Consultation outcome

Merchant shipping medical care regulations

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Revisions to the draft marine guidance note were completed due to the suggestions received during the consultation. These corrections include clarification as well as further information.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeks views on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 regulations about the provision of medical care to seafarers on ships.


Consultation description

These are proposals for new regulations which relate to medical care for seafarers on UK sea-going ships. The proposal requires the shipowner to bear the costs for medical care for sickness or injury arising during or from the seafarers period of employment and provides for financial security for compensation for death or long-term disability.

Additional documents

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