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R106 Recommendation concerning Medical Advice by Radio to Ships at Sea


Geneva, 13 maggio 1958


The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Forty-first Session on 29 April 1958, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to medical advice by radio to ships at sea, which are included in the fifth item on the agenda of the session, and
Having decided that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,
adopts this thirteenth day of May of the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Medical Advice at Sea Recommendation, 1958:

The Conference recommends that each Member should apply the following provisions:

Members should ensure by a pre-arranged system that--
(a) medical advice by radio to ships at sea is available free of charge at any hour of the day or night;
(b) the medical advice available includes, where necessary and practicable, specialist advice;
(c) adequate use is made of the radio advice facilities available, inter alia, by instruction of seagoing personnel and by medical guides which indicate clearly and concisely the type of information which will help the doctor in giving his advice, so that the person on board ship who seeks advice understands what sort of information is required by the advising doctor;
(d) an up-to-date and complete list of radio stations from which medical advice can be obtained is carried on each ship equipped with radio installations, and kept in the custody of the radio officer or, in the case of smaller vessels, of the person responsible for radio duties.


Fonte: ILO