New legislation due to come into force
This will affect anyone who employs crew
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 is due to come into force on August 1st 2013. It is an International set of regulations that will be applicable to all Commercial boats, regardless of tonnage or Flag State.
In addition to substantial changes being required to the construction of crew accommodation onboard vessels, the MLC also requires major operational changes to take place. The purpose of these changes is to provide legal protection to the employees onboard (the crew), in order to bring existing ship regulations more in-line with those regulations that exist ashore.
Covers, rest periods, hours of work. complaints proceedures and loads more