From 10 to 12 February, the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee, established to propose amendments to the Seafarer’s Identity Documents Convention, 2003 (No. 185), met to consider the difficulties that security requirements have placed on seafarers’ access to shore leave. Brandt Wagner, Head, Transport and Maritime Unit, ILO Sectoral Policies Department, spoke with ILO News about the meeting and how it dealt with issues around shore leave and security.

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