MSN 1886 Amendment 1 MLC and ILO 188 medical standards

Medical examination system and appointment of approved doctors and medical and eyesight standards.


MSN 1886 Amendment 1 MLC, 2006 work in fishing convention, 2007 (ILO No. 188) medical examination system - appointment of approved doctors and medical and eyesight standards

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This notice should be read with the merchant shipping (maritime labour convention) (medical certification) regulations 2010 as amended and the merchant shipping (work in fishing) (medical certification) regulations 2018 and replaces in part MSN 1839(M)

Amendment 1 includes the addition of a newly approved CAD Testing Centre. The address and contact details for the new MCA CAD Test Centre can be found in Annex B along with the details of the other approved CAD Test Centres.

Notice to

  • approved doctors
  • shipowners
  • ship operators and ship managers
  • fishing vessel owners and managers
  • employers of seafarers and fishermen
  • masters
  • officers and seafarers and fishermen
Published 15 July 2020