How do EC Regulations and Directives affect UK merchant shipping and seafarers?

EC Regulations and Directives relate to UK merchant ships and seafarers, and other ships operating in EU waters.Β 

They are generally implemented in the UK through merchant shipping regulations. For example, Council Directive 1999/63/EC, concerning the Agreement on the organisation of working time of seafarers, is implemented through The Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002.


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