Prevention of Accidents (Seafarers) Convention, 1970

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Prevention of Accidents (Seafarers) Convention, 1970
ILO Convention
Date of adoption October 30, 1970
Date in force February 17, 1973
Classification Safety, Health and Welfare
Subject Seafarers
Previous Accommodation of Crews (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1970
Next Workers' Representatives Convention, 1971

Prevention of Accidents (Seafarers) Convention, 1970 is an International Labour Organization Convention.

It was established in 1970:

Noting the terms of existing international labour Conventions and Recommendations applicable to work on board ship and in port and relevant to the prevention of occupational accidents to seafarers, and in particular of the Labour Inspection (Seamen) Recommendation, 1926, the Prevention of Industrial Accidents Recommendation, 1929, the Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932, the Medical Examination (Seafarers) Convention, 1946, and the Guarding of Machinery Convention and Recommendation, 1963, and

Noting the terms of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, 1960, and the Regulations annexed to the International Load Line Convention, as revised in 1966, which provide for a number of safety measures on board ship which provide protection for persons employed thereon, and

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to accident prevention on board ship at sea and in port,...


As of 2013, the convention had been ratified by 29 states. Of the ratifying states, 9 had subsequently denounced the treaty.

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