Carriage of a medical guide on board is mandatory under the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention (ILO MLC) and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention. The fishing industry requires proper medical care to be provided on board under the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, and medical training for those providing first aid care under the IMO STW-F 1995 Convention.
This 2021 edition of the Medical Logbook contains tabulated pages for recording onboard medical treatment. It follows the format specified in MSN 1905 (M+F), Ships’ Medical Stores, and includes guidance on completion. It also includes the full text of this MSN for ease of reference.