maritime industry.

  3. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Vessel Registration Requirements and Mortgage Recording Procedures (Series 1/00).

    Adoption: 2000 | LBR-2000-M-81831

    Chapter I - The Liberian Registry: An Overview
    Chapter II - Vessel Ownership
    Chapter III - Vessel Registration
    Chapter IV - Bareboat Charter Registration
    Chapter V - Recordation of Mortgages and Other Instruments
    Chapter VI - Transfer of Vessel From the Liberian Registry

  4. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Reporting License and Special Qualification Fraud and any Indication of lack of Professional Qualifications or Insufficient Technical Skills (M.N. No. 9-250-5).

    Adoption: 1992-07-16 | LBR-1992-M-42806

    Encourages shipowners to report incidences of crew members who fraudulently claim special skills.

  5. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Reporting Incidents of Fire on Board Passenger Ships (M.N. No. 9-250-4).

    Adoption: 1992-06-01 | LBR-1992-M-42805

    Requires masters of passenger ships to report any incidence of fire within 12 hours of the occurence of the fire.

  6. Liberia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Liberian Maritime Regulations. - Maritime Regulations (as amended up to 2002)

    Adoption: 1992-01-02 | LBR-1992-R-42799

    Provides comprehensive regulations for merchant shipping under Liberian Maritime Law. Chapters I through VI regulate safety, documentation and identification of vessels, ship mortgages and radio. Chapter VII provides for inspection of vessels by nautical inspectors. Chapter IX governs the investigations of accidents and deaths aboard ships. Chapter X is devoted to seafarers. Inter alia, this chapter sets forth minimum manning requirements for vessels and provides regulations relating to medical supplies, survival crafts, fire drills and accident prevention. Section 10.325 requires medical certification for every person employed on a ship. Owners of Liberian vessels are required to maintian third party liability insurance (s. 10.342). S. 10.359 regulates conciliation, mediation and arbitration procedures.

  7. Liberia - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules for Marine Investigations and Hearings.

    Adoption: 1992 | LBR-1992-R-42800

    Regulates investigations of accidents and death aboard ships. All accidents resulting in material damage, loss of life or incapacitation of a person for more than 72 hours shall be reported. Sets forth powers and duties of investigating officers and regulates investigation and hearing procedures. Made under the Liberian Maritime Law.

  8. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Implementation of Amendments to the International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea 1974 (SOLAS 1974) (M.N. No. 2-081-12).

    Adoption: 1992 | LBR-1992-M-42802

    Requests owners of cargo and passenger ships to put into force amendments to SOLAS 1974. Inter alia, requires shipowners to install water leakage detection systems, a two-way radio telephone apparatus, and to maintain specified numbers of liferafts and immersion suits.

  9. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Fire Extinguishing Requirements for Paint and Flammable Liquid Lockers (M.N. No. 2-081-14).

    Adoption: 1992 | LBR-1992-M-42803

    Implements Regulation 18.7 of Resolution MSC. 13 (57) of the IMO requiring vessels to maintain specified fire extinguishers.

  10. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Lifesaving Equipment (M.N. No. 10-296-1).

    Adoption: 1992 | LBR-1992-M-42808

    Owners of vessels shall have lifeboats and other lifesaving equipment inspected and serviced at specified intervals.

  11. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Requirements for Merchant Marine Personnel Certification.

    Adoption: 1992 | LBR-1992-M-42810

    Provides guidelines relating to the certification of crew members. Inter alia, sets forth which functions certain classes of officers may perform and establishes penalties for misrepresentation or fraud in relation to skill certification. Also sets forth requirements for officer licenses, including service experience, physical examinations and fire fighting training.

  12. Liberia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    The Liberian Maritime Law (Title 21 of Liberian Code of Laws of 1956). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-12-01 | LBR-1991-L-42798

    Provides comprehensive legislation for the operation of ships registered in Liberia. Chapters 1 through 9 cover administrative matters, including the establishment of a Commissioner for Maritime Affairs (s. 11), vessel registration, mortgages and maritime liens, carriage of cargo and passengers, limitation of liability for maritime claims, rules of navigation, and wrecks and salvage. Chapter 10 governs matters related to merchant seafarers, including wages, discharge, paid leave, accident and death on board, disciplinary measures, hours of work and overtime. Minimum age at sea (with certain exceptions) is set at 15 (s. 326). Corporal punishment is prohibited by s. 345. S. 353 provides for the freedom of association; s. 358 allows strikes and picketing, provided that such actions are approved by a majority of employees in a secret ballot and means of arbitration have been exhausted. Procedures for mediation and arbitration are contained in s. 359.

  13. Liberia - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Proposed Conditions of Employment of the National Seamen, Ports and General Workers' Union of Liberia to Foreign Shipowners for the Liberia Seafarers, 1989

    Adoption: 1989-03 | LBR-1989-L-57224

    Establishes working conditions for the employment of all personnel on board ships flying the Liberian flag and for Liberian seafarers employed in foreign ships. These govern wages, working hours, leave, public holidays, overtime, and deductions. Establishes the amount of disability benefits payable to injured workers. Establishes minimum wage rates for specific occupations. Provides for discipline of workers. Governs medical treatment and sick leave. Provides for the termination of employment. Establishes the constitution of the Joint Maritime Industrial Committee. Governs the committee's membership, meetings, officers and voting procedures.

  14. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Revised Examination System for Merchant Marine Personnel (M.N. No. 1-117-2).

    Adoption: 1989-02-02 | LBR-1989-M-42801

    Provides for a computerized examination system for marine personnel.

  15. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Safety Inspections of Liberian Ships (M.N. No. 7-191-2).

    Adoption: 1989 | LBR-1989-M-42804

    Requires shipowners to present their vessels for initial and annual inspections in a timely manner. Nautical inspectors have powers to inspect all ship records, emergency devices and safety conditions.

  16. Liberia - Seafarers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Manning of Vessels: Implementation of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW 1978) (M.N. No. 10-292-1).

    Adoption: 1989 | LBR-1989-M-42807

    Sets forth certification and training requirements for watchkeeping aboard ships. Prohibits assignment of watchkeeping duties in conjunction with other tasks which may create distractions or cause fatigue.


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