Trisha Shetty

Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003

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Date of adoption  June 19, 2003
Classification  Seafarers
Date in force  February 9, 2005
Subject  Seafarers
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Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 is an International Labour Organization Convention.


It was established in 1958, with the preamble stating:

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Ninety-first Session on 3 June 2003, and Mindful of the continuing threat to the security of passengers and crews and the safety of ships, to the national interest of States and to individuals, and

Mindful also of the core mandate of the Organization, which is to promote decent conditions of work, and

Considering that, given the global nature of the shipping industry, seafarers need special protection, and

Recognizing the principles embodied in the Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958, concerning the facilitation of entry by seafarers into the territory of Members, for the purposes of shore leave, transit, transfer or repatriation, and..


This Convention revised Convention C108 Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958


As of December 2016, the convention has been ratified by 33 states.


Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 Wikipedia

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