This was agreed on the sidelines of the IMO's Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6) which met for its 6th session on 29 April-3 May.



The Sub-Committee invited the Secretariat and other stakeholders involved to keep the it informed of progress made with the development of the new medical guide.

Subject to approval by the corresponding bodies of ILO and IMO, it was agreed that the new medical guide should be referenced as one of the carriage requirement options in the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended, the STCW F Convention and MLC, 2006.