MGN 565 Manila Amendments: Medical Certification

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention. Explains the changes to hours of rest and alcohol limits for seafarers.

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MGN 565 has been replaced by MGN 566


MGN 565 STCW Manila Amendments: Medical Certification, Hours of Work and Alcohol Limits

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Notice to all

  • Shipowners
  • Employers
  • Ship Masters
  • Seafarers

This notice should be read with MSN 1842 (M) and replaces MGN 448 (M).

Most of the amendments deal with training and certification requirements, but there are also changes to;

  • 1.1.1 Regulation VIII/1, Code A-VIII/1 and B-VIII/1 Fitness for duty - hours of rest
  • 1.1.2 Regulation VIII/1, Code A-VIII/1 and B-VIII/1 Fitness for duty - alcohol limits

This MGN explains those changes as they apply to UK ships.

Published 17 January 2017