Compliance resources for MLC 2006

  • Date: 11/10/2012

Flag authorities of the MLC 2006 ratifying states are now issuing bulletins and circulars on implementation into national laws and procedures for compliance.

The MLC 2006 section of our website is collating these individual states’ materials for Members’ reference under the title “Implementation resources for ratifying States”.  A number of other related resources can be found from other industry organisations as the impact of MLC 2006 extends to areas such as working hours and thereby other conventions such as STCW.  These are found in that section under the title “Related workplace resources”.

As an international legal instrument MLC 2006 does not apply directly to shipowners but, like all international law, relies on implementation by countries through their national laws or other measures. It is the national law or other measures would then apply to shipowners, seafarers and ships.

Our collation of documents currently related to Antigua, Bahamas, Panama and the United Kingdom.  This will extend to other ratifying states in the coming weeks.  Also, as we become aware of any revisions or developments in these arrangements the updated versions will be published.  New and updated resources on these countries will appear in the latest “Knowledge & Developments” areas as well as in the “Implementation resources for ratifying States” section of the MLC 2006 main webpage.

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


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