Seafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996
|Date of adoption||October 22, 1996|
|Date in force||August 8, 2002|
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It was established in 1996, with the preamble stating:
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the revision of the Wages, Hours of Work and Manning (Sea) Convention (Revised), 1958, and the Wages, Hours of Work and Manning (Sea) Recommendation, 1958,...
Seafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention and COVID-19Edit
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the International Labor Organization (ILO), in conjunction with the Seafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, called on governments to take all possible measures to protect seafarers and to take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 virus infection. The ILO Memorandum was intended to coordinate the vision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A joint statement issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on May 22, 2020 emphasized the call for key worker status for seafarers. It relieves crews of travel restrictions and make it easier for them to join or leave the ships.
As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 21 states. However, all but seven of these states have subsequently denounced it.