INTERTANKO's ILO 180/MLC 2006 guidance booklet now available

This new INTERTANKO booklet aims to evaluate how the safety management system could be used to assist in establishing a compliance guidance document for ILO 180/MLC 2006 and provides guidance on:


a)     how to implement, comply, monitor and audit the hours of work or rest requirements and

b)     how to provide documentary evidence of compliance.


The book was produced jointly by INTERTANKO's Vetting Committee and Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC)


The booklet contains the following topics:


  • A brief summary / overview of the Maritime Labour Convention "ILO180"
  • A summary of the ILO180 definitions, work and rest hours requirements
  • A summary of the STCW work and rest hours requirements
  • An explanation of the current minimum safe manning certificate
  • Broad general guidelines regarding manning levels
  • Guidelines for compliance with requirements Implementation of ILO 180 hours of work or rest
  • Maintaining records/endorsement monitoring/auditing
  • Watch keeping patterns
  • Optional watch keeping systems
  • Comments on the EU Directive
  • Providing evidence of compliance for PSC


INTERTANKO recommends that this booklet is utilised both onboard each vessel and in shore offices to ensure sea staff are fully conversant with the requirements and adequately prepared.


Initial purchase price discounts, as well as bulk purchase discounts, are available to INTERTANKO members as part of our benefits of membership.


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Contact: Fredrik Larsson or Howard Snaith