Guidelines on the fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident

IMO has recently completed and published Circular Letter 2711 with guidelines on the fair treatment of seafarers in the event of a maritime accident. The Resolution and Guidelines apply to all instances where seafarers may be detained by public authorities in the event of a maritime accident. 

Guidance is provided to:  

(a) Port and coastal states

(b) Flag states

(c) Seafarer states

(d) Shipowners

(e) Seafarers  

The Resolution, which was adopted by IMO's Legal Committee at its ninety-first session, on 27 April 2006, and by the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization at its 296th session on 12 June 2006, invites Member Governments to implement the guidelines as from 1 July 2006. 

Contact: Fredrik Larsson