The consolidation of the Act includes a total of 29 amending texts through Octotber 2018 (up to Act 2018:1088). The consolidated text includes various amendments.
Contains 9 chapters concerning, inter alia:
Chapter 1: Scope and definitions.
Chapter 2: General rules on vessels and their manning.
Chapter 3: Special rules for certain vessels (certificates, passenger vessels, etc.).
Chapter 4: Working environment (reference to the Work Environment Act, accomodation, recreation accomodation, welfare facilities, safety delegates, etc.).
Chapter 5: Supervisory authorities.
Chapter 6: Restrictions in the right to use a vessel.
Chapter 7: Authorization.
Chapter 8: Responsibilities.
Chapter 9: Additional rules (appeal, penalty, etc.).
Repeals Act No. 49 of 1988.