Posts Tagged ‘MLC 2006’

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…
Hazel Brewer, partner, Perth office, Australia HFW Briefing – MLC Update: Australia Imposes Lengthy Bans on Vessels For Failures to Pay Crew Wages All vessels operating in Australian waters must comply with relevant international standards given effect under Australian law, including the Maritime...
September 27th, 2017 | HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Regulatory | Read More

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers
Mark Dickinson The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).  The ILO MLC amendments entered into force on 18 January 2017 and...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers
IMO’s Legal Committee maintains a standing agenda item, to keep under review the provision of financial security in case of abandonment of seafarers, and shipowners’ responsibilities in respect of contractual claims for personal injury to, or death of seafarers. IMO Secretary-General Kitack...
January 18th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal | Read More

Social Partners ask Commission to amend seafarers’ “Bill of Rights”

Social Partners ask Commission to amend seafarers’ “Bill of Rights”
Tim Springett UK Chamber of Shipping The European Social Partners in the maritime transport sector – European shipowners (ECSA) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are requesting the European Commission to amend the Social Partners’ Agreement Directive on seafarers’ right to...
December 13th, 2016 | News | Read More

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments
Better conditions on modern tonnage From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC on the latest MLC 2006 ammendments:  MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 – AMENDMENTS Following the unanimous adoption by the Special Tripartite Committee of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the “Convention”),...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Life at Sea vs Life in Space

Life at Sea vs Life in Space
With a strong Wi-Fi signal and your trusty smartphone, it’s easy to stay connected on land — but how do things change when you’re in the middle of the ocean or orbiting in space? They’re both extreme scenarios, but which is better for communication? We investigate who can communicate better...
May 26th, 2016 | Associations, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

A new welcome for visiting seafarers

A new welcome for visiting seafarers
A port welfare committee meets in the UK. Credit ISWAN A new project from the International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN) aims to encourage the formation of port welfare boards around the world to provide a welcome to visiting seafarers. The project, which is sponsored by the ITF...
February 12th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

A Better Welcome for Visting Seafarers

A Better Welcome for Visting Seafarers
A new website designed to encourage the formation of port welfare boards around the world to provide a welcome to visiting seafarers has been launched today by the UK based Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB). An important element in a project managed on behalf of the International Seafarers’ Welfare...
February 5th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Port State Control results Maritime Labour Convention one year after entry into force

Port State Control results Maritime Labour Convention one year after entry into force
Richard Schiferli Results first year Maritime Labour Convention: 113 ships detained for MLC related deficiencies 20 August 2014 marked the first anniversary of the entry into force of the  Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006). During these first 12 months 113 ships were detained by one of the Paris...
November 17th, 2014 | Associations, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

PSC Update 05-2014 / September one year after implementation of MLC, 2006

PSC Update 05-2014 / September one year after implementation of MLC, 2006
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)  was adopted in Geneva in 2006 and entered into force  on 20 August 2013. The convention is the fourth pillar  of international maritime law, along with SOLAS, STCW  and MARPOL. So far, 60 member states of ILO have  ratified the convention, and collectively...
September 9th, 2014 | Associations, Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Marine Insurance, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Seacurus calls for enforcement of Port State Control regulations on MLC

Seacurus calls for enforcement of Port State Control regulations on MLC
Thomas Brown Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has called for proper enforcement of Port State Control regulations in the lead-up to adoption of amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 designed to protect abandoned seafarers and seafarers injured in occupational accidents. The...
June 19th, 2014 | Flags, Marine Insurance, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Argentina ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

Argentina ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention
Argentina is the third Latin American country to ratify this convention The Government of Argentina deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This brings to 59 the total number of ratifications received so far representing...
May 30th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

ICS publishes latest flag state performance table, taking account of ILO MLC ratification

ICS publishes latest flag state performance table, taking account of ILO MLC ratification
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest ‘Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table’ which can be downloaded from the ICS website – www.ics-shipping.org/docs/flagstateperformancetable. ICS Director External Relations, Simon Bennett explained: “The...
January 7th, 2014 | Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Regulatory | Read More

Bureau Veritas becomes first classification society authorised by Greece for MLC 2006 tasks on Greek-flag ships

Bureau Veritas becomes first classification society authorised by Greece for MLC 2006 tasks on Greek-flag ships
Lambros A. Chahalis and Rear Admiral (HCG) (T) Dionyssios Giannoutsos. BUREAU VERITAS S.A. became the first classification society authorized by the Greek maritime authorities to render MLC 2006 related statutory tasks on board Greek flagged ships Lambros Chahalis, president of Bureau Veritas Hellas...
December 27th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Regulatory | Read More

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages
Tom Brown Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus says that reported doubts about the insurance industry’s ability to insure the liability for unpaid wages of abandoned seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 are inaccurate and ill-founded. It is already an agreed principle under...
December 17th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, Labour Disputes, Legal, Shipmanagement | Read More

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource
Natalie Shaw In Manila today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is launching a new web-based information resource to assist shipping companies to implement the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The ILO MLC entered into force worldwide in August although,...
October 29th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, ILO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, IT and Communications | Read More

Canada makes its third MLC detention

Canada makes its third MLC detention
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 October 2013* – The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Kouyou was detained yesterday in the port of Quebec, Canada, after maritime labour officials determined that crew were owed more than USD51, 000 in backpay. It is the third detention in Canada of a vessel under...
October 26th, 2013 | HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

Port State Control results 1 month after introduction MLC 2006

Port State Control results 1 month after introduction MLC 2006
Richard W.J. Schiferli, the Paris MoU Secretary General Results first month Maritime Labour Convention: 8 ships detained for MLC-related deficiencies On 20 August 2013 the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) entered into force and became a relevant instrument for the Paris MoU. Thus making the MLC...
October 3rd, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Statistics | Read More

Martek says more frequent testing required to meet MLC requirements on drinking water

Martek says more frequent testing required to meet MLC requirements on drinking water
Martek Marine, manufacturer of the maritime industry’s best selling drinking water testing kit, Drinksafe™, is advising owners to ensure that they are aware of the requirements of port state control and flag state water testing requirements in response to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.  The...
September 23rd, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Videotel addresses MLC requirements with launch of crew on board catering initiative

Videotel addresses MLC requirements with launch of crew on board catering initiative
For the seafarer often spending long periods at sea, meals frequently act as a linchpin to the day’s activities. When crews eat a balanced and nutritious diet, they are more contented, more productive and less likely to have accidents.  In recognition of this Videotel has partnered with Garrets...
September 5th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR | Read More

Liberia storms ahead on MLC certification

Ninety-four per cent of qualifying Liberian-flag ships have achieved successful Maritime Labour Convention 2006 compliance, just one week after the convention entered force, putting Liberia far ahead of any other international ship registry. MLC 2006 certification is a multi-step process. The first step...
August 30th, 2013 | Flags, HR | Read More

Defibrillator orders rocket as shipowners look to meet MLC demands

Defibrillator orders rocket as shipowners look to meet MLC demands
Martek Marine is reporting a significant increase in marine defibrillator sales in 2013, up 475% on 2012, with over four months of the year remaining. These sales include an order of more than 100 AEDs to Swire’s entire China Navigation fleet, as Swire beat the new Maritime Labour Convention’s (MLC)...
August 30th, 2013 | HR, Marine Equipment | Read More

Seafarers’ bill of rights goes live today

20 August 2013 – Today, 20 August, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – the seafarers’ bill of rights – comes into force. The MLC is a far-reaching, groundbreaking international convention which establishes an international minimum standard that has the potential to make a real difference...
August 21st, 2013 | HR, ITF | Read More

IMO Secretary-General welcomes entry into force of Maritime Labour Convention

IMO Secretary-General welcomes entry into force of Maritime Labour Convention
IMO’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu yesterday* (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the  Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO. “The entry into force of the MLC convention...
August 21st, 2013 | HR, IMO | Read More

MLC 2006: Ship Suppliers have a key role to play

MLC 2006: Ship Suppliers have a key role to play
  Robert Steen Kledal World’s largest ship supplier highlights role of chandlers in ensuring MLC compliance August 20, 2013 – Today sees the landmark Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 regulation enter into force, and Wrist Ship Supply, the world’s largest ship supplier, is calling for...
August 19th, 2013 | HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More