Definition of Shipowner (MLC, 2006) – IACS Recommendation 129 (New March 2013

HR — By on July 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM

IACS Recommendation 129 (New March 2013)

Guidance on DMLC Part II review, inspection and certification under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

1.5 Shipowner

Shipowner means the owner of the ship or another organization or person, such as the manager, agent or bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for the operation of the ship from the owner and who, on assuming such responsibility, has agreed to take over the duties and responsibilities imposed on shipowners in accordance with this Convention, regardless of whether any other organization or persons fulfil certain of the duties or responsibilities on behalf of the shipowner.

This definition is taken to mean that the shipowner is the same entity as the Company as defined in the ISM Code, unless specified otherwise by the flag Administration.
International Labour Conference – Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – Definitions and Scope of Application – Article II
Article II
1. For the purpose of this Convention and unless provided otherwise in particular provisions, the term:
(j). shipowner means the owner of the ship or another organization or person, such as the manager, agent or bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for the operation of the ship from the owner and who, on assuming such responsibility, has agreed to take over the duties and responsibilities imposed on shipowners in accordance with this Convention, regardless of whether any other organization or persons fulfil certain of the duties or responsibilities on behalf of the shipowner.

SOLAS – International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea – Chapter IX – Management for the safe operation of ships – Regulation 1 – Definitions
Regulation 1 – Definitions
. For the purpose of this chapter, unless expressly provided otherwise:
1. International Safety Management (ISM) Code means the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention adopted by the Organization by resolution A.741(18), as may be amended by the Organization, provided that such amendments are adopted, brought into force and take effect in accordance with the provisions of article VIII of the present Convention concerning the amendment procedures applicable to the annex other than chapter I.
2. Company means the owner of the ship or any other organization or person such as the manager, or the bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for operation of the ship from the owner of the ship and who on assuming such responsibility has agreed to take over all the duties and responsibilities imposed by the International Safety Management Code.

Recommendation 129 – Guidance on DMLC Part II review, inspection and certification under the MLC, 2006 (New March 2013)

(source: Frank Marmol)

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