Article V Other treaties and interpretation
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Article V Other treaties and interpretation

  (1) All prior treaties, conventions and arrangements relating to standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers in force between the Parties shall continue to have full and complete effect during the terms thereof as regards:

  • (a) seafarers to whom this Convention does not apply;

  • (b) seafarers to whom this Convention applies, in respect of matters for which it has not expressly provided.

  (2) To the extent, however, that such treaties, conventions or arrangements conflict with the provisions of the Convention, the Parties shall review their commitments under such treaties, conventions and arrangements with a view to ensuring that there is no conflict between these commitments and their obligations under the Convention.

  (3) All matters which are not expressly provided for in the Convention remain subject to the legislation of Parties.

  (4) Nothing in the Convention shall prejudice the codification and development of the law of the sea by the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea convened pursuant to resolution 2750 C(XXV) of the General Assembly of the United Nations, nor the present or future claims and legal views of any State concerning the law of the sea and the nature and extent of coastal and flag State jurisdiction.


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