The regulations are made under section 118 of the Gibraltar Merchant Shipping (Safety, etc.) Act 1993 and implement international conventions and standards for training and certification of seafarers.
The regulations specify rules and procedures for ensuring the safety and competence of seafarers operating in Gibraltar waters, aligning with international standards and conventions.
It outlines the qualifications and training requirements for various positions onboard ships, certification procedures, and the responsibilities of companies and individuals involved in the maritime industry.
The regulations also address penalties for non-compliance and the establishment of administrative instructions to support the implementation of the regulations.