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Merchant shipping minimum age regulations

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Original consultation

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Summary

Seeks views on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 regulations about the minimum age for employment of young seafarers.

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Merchant shipping minimum age regulation consultation

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Minimum age statutory instruments

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Minimum age impact assessment

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Minimum age draft merchant shipping notice

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Minimum age explanatory memorandum

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Minimum age transposition note

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Consultation description

Section 55(1A) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 applies to all UK merchant ships, excluding government ships, it prohibits those under the age of 16 being employed on a sea-going ship.

New Maritime Labour Convention 2006 minimum age regulations would apply the minimum age of 16 years for seafarers to all ships ordinarily engaged in commercial operations, including government ships, in line with the minimum requirements. The minimum age would apply regardless of whether a person is employed or working as a self-employed person.