NTFs section for Seafarers´- and Fisheries adopted at its meeting in Oslo on 4th of May 2016 below text to support ITFs proactive action ”IMOs redefinition of safe manning” with the following statement;
Manning should be in daily focus, and the following summary of the regulations as shown below, should be performed;
The ship management should conduct a risk analysis of all current operations, tasks, functions, trade area and security levels to ensure that the ship is at all times manned with qualified, certificated and medically fit seafarers in accordance with national and international requirements. The vessel shall at all times be appropriate manned and all aspects of safe operation on board shall be ensured, to safety and security for everyone on board, the ship and prevent pollution of the marine environment”. The process must be transparent and include union and safety representative.
Read the full press statement here: PressStatementNTFSeafarers4Maj2016