R78 Recommendation concerning the Provision to Crews by Shipowners of Bedding, Mess Utensils and Other Articles

Seattle, 29 giugno 1946

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Seattle by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Twenty-eighth Session on 6 June 1946, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the provision to crews by shipowners of bedding, mess utensils and other articles, which is included in the third item on the agenda of the Session, and
Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,
adopts this twenty-ninth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and forty-six, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Bedding, Mess Utensils and Miscellaneous Provisions (Ships' Crews) Recommendation, 1946:
The Conference recommends that each Member of the International Labour Organisation should apply the following principles and should inform the International Labour Office, as requested by the Governing Body, of the measures taken to give effect thereto:

(1) Clean bed linen, blankets, bedspreads and mess utensils should be supplied to the members of the crew by the shipowner for use on board during service on the ship, and such members should be responsible for their return at times specified by the master and on completion of service in the ship.
(2) In the event of any article not being returned in good condition, fair wear and tear excepted, the member of the crew concerned should pay cost price.
2. Bed linen, blankets and bedspreads should be of good quality, and plates, cups and other mess utensils should be of approved material which can be easily cleaned.
3. Towels, soap and toilet paper for the members of the crew should be provided by the shipowner.

Fonte: ILO