Guidance

MGN 566 STCW Manila Amendments: Hours of Work and Alcohol Limits

This notice explains the changes as they relate to hours of rest and alcohol limits for seafarers.

This publication was withdrawn on

MGN 566 has been replaced by MGN 590

Documents

MGN 566 (M+F) STCW Manila Amendments: Medical Certification, Hours of Work and Alcohol Limits

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Details

Notice to all

  • Shipowners
  • Employers
  • Ship masters and seafarers

This notice should be read with MSN 1842 (M) and replaces MGN 448 (M), MGN 565 (M) and MGN 565 (M) corrigendum.

Section 1 and 2 do not apply to fishing vessels Section 3 applies to all professional seafarers, including those on fishing vessels.

Most of (“the Manila amendments”) deal with training and certification requirements, but there are also changes to

Regulation VIII/1, Code A-VIII/1 and B-VIII/1 Fitness for duty - hours of rest 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 7 February 2017