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II.6.220 MEDICAL EXAMINATION (SEAFARERS) CONVENTION, 1946

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.6.220

CONVENTION CONCERNING THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF SEAFARERS, 1946

ADOPTED: Done at Seattle on 6 June 1946
REFERENCE: MEDICAL EXAMINATION (SEAFARERS) CONVENTION, 1946
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 17 August 1955
DEPOSITARY: ILO
SECRETARY: ILO

IMPLEMENTATION

RATIFICATION

Article X

The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article XI

1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the International Labour Organisation whose ratifications have been registered with the Director-General.

2. It shall come into force six months after the date on which there have been registered ratifications by nine of the following countries: United States of America, Argentine Republic, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and Yugoslavia, including at least five countries each of which has at least one million gross register tons of shipping. This provision is included for the purpose of facilitating and encouraging early ratification of the Convention by Member States.

3. Thereafter, this Convention shall come into force for any Member six months after the date on which its ratification has been registered.

DENUNCIATION

Article XII

1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention comes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall not take effect until one year after the date on which it is registered.

2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of the period of ten years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in this Article, will be bound for another period of ten years and, thereafter, may denounce this Convention at the expiration of each period of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.

REVISION

Article XVI

1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides,

  • (a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall ipso jure involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of Article XII above, if and when the new revising Convention shall have come into force;
  • (b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force, this Convention shall cease to be open for ratification by the Members.

2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and content for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified the revising Convention.

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