IMO welcomes landmark Maritime Labour Convention ratifications
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers
In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this Guidance has been produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to support all types of ships which operate in international waters. The purpose is to help shipping companies follow advice provided by United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters ("the Polar Code") was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on15th May 2015.