MLC – Updated International Group FAQs published

The International Group has published some revised FAQs on the Maritime Labour Convention (2006). Reflecting the issues and experiences that Clubs have encountered in dealing with MLC matters, the FAQs are intended to provide Members with guidance and information on the Convention, the important 2014 Amendments and how the Clubs’ certification operates.

The International Group said that:

the entry into force of the 2014 amendments to MLC on January 18th 2017 raised a number of complex and novel questions. It said that the FAQs were intended to provide guidance to assist Members and Clubs in complying with the amendments. “While efforts have been made to provide clarity, uncertainty remains on some aspects of the financial security requirements. There may also be differences in the way some states implement and enforce the amendments”, the Group said.—10-08-18.pdf