Guidance: MSN 1846 (M) MLC 2006 food and catering ship's cooks and catering staff

Maritime Coastguard Agency

November 18
15:59 2022


This notice should be read with part 8 of the merchant shipping (maritime labour convention) (minimum requirements for seafarers etc) regulations 2014 (the MLC minimum requirements regulations) and with merchant shipping notice MSN 1845 (M) maritime labour convention, 2006: food and catering: provision of food and fresh water and replaces MSN 1846(M).

Amendment 1 removes the transitional arrangements and includes minor editorial changes.

Notice to

  • shipowners
  • crewing agents
  • masters
  • all seafarers and other shipboard personnel.

Accessible and PDF version of this notice attached with annexs 1 and 2.

Enquiries relating to ships cooks certificate of competency should be emailed to

MIN 689 (M) outlines the food and catering recognised qualifications in food hygiene or food safety in catering for ships cooks and others processing food in the galley.

Published 18 November 2022

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