MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 AS AMENDED (MLC) FINANCIAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

The Club has Informed Members of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 which will enter into force on 18 January 2017. After this date, ships that are subject to the MLC will be required to display certificates issued by an insurer or other financial security provider confirming that insurance or other financial security is in place for liabilities in respect of

  • outstanding wages and repatriation of seafarers together with incidental costs and expenses in accordance with MLC Regulation 2.5, Standard A2.5.2 and Guideline B2.5, and
  • compensation for death or long-term disability in accordance with Regulation 4.2., Standard A4.2. and Guideline B4.2. Ships requiring MLC Certificates

Ships will require MLC Certificates if they are

  • registered in a state where MLC is in force; or
  • calling at a port in a jurisdiction where MLC is in force

Details of States which are party to MLC can be found in the MLC Database maintained by the International Labour Organisation.