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Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 

On 20 August 2013, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) enters into force. The MLC applies to all cargo and passenger ships, irrespective of size. As of that date, the MLC will also become a part of Danish maritime legislation.

The Convention will lead to stricter flag State control obligations as well as a possibility of controlling ships from other countries through port State control.

A requirement will be introduced for certification to document compliance for ships with a tonnage of or above 500 engaged in international trade.

The overall purpose of the MLC is to ensure all aspects of seafarers’ conditions of employment, from the conclusion of employment contracts over the right to a free homeward voyage to occupational health and social security.

On this webpage, which will be further developed as needs are identified, you can read more about the Convention and about its implications for you – whether you are a shipowner, a seafarer or a classification society.

MLC-seminar 10 June 2013:

EU - Philippe Bauchy
ILO - Dominick Devlin
The Shipowners - Pia Voss
Certification - Martin John
Danish MLC Rules - Jørgen Løje


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