Introductory Workshop on the Maritime Labour Convention

Short Description/Aims

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, containing detailed provisions that require uniform standards of welfare and safety for seafarers, is touted as both the Seafarers’ Bill of Rights and the Fourth Pillar of Maritime Safety. As with any major convention, MLC 2006’s entry in the world stage has legal, commercial, and practical implications for different stakeholders. It therefore behooves all maritime professionals to gain an intimate knowledge of and familiarity with this important convention. The workshop provides an understanding of the MLC 2006 and the various maritime labour issues facing the maritime industry with the Convention’s entry into force on 20 August 2013.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will understand:

  • The issues with implementing MLC 2006
  • Identify the extent of implementation issues and ways to overcome these issues
  • Clarify inspection and certification of vessels for compliance with MLC 2006

Course Outline

  • Introduction of the MLC 2006
  • Presentation of the convention
  • Flag State Inspection and certification processes
  • Port State Control

Teaching & Learning Methods

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Group work

Who should attend

Any employee within the maritime industry responsible for implementing or ensuring compliance of vessels with MLC 2006.

Additional Information

This training is based on the ILO-approved training package.

Course length

3 days

EC Credit

1.5 EC

Mode of Delivery

Open Enrollment