The Seaman's Rights and Duties
The Seamen's Act is the backbone when we are dealing with the seaman's rights and duties.
It might be difficult to get an overview of the rules contained in the Seamen's Act. For this reason, the Danish Maritime Authority has, as a help to foreign seamen, made this booklet in which the rules of the Seamen's Act have been grouped in a clear way. Furthermore, a few other rules that deal with social and occupational health issues aimed at seamen have been included. The booklet is primarily aimed at foreign ordinary seamen, and therefore the specific rules that apply to masters and officers have not been included.
In this booklet, the expressions "seaman" and "seafarer" are used at random; but the two expressions mean the same.
This presentation is not exhaustive, but the Danish Maritime Authority hopes that this booklet might contribute to making the seaman want to read the Seamen's Act as such. Besides, the Act must be available on board all Danish ships since the seaman has a right to read it and it should be possible to exercise this right.
Read the booklet here