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Shipping: Liners

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether existing international agreements enable them to ensure that the crews of cruise liners docking in United Kingdom ports are allowed ashore. [HL5082]

The UK is a signatory of the International Labour Organisation's Convention ILO 108 of 1958. Under this convention, seafarers from all signatory states on board any vessel docking in the UK are, upon presentation of a recognised seafarers' identity document, allowed ashore for leave and transit purposes.