Resolution 9 Development of international standards of medical fitness for seafarers
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Resolution 9 Development of international standards of medical fitness for seafarers

 THE CONFERENCE,

HAVING ADOPTED the 1995 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978,

NOTING the lack of agreed international standards of medical fitness for seafarers,

RECOGNIZING the importance of the overall medical fitness of masters and ships' crews to the safety of life and property at sea and the protection of the marine environment,

TAKING COGNIZANCE OF the International Labour Organization's conventions concerning the medical examination of seafarers,

NOTING FURTHER that the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization are undertaking research into existing medical examination requirements for seafarers on a global basis,

INVITES the Organization, in co-operation with the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization, to develop international standards of medical fitness for seafarers.


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