Maritime Labour Convention

Maritime Labour Convention

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 contains a comprehensive set of global standards of working and living on ships for seafarers. MLC 2006 sets a new format that reflects modern conditions in the industry.

The MLC 2006 establishes minimum requirements for almost all aspects of working conditions for seafarers including conditions of employment, hours of work and rest, accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering, health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection.

The shipowner (Company under the ISM Code) must establish and implement a Maritime Labour Management System incorporated with measures for on going compliance with the

requirements of Convention and national provisions of the Flag state, namely Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Part II (DMLC Part II).

The shipowner and master of the ship are to properly implement the MLC according to DMLC Part II and shipboard inspection and certification.

All commercially registered yachts must be able to demonstrate MLC compliance.

All commercially registered yachts over 500GT must be MLC certified and it is recommended that commercial yachts under 500GT voluntarily request vessel certification

YMG Secsafe Ltd. establishes and implement a Maritime Labour Management System which consist of:

  • on board pre-inspection of MLC requirements;
  • develop and draw up a DMLC Part II with the ships crew and owning company to ensure on going compliance with the national requirements and the measures proposed to ensure there is continuous improvement;
  • obtain the MLC certificate from the Flag State administration (if applicable);
  • introduce the MLC on board and brief and train the crew and management on the system; and
  • conduct initial internal MLC audits (if applicable).

YMG Secsafe Ltd. incorporates the MLC requirements into the Safety Management Manual (SMM) as a separate chapter.