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Here is the second updated edition of the guidelines which was released with the intention to assist interested persons with proper application of all provisions outlined in the ILO Convention issued by the ISF organization, standing for the International Shipping Federation. The initial release of the present publication was issued years ago, shortly after the MLC Convention was adopted, and it was actually aimed to introduce all ship operators to their obligations under the newly established regime. The huge amount of work has been carried out by the several working groups consisting of the professional unions of the seafarers, governmental authorities, national associations of the ship owners - all to ensure that all parties involved are fully understanding their responsibilities. The current second release of the guidebook has therefore been quite significantly updated in order to reflect all latest clarifications from the ILO Convention. The authors have also added some supplementary guidance to the main content of the book to assist the maritime employers with the application of the ILO standards in the efficient and practical manner. The authors of the volume strongly hope that it will be found very useful and practical by the workers of the shipping companies preparing for the MLC implementation by the contracting governments...