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Draft outlines rules

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A SHIP will be subject to inspection by a flag state inspector or port state control officer or any persons who are duly authorised.

This is part of the rules which make up the Maritime (Labour Convention) Regulation 2017, a document in its third draft which is expected to be endorsed by Parliament and implemented in Fiji soon.

The draft regulations state that subject to sub-regulation (3), any such inspection shall be limited to verifying that these are carried on board the ship a valid Maritime Labour Certificate or a valid interim Maritime Labour Certificate and a valid Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance.

Should any of the conditions mentioned in sub-regulation (4) apply, the ship may be subject to a detailed inspection by a flag state inspector or port state control officer or a person duly authorised by the CEO.

According to the draft, this will determine whether the ship being a Fiji ship, is in compliance with the requirements of this regulations and other relevant written law, or if a ship is not a Fiji ship, is in compliance with the requirements of the convention.

The draft also states the flag state inspector or port state control officer or the person duly authorised may for the purposes of an inspection:

* Board any ship, without previous notice to the shipowner, master or person in charge of that ship, for the purposes of inspecting that ship;

* Inspect any ship after giving previous notice to the shipowner, master or person in charge of that ship;

* Summon any person before him and require him to answer questions;

* Require the production of any book, log book, certificate, register, document or other information relating to any ship;

* Take samples of any products, cargo, drinking water, provisions, materials or substances used or handled in the possession of any person on board any ship, as may be necessary with a view to analysing these samples;

* Require the display of notices, certificates or documents required by this Regulations or other relevant written law, or the convention, as the case may be; and

* Require rectification of deficiencies that may be identified in the seafarers' working and living conditions on any ship.








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