MSN 1769 Inspecting seafarers’ working and living conditions

An alert that the UK government has ratified ILO Convention 178, and noted the associated recommendation 185.

This publication was withdrawn on

MSN 1769 has been replaced by MSN 1848.



MSN 1769 International Labour Organization convention (ILO) 178 and recommendation 185: concerning the inspection of seafarers’ working and living conditions

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This notice is for all:

  • ship owners
  • ship operators
  • managers
  • manning agents
  • trade unions
  • seafarers
Published 28 April 2004