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  1. Qatar - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Law No. 19 of 2020 amending certain provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 related to organizing the entry and exit of expatriates and their residence. (مرسوم بقانون رقم (19) لسنة 2020 بتعديل بعض أحكام القانون رقم (21) لسنة 2015 بتنظيم دخول وخروج الوافدين وإقامتهم) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-08-30 | QAT-2020-L-110483

  2. Qatar - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Law No. 8 of 2016 on Maritime Vessels. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-02-19 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-19 | QAT-2017-L-105406

    The law defines a ‘Vessel’ as ‘every floating vehicle operating in maritime navigation or sports or prepared for the same, of which the cargo is less than (200) two hundred tons, even if it does not aim to achieve profit’.

    In order for a vessel to be registered with the relevant Department in Qatar, the vessel must meet the following conditions:

    1. to be provided with navigational devices, communication devices, colors, lights, distress signals, equipment and tools necessary to achieve safety and security conditions as determined and issued in the competent Minister’s decision;

    2. to pass the technical inspection necessary; and

    3. to be insured, the vessel’s owner must provide the competent department with an insurance policy issued by a national insurance company guaranteeing third-parties’ compensation for damage incurred.

    Repeals Law No. 19 of 1980 concerning Small Vessels Registration.

  3. Qatar - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 48 of 2016 ratifying an agreement on commercial maritime transport and ports between the governments of Qatar and Algeria. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2016-12-29 | Date of entry into force: 2016-11-24 | QAT-2016-R-105415

    Qatar and Algeria governments ratified an agreement on commercial maritime transport and ports, signed on January 7, 2013.

  4. Qatar - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 51 of 2015 approves the accession of the State of Qatar to the International Convention for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972. - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-12-13 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-18 | QAT-2015-R-102855

    Approves the accession of the State of Qatar to The International Convention for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972.

  5. Qatar - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 38 of 2014 approving Qatar's accession to the 2005 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-08 | QAT-2014-R-100243

    Approves the accession of Qatar to the 2005 Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation.

  6. Qatar - Seafarers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 39 of 2014 approving Qatar's accession to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf of 2005. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-08 | QAT-2014-R-100250

    Approves the accession of Qatar to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf of 2005.

  7. Qatar - Seafarers - Law, Act

    Law promulgating the Maritime Law (No. 15 of 1980).

    Adoption: 1980-10-29 | QAT-1980-L-59858

    Contains provisions relating to investor and owner of vessel, captain, and maritime labour contracts. Section 97 deals with duty of seafarer to obey instructions of superior, and to save persons and cargo aboard the vessel in case of danger. Section 99-102 provide for payment of salaries to seafarers. Sections 104-105 make provision for health care for seafarers as well as for occupational injuries and diseases. Section 106 establishes obligation of investor to assume burial costs if seafarer dies while on duty. Section 107 regulates duty of investor to ensure seafarer's return to shore. Also deals with several related matters.


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