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The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018

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3.—(1) The following regulations apply to a sea-going United Kingdom ship wherever it may be and a non-MLC ship while it is in United Kingdom waters—

(a)regulation 5 (general duty of shipowner, master, employer to provide hours of rest);

(b)regulation 9 (requirement to post up table);

(c)regulation 11 (exception to hours of rest in emergencies);

(d)regulation 12 (requirement to keep records of hours of rest);

(e)regulation 14 (provision of information on request);

(f)regulation 15 (annual and additional leave);

(g)regulation 17 (shore leave) (but see paragraph (3));

(h)regulation 19 (inspection);

(i)regulation 21 (detention);

(j)regulation 22 (release of ships).

(2) The following regulations apply to an MLC ship while that ship is in United Kingdom waters—

(a)regulation 8 (general duty of shipowner, master, employer to provide hours of rest);

(b)regulation 10 (requirement to post up table);

(c)regulation 11 (exception to hours of rest in emergencies);

(d)regulation 13 (requirement to keep records of hours of rest);

(e)regulation 16 (annual leave);

(f)regulation 17 (shore leave) (but see paragraph (3));

(g)regulation 20 (inspection);

(h)regulation 21 (detention);

(i)regulation 22 (release of ships).

(3) Regulation 17 (shore leave) does not apply to ships of traditional build.

(4) These Regulations do not apply to—

(a)pleasure vessels;

(b)fishing vessels;

(c)warships or naval auxiliaries;

(d)vessels which are not ordinarily engaged in commercial activities.

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