Legislation

30th October 2018

SI 2018/1109

The Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2018. Comes into force on 31st December with the exception of regulation 3 which comes into force on 30th November 2019. These Regulations make consequential amendments to Merchant Shipping Act 1995, SI1972/919; Merchant Shipping (Crew Agreements, Lists of Crew and Discharge of Seamen)(Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1972, SI 1972/1698; Merchant Shipping (Seamen’s Allotments) Regulations 1972, SI 1972/1701; Merchant Shipping (Seamen’s Wages and Accounts) Regulations 1972, SI 1979/97; Merchant Shipping (Repatriation) Regulations 1979, SI 1997/2962; Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1997 and SI 2004/1713; Fishing Vessels (Working Time: Sea-fishermen) Regulations 2004.

30th October 2018

SI 2018/1108

The Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force on 30th November. These Regulations cover the requirement for fishermen to possess medical fitness certificates and carry them on board the fishing vessel on which they are working. The also cover the issuing of such certificates and the requirement for fishermen to self-report medical conditions to a doctor.

30th October 2018

SI 2018/1107

The Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2018. Comes into force on 30th November with the exception of regulations 7 and 9 to 14 come into force on 30th November 2019. These Regulations implement Articles 41 to 43 of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2006 (Cm 7375). They apply to United Kingdom fishing vessels wherever they may be and to other fishing vessels in United Kingdom waters. They cover survey of fishing vessels, the issuing of a  Work in Fishing Convention Certificate and the requirement to carry such a certificate on board the vessel in question.