R49 Recommendation concerning Hours of Work on Board Ship and Manning

Geneva, 24 ottobre 1936

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 Twenty-first Session on 6 October 1936, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the regulation of hours of work on board ship and manning in conjunction with hours of work on board ship, which is the first item on the agenda of the Session, and
Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,
adopts this twenty-fourth day of October of the year one thousand nine hundred thirty-six, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Hours of Work and Manning (Sea) Recommendation, 1936:
Having regard to the fact that the Hours of Work and Manning (Sea) Convention, 1936, does not regulate hours of work or manning in vessels engaged only in national coasting trade;
That it allows each Member to except from the application of its provisions the vessels referred to in Article 1, paragraph 3, of the said Convention; and
That some of its provisions do not apply to vessels below a certain tonnage;
The Conference recommends to each Member which has not already regulated hours of work and manning in these different classes of vessels should investigate the conditions obtaining in them in the light of the rules laid down in the said Convention; and
Further recommends that each such Member should take all necessary measures to prevent overwork and insufficient manning in such vessels.

Fonte: ILO