What are the minimum conditions I can expect on board?
- Food: Ships must carry sufficient good quality food and drinking water and supply it free during your engagement. Religious and cultural differences also have to be considered.
- Health and safety: You are entitled to live and work in a safe and hygienic environment. If you are on a ship with five or more seafarers, you have to choose a seafarers’ safety representative for the ship’s safety committee.
- Medical care: You must be able to protect your health and have prompt access to medical care, including dental care, if needed.
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