New MLC consolidated text, including 2014 and 2016 amendments

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The celebration of the ILO Centenary started with the entry into force, on 8 January 2019, of the 2016 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, as amended (MLC, 2006) . Under the amendments, governments and shipowners are expected to adopt measures to better protect seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying using as a reference the Guidance on Eliminating…

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Cyprus Flag Administration – Entry into force of amendments to Code of Maritime Labour Convention

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has informed owners, operators and managers of Cyprus ships of the adoption, under the tacit acceptance procedure, of the 2014 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which were approved by the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference. The amendments, which enter into force…

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IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers (18Jan2017)

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability of seafarers. The 2014 amendments to the MLC 2006, which comes…

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New Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying from ICS and ITF

Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’.  The new Guidelines are developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).   These Guidelines have been launched in advance of an important International Labour Organization (ILO) Special Tripartite Committee…

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Paris MOU 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 MoU Authorities for MLC-related deficiencies. This represents 17.4% of the total number of detentions (649) in the Paris MoU during this period. During the first year…

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