Prevention of Accidents (Seafarers) Convention, 1970
|Prevention of Accidents (Seafarers) Convention, 1970|
|Date of adoption||October 30, 1970|
|Date in force||February 17, 1973|
|Classification||Safety, Health and Welfare|
It was established in 1970:
Noting the terms of existing international labour Conventions and Recommendations applicable to work on board ship and in port and relevant to the prevention of occupational accidents to seafarers, and in particular of the Labour Inspection (Seamen) Recommendation, 1926, the Prevention of Industrial Accidents Recommendation, 1929, the Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932, the Medical Examination (Seafarers) Convention, 1946, and the Guarding of Machinery Convention and Recommendation, 1963, and
Noting the terms of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, 1960, and the Regulations annexed to the International Load Line Convention, as revised in 1966, which provide for a number of safety measures on board ship which provide protection for persons employed thereon, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to accident prevention on board ship at sea and in port,...
As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 29 states. Of the ratifying states, 9 had subsequently denounced the treaty.
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