ILO Conventions Ratified by NZ 2008
No. 92 - Accommodation of Crews (Revised), 1949
- This Convention is designed to ensure that crew accommodation on sea-going vessels meets certain minimum standards of safety, hygiene and comfort. It lays down general principles and specifies in some detail the technical standards relating to the location, design and construction of crew accommodation.
- This Convention deals with ventilation, heating, lighting, sleeping rooms (location, minimum floor area and head room, berth arrangements and size, maximum number of occupants, furniture and equipment), mess room and recreation accommodation, sanitary accommodation, hospital or sick bay accommodation and facilities for washing and drying clothes and for hanging oilskins.
- Organisations of shipowners and seafarers must be consulted on a number of specified matters and particularly about any alterations required to bring existing vessels into closer conformity with this Convention.
- The competent authority must give prior approval to the plans for any construction or alterations to crew accommodation, and must inspect all vessels on registration or re-registration, after alteration, or following a complaint by a recognised organisation representing a proportion of the crew, that the accommodation does not comply with this Convention.
- The master and at least one crew member are to inspect all crew accommodation at least weekly.
Maritime New Zealand
- Maritime Transport Act 1994
- Maritime Rules Part 51 - Crew Accommodation
How New Zealand implements it
- Part 51 - Crew Accommodation of the maritime rules pursuant to the Maritime Transport Act gives effect to the requirements of this Convention.
This Convention is not applicable to Tokelau.
Ratified - 31 May 1977
Total ratifications - 47