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Guidance on improving the health and safety of seafarers - updated

29 Dec 2020

MIN 649 (M) Amendment 1 – to the Code of Working Practices (COSWP) Amendment 5 2020, advising on improving the health and safety of seafarers primarily on board UK registered ships.


This notice replaces MIN 601 (M) and MIN 649 (M).

Amendment 1 updates editorials only and will expire 30th November 2021.

Notice to

  • shipowners
  • ship operators and managers
  • masters and seafarers


further information: