WHICH SEAFARERS ARE COVERED BY THE CONVENTION?
The definition of a seafarer is according to section 1(1) of the act on seafarers conditions of employment, etc. as follows:
”For the purposes of this act, the term ‘seafarer' shall apply to all persons, apart from the master, employed, engaged or working on board a Faroese ship who does not exclusively work on board while the ship is in port. For the master, section 47 shall apply.”
”In case of doubt whether a category of persons is to be considered a seafarer pursuant to the act, the question shall be settled by the Faroese Maritime Authority following consultation of the shipowner and seafarer organisations that the issue concerns.”