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Principles of safe manning


​At its 21st session in November 1999, the IMO Assembly adopted resolution A.890(21) on principles of safe manning.


The resolution notes that safe manning is a function of the number of qualified and experienced seafarers necessary for the safety of the ship, crew, passengers, cargo and property for the protection of the marine environment and that ability of seafarers to maintain observance of the requirements is also dependent upon conditions relating to training, hours of work and rest, occupational safety, health and hygiene and the proper provision of food.